University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Collection

The University of Kentucky Medical Center was founded in 1956 during the second governorship of A. B. "Happy" Chandler (1955--1959). Physicians and others associated with the center discuss the planning and establishment of the facility; the selection of a director, department heads, and staff; the relationship between the center and the rest of the university; resistance by the Kentucky medical community to the center; its growth; Frank Dickey; John W. Oswald; and Chandler.

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