E. Harvey Estes Oral History Interview, 2007

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  • In this interview, Dr. Estes speaks about knowing Dr. Grace Kerby when he was on the faculty in the Department of Medicine; Dr. Kerby's driven nature; Dr. Kerby organizing the house staff schedules in the Department of Medicine; Dr. Kerby as the only chief resident who did not participate in the chair of the Department of Medicine Dr. Eugene Stead's required psychological sessions with psychiatrist Dr. Bingham Dai; Dr. Kerby as being too narrow socially; respect for Dr. Kerby; Dr. Kerby's compulsiveness and rigidity; Bess Cebe, Dr. Stead's administrative assistant; the warmth of Bess Cebe; Cebe as being helpful in a specific crisis; the few other women in the Department of Medicine during the 1960s; Dr. Eva Salber in the Department of Community and Family Medicine; South African protestors of Apartheid at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dr. Eva Salber and husband, Harry, leaving South Africa and going to Boston; Salber's coming to Chapel Hill; Dr. Eva Salber potentially taking over Lincoln Community Health Center; Dr. Evelyn Schmidt taking this position; Dr. Salber in the Department of Community and Family Medicine; Dr. Salber conducting a needs assessment of the surrounding community; Dr. Salber setting up a system of community leaders as healthcare givers; Dr. Salber's deep involvement with rural elders; Dr. Salber's equal treatment of African-Americans; Dr. Salber's interest in medical students; Connie Service; Becky Heron; Susan Yaggy; the loss of the Division of Community Medicine when Dr. Salber retired, before Susan Yaggy took over the division; Kathy Andolsek; women at the time as being more interested in becoming family doctors than men; culture differences in having mostly women in divisions of the department; maternity policies; tenure being not as important in Community and Family Medicine as in other departments; Dorothy Naumann being in charge of student health; residents in the department going into the community as opposed to joining the faculty; problems with this approach; Joyce Nichols, the first African-American female physician assistant; physician assistants as currently a more female-dominated group; Dr. Evelyn Schmidt; praise for Dr. Schimdt's leadership at Lincoln Community Health Center; funding as an issue in the Department of Community and Family Medicine; the Duke Diet and Fitness Center; Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans; healthcare for Mrs. Semans; healthcare received by his wife; the Nearly New Shoppe; the wives of Duke faculty being involved in creating the used clothing store; and the current state of Nearly New Shoppe.
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