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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Biographical Information; Medical School in Uniform, World War II; Training in Pathology; Coming to UOMS; Dr. Hunter and the Pathology Department; Dr. Edwin Osgood; Senior Skits; Autopsies and Other Department Work; Town-Gown Relations; Dr. Charlie Dotter; UOHSC Faculty Senate; Curriculum Changes; Research at UOMS; Laboratory Work in Medical Education; Rise of Technology; Women and Minorities in Medicine; Index


Nelson R. "Sam" Niles, M.D., talks about his education and service during World War II. He then discusses his career at Oregon Health Sciences University which he joined in 1951. Dr. Niles was born in Southampton, New York. He graduated from Princeton University in 1944 and Cornell University Medical College in 1947. He participated in the Army Specialized Training Program during World War II and spent two years at Madigan Army Medical Center. He joined the University of Oregon Medical School as a resident in 1951 and joined the faculty as an Instructor in 1953. He was then promoted to Assistant Professor in 1954, Associate Professor in 1959, and full Professor in 1967. Niles also served on the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center Faculty Senate.


Transcript of oral history interview with Nelson R. Niles, M.D., conducted on September 29, 1998 by Linda Weimer


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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