Interview with Robert Straus, October 9, 1985

Project: University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. Robert Straus (Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science 1959-1987) discusses attending Yale, developing medical school at Syracuse University, being a member of the group that founded the University of Kentucky Medical Center and Medical School. Provides significant detail on the role of Dr. William Willard in creating the Medical Center and the Medical school and the obstacles in accomplishing those tasks. Dr. Straus also discusses the role of behavior science in medical education, the construction of the medical center and the other key individuals recruited to build the University of Kentucky Medical Center and Medical School. Highlights include frank assessment of University of Kentucky Presidents as well as Governors of Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1985oh220_ukmc001

Interviewee Name

Robert Straus

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1985-10-09

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Straus, Robert Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 09 Oct. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Straus, R. (1985, October 09). 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.

Straus, Robert, interview by Richard C. Smoot. October 09, 1985, University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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