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Indiana Medicine, 1993


Interviewee
Bridges, Alvin August 5, 1993 

Call Number
93-020

Physical Description

53 pages; 2 tapes, 85 minutes; index

Interviewer
Ettinger, Patrick

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Alvin Bridges, an African-American physician born on June 6, 1925, discusses his childhood in the context of the Great Depression, racism, segregation, and his education. He received his medical education at Meharry Medical College, and he discusses his medical internship and later, medical practice in terms of the impact of race relations. In addition, Dr. Bridges speaks of his service in World War II as a Buffalo Soldier, his medical practice in Anderson, Indiana, and the changes in medicine over the past decades.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Duriron Foundry
    • Meharry Medical College
    • University of Dayton
    • Occupation Names
    • physician
    • Place Names
    • Anderson, Indiana
    • Dayton, Ohio
    • Subjects
    • genealogy
    • general practice
    • Great Depression
    • integration
    • medical costs
    • medical technology
    • modern medical schools
    • premedical education
    • racism
    • segregation
    • World War II