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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Fire at the Medical School, Ca. 1915; Matriculating in 1929; Anatomy: Hod Lewis and Pop Allen; Campus in the 1930’s; Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Pathology; Volunteer Faculty; Dean Dillehunt; Physical Diagnosis; The Mackenzie Hall Amphitheater; Third and Fourth Year: Other Hospitals; Emergency Medicine and the Police Hospital; Neurology: Laurence Selling; Dr. Bilderback and His Associates; Dermatology: Lyle Kingery; Military Service After Medical School; Internship and Residency at Michael Reese; Introduction of Sulfanilamide; Index


Eugene Gettelman, M.D., talks about his education at the University of Oregon Medical School, including the social life there, about his internship and residency in Chicago, his service in the South Pacific during World War II, and his career in private practice in the San Fernando Valley in California. He gives an eyewitness account of the first reported use of sulfanilamide in the U.S. at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Gettelman was born in Milwaukie, Wisconsin, June 16, 1908, graduated from the University of Washington and University of Oregon Medical School, completed his internship and residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and established a private practice in 1946.


Transcript of oral history interview with Eugene Gettelman, M.D., conducted on February 27, 1999 by Elizabeth Wood


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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