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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Betty’s Early Years; The Meeting: Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago; Norman’s Early Years; Military Service; Residency at Presbyterian Hospital, New York; The Move to Utah and the VA Hospital; Early Research Interests; A Trip to England; Coming Back to Oregon; The New Department of Anesthesiology; Research at UOHSC; Medical Faculty Auxiliary; Retirement, and a New Interest: History of Anesthesia; Personal Health Issues; Proudest Accomplishments; Index


Betty Bergman discusses her early years and how she met and married Norman Bergman, M.D., when he was a young internist in Chicago. She recalls their years in Salt Lake City and Oregon at the University of Oregon Medical School. Dr. Roger Klein and Dr. Angela Kendrick, also present in the interview, share their recollections of Bergman's accomplishments, knowledge and career. Norman A. Bergman, M.D., was born October 14, 1926 in Seattle. He was educated at Reed College and the University of Oregon Medical School (M.D., 1951); served as Chief of Anesthesia Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Salt Lake City, 1958-1970; and was professor in the UOMS Department of Anesthesiology, 1971-1996 and Chair, 1971-1981.


Transcript of oral history interview with Betty Bergman, conducted on August 14, 2002 by Linda Weimer, Roger Klein, and Angela Kendrick


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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