Eddie L. Hoover Oral History Interview, 2019

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  • This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Eddie L. Hoover on June 25, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. During the interview, Hoover discusses his early life; education; how he joined the medical profession; what it was like to be Black at the time Duke was starting to integrate its schools and facilities; the need for and starting the Society of Black Academic Surgeons; and his memories of Sabiston including his flawless memory, his meticulous nature, his love of the history of surgery, his dress code, his focus on research, and his desire to train academic surgeons who were going to teach the next generation of surgeons.
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