Harry W. McFadden, Jr. Interview and Transcript

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Abstract/Description: Interview with Harry W. McFadden, Jr. He begins his interview describing his upbringing, early education and family history. He discusses the military in school, the accelerated wartime program and deciding on a specialization. He also details his training and military career in Germany. McFadden talks about coming back to UNMC (1948) and beginning his research. He also discusses the start of full-time faculty on campus and his perception of the dissent towards the decision. He describes teaching both in the military and at UNMC and the separation of the Pathology and Bacteriology departments. He describes the virology lab and its importance to the state of Nebraska and Gunderson’s decision to leave UNMC. He gives his opinions of Tollman and Wittson as leaders and his involvement in the planning of Wittson Hall and University Hospital construction projects. McFadden concludes his interview by detailing the effect that the three-year curriculum had on labs and his time as Interim Chancellor after Witton’s retirement.
Subject(s): McFadden, Harry W., Jr.

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