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Oral history interview with George Tiller, 2001

Creator: Tiller, George, 1941-2009
Project: Physicians for reproductive health and choice oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 43 pages Sound recording: 1 sound cassette Videorecording: 1 videocassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Current title: Medical Director of Women's Health Care Service in Wichita; Education: University of Kansas (undergrad), University of Kansas School of Medicine, internship at U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton (1967), Aerospace Medical Institute; Positions held: U.S. Naval Flight surgeon, President of Medical Center in Wichita (1978); early plans for dermatology residency; death of relatives in aircraft accident (1970); lessons from father's practice; explanation of understanding of abortion; early abortion experiences prior to and following Roe v. Wade; personal philosophy; formation of Women's Healthcare Service (1976); risk/dangers of and backlash to abortion provision; doctor-patient relationships; family crises; male-female relationships; life cycle of physicians; technical vs. personal components of abortion provision; personal tolls; career and life reflections; assassination attempt; Operation Save America protests; bombing of Wichita clinic (1986); relationship with Dr. Binyon; the Women's Right to know Bill; late-term abortion providers; Tiller's would-be assassin; retirement plans


Access Conditions

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

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