John Latta Interview and Transcript

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Abstract/Description: Oral history interview with John S. Latta. He begins his interview describing how he came to UNMC in 1921. He describes what the physical campus was like including the tennis courts and temporary nurses’ dormitory. He details women in medical school, morticians on campus and medical illustrators. He gives his opinions on Poynter and Cutter and the relationship between them. He discusses the library and its locations on the early campus. Latta also discusses the expansion of campus and the shift to third-party payment. He details the transfer of library funding from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to UNMC as well as the conclusion of his career at the Eppley Institute. Latta concludes his interview discussing the conflict between Orr and Lord and his opinion of Willard.
Subject(s): Anatomy
Schools, Medical
Latta, John S.

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