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Oral history interview with Irving Rust [electronic resource], 2001.

Creator: Rust, Irving
Project: Physicians for reproductive health and choice oral history project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) video file : digital preservation master
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Memories of childhood; Family background, especially on abortion; Reminiscences of parent; BA, New York University, MD in Europe (1963); Korean War veteran under GI Bill; Motivations for becoming a doctor, akin to American Dream; Reminiscences of residency as OB/GYN (1964-1968); Founder, Upper Manhattan Medical Group (1968); Feeling on performing abortions, pre- and port- Roe v. Wade; Medical Director of Planned Parenthood in the Bronx, New York; Speculation on future of Roe V. Wade, Rust v. Sullivan; Experience with threats to self and colleagues.


Access Conditions

Copyright by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH), 2001.

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