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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Growing Up in Mcgill, NV; World War II; Medicine in the Company Town; Pre-Nursing at University of Oregon; Department of Nursing Education; Working at the Tuberculosis Hospital; Newborn Nursing at Good Samaritan; Move to Shriners Hospital; Central Services on Marquam Hill; Newborn Nursing at University Hospital; Return to Central Services; Fifty-Year Class Reunion; Future of Nursing; Index


Carol Pearson Storer talks about her childhood in McGill, Nevada, her nursing education during the 1940s, and her career, starting in the 1950s, in tuberculosis care, operating room and pediatric nursing, and central services administration for the UOMS and UOHSC hospitals. She concludes by musing about nursing trends during her career and the future of nursing and the looming shortage of qualified nursing staff. Storer was born in East Ely, Nevada in August of 1928. She received a baccalaureate degree in nursing from University of Oregon Medical School Department of Nursing Education in 1949. Storer then worked at the UOMS Tuberculosis Hospital in the early 1950s. She relocated to Good Samaritan Hospital in 1954 and again in 1970 to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in 1970. Storer returned to Marquam Hill in 1973 as Manager of Central Services for the UOMS Hospital. She retired from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1990.


Transcript of oral history interview with Carol Pearson Storer, conducted on April 12, 1999 by Linda Weimer


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Nursing


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