Interview with Ben Eiseman, October 22, 1987

Project: University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Dr. Ben Eiseman was Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery (1961-1967) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. In this interview, Eisemen discusses the department of surgery and his unique structuring of responsibilities. He also details his disagreements with Dr. Willard over the direction of the Medical Center, in particular, his disagreement with almost everyone regarding the lack of a payment incentive program at the Medical Center. He also discusses in detail the qualities which make a good surgeon, academic, and manager. In addition, Eiseman shares some anecdotal stories about the Medical Center.

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1987oh156_ukmc074

Interviewee Name

Ben Eiseman

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1987-10-22

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Eiseman, Ben Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 22 Oct. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Eiseman, B. (1987, October 22). 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.

Eiseman, Ben, interview by Richard C. Smoot. October 22, 1987, University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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