Interview with John W. Greene, Jr., May 19, 1986

Project: University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Dr. John "Jack" W. Greene (Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1963-1990) discusses his experience as a physician, going to school at the University of Pennsylvania, and becoming the director of the OB department at UK. He explains the greatness of Dr. Willard, and the unique contributions he made to the Medical Center. Green attributes the Medical Center's success to its founding at the same time as a rapid advancement in medicine. He mentions other great contributors, and their specific contributions to the Medical Center's success. He also discusses the lack of recognition for the contributions the Medical Center has made to Lexington and Kentucky. He lastly discusses the transitional nature of medical care and the future of medical care in America.

Interview Accession

1986oh140_ukmc043

Interviewee Name

John W. Greene, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1986-05-19

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Greene, John W., Jr. Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 19 May. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Greene, J.W., Jr. (1986, May 19). 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.

Greene, John W., Jr., interview by Richard C. Smoot. May 19, 1986, University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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