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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Early Years and Education; Flight Surgeon; World War II; Dr. Charles B. Huggins, Pt. I; Kidney Transplantation; Coming to UOMS; Hawaii; Research and the NIH; Governor Mccall; Kidney Transplant, 1959; Town-Gown Relationships; Research and UOMS; Dr. Charles B. Huggins, Pt. II; Research Funding; UOMS in the 1960’s; Index


Dr. Hodges talks about his early years and education. He became involved with urology when he went to work with Dr. Charles Huggins at the University of Chicago. Huggins won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1966 for work on prostate cancer that was conducted in his laboratory during Dr. Hodges' time there. Hodges talks about Huggins. Hodges moved to University of Oregon Medical School and soon became Chair of the Division of Urology. He talks about the first kidney transplant at UOMS in 1959 and about surgery for prostate cancer. Hodges moved to Hawaii and became Chair of the Division of Urology at the University of Hawaii. He practiced at the Tripler Army Medical Center and the Straub Clinic, too. He discusses further about his years in Hawaii. Dr. Hodges was born on November 11, 1914 in Terry, South Dakota. He was educated at Iowa State University and University of Chicago Medical School (M.D., 1940). He served as a flight surgeon during World War II. He joined the University of Oregon Medical School in 1948 and became Chair of the Division of Urology in 1949. He participated in the first kidney transplant at UOMS on Oct. 9, 1959. He was Physician to Oregon Governor Tom McCall. He retired from UOMS in 1979 and became chair, Division of Urology, at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine. Hodges died on March 6, 2001 in Kona, Hawaii.


Transcript of oral history interview with Clarence V. Hodges, M.D., conducted on November 22, 1999 by Sarah Porter, Ph.D.


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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