Interview with Thomas R. Ford, October 23, 1985

Project: University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. Thomas Ford (Chair of the Department of Sociology and Rural Sociology 1956-1990, Director of the Center for Developmental Change 1956-1990) recounts his educational background in sociology, his early impressions of Kentucky, and the unique nature of the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He also describes standardizing the Medical Center to be in line with other medical institutions and the negative and positive effects of standardization. In addition, Ford discusses the reasoning behind the school's opposition.

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1985oh232_ukmc007

Interviewee Name

Thomas R. Ford

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1985-10-23

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Ford, Thomas R. Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 23 Oct. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ford, T.R. (1985, October 23). 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.

Ford, Thomas R., interview by Richard C. Smoot. October 23, 1985, University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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