Date

4-7-2004

Document Type

Article

Publisher

Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Growing Up in Kansas; Medical School Years; Coming to Portland; Dr. Thomas Joyce; Going Off to War; Service Overseas; Utah Beach; Concentration Camps; Returning to Portland; Department of Surgery; Town-Gown Relations; American College of Surgeons; Women in Medicine; Portland Clinic Practice; Changes in Breast Surgery; Changes in Heart Surgery; First Pneumonectomy in Portland; War Stories; Experiences with Polio; Getting the Nickname “Bucky”; Another War Story; Joyce As a Surgical Leader; Family Life After the War; Doctor-Patient Relations; Index

Abstract

Ambrose "Bucky" Shields, M.D., recounts experiences in medical school, surgical training with Dr. Thomas Joyce, private practice at the Portland Clinic, and his occasional affiliation with the University of Oregon Medical School. He focuses on his military experiences during World War II with the Army 91st Evacuation Hospital. He talks about the various surgeries over his years of practice, the relationship between the Portland Clinic and the Medical School, and the chairs of the Medical School Dept. of Surgery. Dr. Shields was born in Kansas on August 10, 1914. He graduated from the University of Kansas (M.D., 1940); interned at the University of Oregon Medical School, 1941; and trained as a surgeon through a preceptorship with Thomas M. Joyce, 1941-1942. He then served with the U.S. Army 91st Evacuation Hospital in World War II (1942-1945). Shields returned to Portland and went into private practice with Dr. Joyce at the Portland Clinic. He worked intermittently for UOMS as an instructor in surgery and retired in 1980.

Description

Transcript of oral history interview with Ambrose "Bucky" Shields, M.D., conducted on April 7, 2004 by Richard Mullins, M.D.

Comments

OHSU Oral History Project

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M4QZ28RX

School

School of Medicine

Rights

All materials are owned by OHSU Library. You may use these materials on a fair use basis only, in accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of U.S. copyright law. For other uses, please contact OHSU Historical Collections & Archives for permission to reproduce, publish, or otherwise distribute images or other materials on this website. Information release form signed by interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) on 1997-10-09. On file in OHSU Historical Collections and Archives.

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