Interview with William R. Willard, November 13, 1985

Project: University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. William R. Willard (Vice President of the University of Kentucky Medical Center 1956-1970 and Dean of the Medical School 1956-1966). This interview discusses Dr. Willard's decision to come to the University of Kentucky to start the Medical School and Medical Center, his philosophy toward the practice and teaching of medicine, his recruitment of staff, and difficulties encounter in the creation of the Medical School and Medical Center. Dr. Willard also discusses his relationships with both University of Kentucky Presidents as well as his interactions with members of state government.

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1985oh241_ukmc014

Interviewee Name

William R. Willard

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1985-11-13

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Willard, William R. Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 13 Nov. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Willard, W.R. (1985, November 13). Interview by R. C. Smoot. University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Willard, William R., interview by Richard C. Smoot. November 13, 1985, University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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