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Reminiscences of Glen W. McDonald, 1984

Creator: McDonald, Glen W.
Project: Institute of Inter-American Affairs project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in Oklahoma; medical school at University of Oklahoma during the Depression; experiences with Civilian Conservation Corps as a camp doctor; position with the State Health department; masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins; army experience before and during World War II; private practice in 1946; creation of Ministry of Public Health in Korea, 1944; Foreign Service work in Iran, 1956-1958; small pox vaccination, recollections of the Shah, comparison with Haiti, American polciy in Iran, Sheraz hospital; experiences in Haiti, 1959, working with traditional medicine men, missionaries, liberation theology; criticisms of Project Hope; various family and foreign experiences; headed World Health Organization on diabetes and arthritis; work since retirement in 1970


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1985

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