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Indiana Medicine, 1993


Interviewee
Horst, William N. December 19, 1994 

Call Number
93-047

Physical Description

37 pages; 3 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 123 minutes; index

Interviewer
Ettinger, Patrick

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

William N. Horst, born September 12, 1914 and died September 13, 1997, is a retired doctor living in Crown Point, Indiana at the time of this interview. He talks about his childhood on a bee farm in Crown Point, and his interest in the medical profession. He speaks of his experiences in medical school, the classes he took, and his time interning. He talks about his experiences in World War II, and some of the famous generals he met. He speaks of some of the folk remedies he learned about from his father and grandfather. Finally, he discusses his practice as a family doctor in Crown Point, and the changes in the medical profession over the years.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Cook County Hospital
    • DePauw University
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • St. Vincent's Hospital
    • Occupation Names
    • physician
    • Personal Names
    • Eichelberger, Robert L.
    • Myers, Burton Dorr
    • Tojo, Hideki
    • Wheeler, John
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Crown Point, Indiana
    • Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • apiaries
    • blood poisoning
    • folk medicine
    • medical changes
    • medical education
    • medical history
    • military doctors
    • polio
    • surgical history
    • World War II