Interview with Elizabeth Patterson, December 20, 2018

Project: Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project

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Dr. Patterson graduated at a time when few women were training to become doctors. She specialized in the new field of Family Medicine, practicing in Middletown, Ohio. At the height of her career, she became the Medical Director for Proctor and Gamble, developing groundbreaking health and wellness programs that impacted people around the world. Dr. Patterson worked closely with W. Edwards Deming and many other innovative leaders. She was one of 14 women in a class of 58 students. The class had the largest number of women graduates of any class during the first ten years of the college.

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2019oh0042_wp0023

Interviewee Name

Elizabeth Patterson

Interviewer Name

Karen Clancy

Interview Date

2018-12-20

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Patterson, Elizabeth Interview by Karen Clancy. 20 Dec. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Patterson, E. (2018, December 20). Interview by K. Clancy. Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Patterson, Elizabeth, interview by Karen Clancy. December 20, 2018, Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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