Interview with Carolyn Purcell, May 8, 2018

Project: Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project

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Dr. Carolyn Purcell discusses her childhood of poverty and faith which led her to become a doctor. She talks about her undergraduate years as she advanced in her chemistry major and prepared to apply and interview for medical school. The interview process of getting accepted to medical school, her medical school years, her internship, and her residency at the University of Kentucky are discussed in detail. She discusses her practicing years, her retirement, and the novels she has written about abortion, as well as her faith and the death of her father.

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2018oh290_wp011

Interviewee Name

Carolyn Purcell

Interviewer Name

Karen Clancy

Interview Date

2018-05-08

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Purcell, Carolyn Interview by Karen Clancy. 08 May. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Purcell, C. (2018, May 08). Interview by K. Clancy. Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Purcell, Carolyn, interview by Karen Clancy. May 08, 2018, Women In White: Women Physicians Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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