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Oregon Health & Science University

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Early Life and Family Ties; The Depression and the College Years; Student Days at University of Oregon Medical School; Military Affairs; Social Activities on Campus; Hod Lewis, Part I; Women Students; Medical School Faculty; “Toxic Tom” Joyce; Internship in Honolulu; Residency at William Beaumont General Hospital; Starting Out in Private Practice; Health Insurance and Medical Expenses; Continuing Medical Education; Relationship with UOMS; Retirement; Changes in Surgery; Hod Lewis, Part II; Interesting Cases; Hod Lewis, Part III; Index


John (Jack) D. Flanagan, M.D., talks about his early years growing up in Coos Bay, Oregon, his education at the University of Oregon and University of Oregon Medical School, his internship in Honolulu and residency in El Paso, and his career in surgery in private practice in Coos Bay. He recalls the cases he saw, the rise of health insurance in private care, and the role of the surgeon versus that of the general practitioner. Flanagan retired in 1980.


Transcript of oral history interview with John D. Flangan, M.D., conducted on September 24, 1998 by Linda Weimer


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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