Interview with John V. Payne, February 8, 2005

Project: Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project

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John Payne (Malaysia, 1967-1969; Doctor) discusses his life and educational background both before and after joining the Peace Corps. Payne explains his decision to join the U.S. Public Health Service where he served as a physician to Peace Corps volunteers in Malaysia.The interviewee provides an overview of a typical day in his Peace Corps service. Additionally, Payne details stories of medical evacuation and psychiatric illnesses of Peace Corps Volunteers and a description of local medical services. Subsequently, Payne articulates what he did following the Peace Corps, including his career as a physician in Kentucky and missionary work he completed after retirement. Payne then compares his experience in Malaysia as a Peace Corps doctor to that of Peace Corps volunteers. Payne also considers the impact of the Peace Corps upon Malaysia as well as how his Peace Corps experience affected himself and his family. Payne discusses how his time spent in the Peace Corps had an impact upon his career. The overall impact of the Peace Corps globally is examined. Payne evaluates the future role of the Peace Corps. To conclude the interview, Payne talks of reinstating the Peace Corps in Liberia and gives his final thoughts on Malaysia.

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2005oh013_pc039

Interviewee Name

John V. Payne

Interviewer Name

Jack A. Wilson

Interview Date

2005-02-08

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Payne, John V. Interview by Jack A. Wilson. 08 Feb. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Payne, J.V. (2005, February 08). Interview by J. A. Wilson. Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Payne, John V., interview by Jack A. Wilson. February 08, 2005, Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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