Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Leaders in Medicine

Inspired by the late Drs. Beatrice C. and David E. Seegal, who were distinguished members of the faculty at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and made possible by their generous benefaction, in 1970 the society launched a program to record on videotape interviews with leading figures in American medicine.

Interviewed by physicians, who themselves have achieved distinction in their fields, renowned men and women of American medicine reflect on their formative years, the persons and events that influenced them, the circumstances surrounding their major contributions to medical education and medical science, and the ebb and flow that occurred in their disciplines during their careers. They are a unique resource for men and women embarking on medical careers, as well as a permanent record of many of the people who helped to shape medicine in the United States in this century.

The tapes have been digitized. You may request a DVD by contacting:
Dee Martinez
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
525 Middlefield Rd., Suite 130
Menlo Park, CA 94025
E: dee@alphaomegaalpha.org
F: (650) 329-1618

The recordings are now owned by the National Library of Medicine. To purchase them, contact:
Rebecca Warlow
Head, Images, films, and archives
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
T: (301) 594-0975
F: (301) 402-7034
E: rebecca.warlow@mail.nih.gov



List of Videotapes (click on a name to watch the video)

Please contact Debbie Lancaster if you have any problems with the video streams.
Interview of: University: Interviewed by:
Raymond Adams, M.D.
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Bullard Professor of Neuropathology Emeritus
Harvard Medical School Arthur Asbury, M.D.
Mary Ellen Avery, M.D.
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Thomas Morgan Rotch Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School Marcia Angell, M.D.
Benjamin M. Baker, M.D.
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Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Carol J. Johns, M.D.
Jeremiah A. Barondess, M.D.
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President, The New York Academy of Medicine, Psaty Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine
Cornell University Medical College David E. Rogers, M.D.
Paul B. Beeson, M.D. Distinguished Physician, VA, Seattle;
joint interview with Eugene A. Stead, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

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John A. Benson, Jr., M.D.
President Emeritus, American Board of Internal Medicine, and Dean and Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Oregon Health Sciences University Daniel D. Federman, M.D.
F. Tremaine Billings, Jr.
Clinical Professor Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Harvie Branscomb
Baruch S. Blumberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the President and Fox Chase Distinguished Scientist
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia Jemes Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.
Stuart Bondurant, M.D.
Interim Dean
University of North Carolina School of Medicine Jeremiah A. Barondess, M.D.
John Z. Bowers, M.D.
President
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
Eugene Braunwald, M.D.
Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine
Harvard Medical School Lee Goldman, M.D.
George F. Cahill, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Medicine, emeritus
Harvard Medical School Ronald H. Arky, M.D.
Benjamin Castleman, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School Ronald B. Weinstein, M.D.
Robert A . Chase, M.D.
Emile Holman Professor of Surgery and Professor of Anatomy
Stanford University School of Medicine Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
Purnell W. Choppin, M.D.
President
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Richard M. Krause, M.D.
W. Montague Cobb, M.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Howard University College of Medicine LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D.
Lowell T. Coggeshall, M.D.
Frederick H. Rawson Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine John Z. Bowers, M.D.
C. Lockard Conley, M.D.
Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Benjamin M. Baker, M.D.
Denton A. Cooley, M.D.
Surgeon-in-Chief
Texas Heart Institute Ron Stone
George W. Corner, M.D.
Executive Officer
American Philosophical Society John Z. Bowers, M.D.
Martin M. Cummings, M.D.
Director
National Library of Medicine Peter D. Olch, M.D.
James E. Darnell, Jr., M.D.
Vincent Astor Professor, and Head, Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology
Rockefeller University Jeff Friedman
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
President and Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D.
Lester R. Dragstedt, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery Emeritus
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine John Landor, M.D.
Harriet P. Dustan, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emerita
University of Alabama School of Medicine Edward Frohlich, M.D.
Richard V. Ebert, M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
University of Arkansas School of Medicine William W. Stead, M.D.
Robert H. Ebert, M.D.
Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Harvard Medical School Richard V. Ebert, M.D.
John Eckstein, M.D.
Dean Emeritus
University of Iowa College of Medicine Francois M. Abboud, M.D.
Gertrude B. Elion, D.Sc.
Scientist Emeritus
Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Mary Ellen Avery, M.D.
John F. Enders, Ph.D.
University Professor Emeritus
Harvard University, and Chief, Virology Research Division, Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center Frederick C. Robbins, M.D.
George L. Engel, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Stanford Meyerowitz
Maxwell Finland, M.D.
George R. Minot Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Harvard Medical School Edward H. Kass, M.D.
Jacques Genest, M.D.
C.C., Director
Clinical Research Institute of Montreal Vincent D. Dole, M.D.
Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
Director for Medical Science
Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust, Editor, The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha, Consulting Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine Robert A. Chase, M.D.
Grace A. Goldsmith, M.D.
Dean Emerita
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University William J. Darby, M.D.
Richard W. Hanson, Ph.D.
Leonard and Jean Skeggs Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry
Case Western Reserve University Oliver E. Owen, M.D.
George T. Harrell, M.D., Part 1
Part 2

Vice-President for Medical Sciences Emeritus
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine C. Max Lang, M.D.
Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D.
Distinguished Physician, VA, Distinguished Professor
University of Alabama A. J. Merrill, M.D.
A. McGehee Harvey, M.D.
Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Richard J. Johns, M.D.
Albert Baird Hastings, Sc.D., Ph.D.
Hamilton Kuhn Professor Biological Chemistry Emeritus
Harvard Medical School Peter D. Olch, M.D.
Donald A. Henderson, M.D.
Dean
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health Edith Schoenrich, M.D.
Emile Holman, M.D.
Professor of Surgery Emeritus
Stanford University School of Medicine Peter D. Olch, M.D.
Dorothy M. Horstman, M.D.
John R. Paul Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Pediatrics
Yale University School of Medicine Robert W. McCollum, M.D.
John P. Hubbard, M.D.
President Emeritus
National Board of Medical Examiners Edithe J. Levit, M.D.
Charles Huggins, M.D.
Wm. D. Ogden Distinguished Professor of Surgery Emeritus
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Leon O. Jacobson, M.D.
Thomas H. Hunter, M.D.
Dean and Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of Virginia School of Medicine Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
J. Willis Hurst, M.D.
Consultant, Division of Cardiology
Emory University School of Medicine Mark E. Silverman, M.D.
Franz J. Ingelfinger, M.D.
Editor
New England Journal of Medicine Thomas C. Chalmers, M.D.
Carol J. Johns, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, and
Richard J. Johns, M.D.
Distinguished Service Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; joint interview
William N. Kelley, M.D.
CEO for the Medical Center & Health System, Executive Vice President
Dean, School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Edward W. Holmes, M.D.
David M. Kipnis, M.D.
Distinguished University Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine William A. Peck, M.D.
Joseph B. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D.
Louis Block Distinguished Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Arthur Rubenstein, M.D.
C. Everett Koop, M.D.
Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Professor of Surgery
Dartmouth Medical School Robert W. Crichlow, M.D.
Arthur Kornberg, M.D.
Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus
Stanford University School of Medicine I. Robert Lehman, Ph.D.
Alexander D. Langmuir, M.D., M.P.H.
Formerly Chief Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control Donald A. Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.
John K. Lattimer, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons James F. Glenn, M.D.
Alexander Leaf, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Harvard Medical School Arnold S. Relman, M.D.
Russel V. Lee, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Stanford University School of Medicine James Day
LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Howard University School of Medicine Clive O. Callender, M.D.
Wiliam P. Longmire, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine;

joint interview with Francis D. Moore, M.D., Elliott Carr Cutler Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Oliver H. Lowry, Ph.D., M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology Emeritus
Washington University School of Medicine Janet Passonneau, Ph.D.
H.W. Magoun, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
UCLA Brain Research Institute self interview
Making of a Clinician: Teaching the Medical Student to Teach
David E. Seegal, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Daniel J. McCarty, M.D.
Will and Cava Ross Professor of Medicine, Director, Arthritis Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin Lawrence M. Ryan, M.D.
Maclyn McCarty, M.D. The Rockefeller University Richard Krause, M.D.
Walsh McDermott, M.D.
Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health
Cornell University Medical College David E. Rogers, M.D.
Victor A. McKusick, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Medical Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine David L. Rimoin, M.D., Ph.D.
Gordon Meiklejohn, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
Sherman M. Mellinkoff, M.D.
Dean
UCLA School of Medicine William P. Longmire, M.D.
Karl F. Meyer, M.D.
Director Emeritus, The George W. Hooper Foundation
University of California, San Diego Edward B. Shaw, M.D.
Francis D. Moore, M.D.
Elliott Carr Cutler Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Joseph E. Murray, M.D.
Professor of Surgery Emeritus
Harvard Medical School Francis D. Moore, M.D.
David G. Nathan, M.D.
President
Dana Farbar Cancer Institute Samuel E. Lux, M.D.
Daniel Nathans, M.D.
Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Daniel DiMaio, M.D.
Waldo E. Nelson, M.D.
Professor and Chariman Emeritus, Pediatrics
Temple University School of Medicine Angelo M. DiGeorge, M.D.
Irving H. Page, M.D.
Director Emeritus, Research Division
Cleveland Clinic Edward D. Frohlich, M.D.
William H. Parson, M.D.
Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine Thomas H. Hunter, M.D.
Robert G. Petersdorf, M.D. David S. Greer, M.D.
James A. Pittman, Jr., M.D.
Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus
University of Alabama School of Medicine Suzanne Oparil, M.D.
Hans Popper, M.D.
Gustave L. Levy Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Thomas C. Chalmers, M.D.
Helen M. Ranney, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Samuel I. Rappaport, M.D.
Arnold S. Relman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and of Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School Alexander Leaf, M.D.
Jonathan E. Rhoads, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Jonathan E. Rhoads, Jr., M.D.
Leo G. Rigler, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, Director of Resident Training
UCLA School of Medicine Harry Z. Mellins, M.D.
David E. Rogers, M.D.
Walsh McDermott University Professor of Medicine
Cornell University Medical College William Schaffner, M.D.
Richard S. Ross, M.D.
Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Dean
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Richard J. Johns, M.D.
David C. Sabiston, Jr., M.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine Paul A. Ebert, M.D.
Stuart A. Schneck, M.D.
Emeritus Professor of Neuropathology
University of Colorado Steven P. Ringel, M.D.
Steven A. Schroeder, M.D.
President
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Stephen J. McPhee, M.D.
Henry G. Schwartz, M.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine Sidney Goldring, M.D.
David E. Seegal, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Columbus University College of Physicians and Surgeons interview with comments of four of Dr. Seegal's students, and material taped shortly before his death
Donald W. Seldin, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Daniel Foster, M.D.
Lawrence E. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
Director Emeritus
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Frank C. Arnett, Jr., M.D. and William J. Koopman, M.D.
Lloyd H. Smith, Jr., M.D.
Associate Dean
University of California, San Francisco Marvin H. Sleisenger, M.D.
Eugene A. Stead, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
David Talmage, M.D.
Distinguished Professor (Microbiology and Immunology)
University of Colorado Henry N. Claman, MD
Helen B. Taussig, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics Emerita
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Helen Sinclair Pittman, M.D.
Howard C. Taylor, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Emeritus
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Alan C. Barnes, M.D.
Owsei Temkin, M.D.
William H. Welsh Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Lloyd G. Stevenson, M.D., Ph.D.
Edward Donnall Thomas, M.D.
Professor Surgery Emeritus
University of Washington School of Medicine Robert W. Day, M.D., Ph.D.
George W. Thorn, M.D.
Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic Emeritus
Harvard Medical School John P. Merrill, M.D.
Phillip A. Tumulty, M.D.
Director Emeritus, Division of Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Norman D. Anderson, M.D.
Thomas B. Turner, M.D.
Dean Emeritus, Professor Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Samuel P. Asper, M.D.
Matthew Walker, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Provost for External Affairs
Meharry Medical College L.J. Bernard, M.D.
Patrick C. Walsh, M.D.
Urologist-in-Chief, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
Johns Hopkins University Jacek Mostwin, M.D., D. Phil.
Owen H. Wangensteen, M.D.
Regents' Professor of Surgery
University of Minnesota Medical School K. Alvin Merendino, M.D.
James V. Warren, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine Arnold M. Weissler, M.D.
Shields Warren, M.D.
Professor of Pathology Emeritus
Harvard Medical School John Z. Bowers, M.D.
Cecil J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D.
Regents' Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School Robert B. Howard, M.D., Ph.D.
Joseph T. Wearn, M.D.
Dean Emeritus, Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Thomas Hale Ham, M.D.
Louis Weinstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Tufts University School of Medicine Bernard N. Fields, M.D.
Soma Weiss, M.D.
posthumously Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine
Harvard Medical School; interview with Drs. Paul B. Beeson, Richard V. Ebert, Jack D. Myers and Eugene A. Stead by Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
Samuel A. Wells, Jr., M.D.
Bixby Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine Thomas B. Ferguson, Sr., M.D.
Abraham White, Ph.D., Sc.D.,L.H.D.
Consulting Professor of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine Philip Handel, Ph.D. Sc.D.,L.L.D.
Dwight L. Wilbur, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Stanford University School of Medicine Hugh R. Butt, M.D.
Robert H. Williams, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director, Diabetes Center
University of Washington School of Medicine William D. Odell, M.D., Ph.D.
Maxwell M. Wintrobe, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Utah College of Medicine Alexander M. Schmidt, M.D.
Stewart G. Wolfe, Jr., M.D.
Director, Totts Gap Medical Research Laboratories, Inc.,
Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine,
Regent's Professor of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
F. Tremaine Billings, Jr., M.D.
Francis C. Wood, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Edward J. Stemmler, M.D.
W. D. Barry Wood, Jr., M.D.
Boury Professor and Director, Department of Microbiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
James B. Wyngaarden, M.D.
Foreign Secretary
The National Academy of Sciences William N. Kelley, M.D.
Frederick C. Zuspan, M.D.
Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ohio State University College of Medicine Edward J. Quilligan, M.D.

Updated on February 6, 2017.


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