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|Collection:||Making Cancer History Voices Oral History Collection|
|Interviewee:||Bodey, Gerald P., 1934-|
|Interviewer:||Brunet, Lesley W.||Title:||Gerald P. Bodey, M.D. Oral History Interview 1|
|Dates:||March 3, 2003|
|Abstract:||The interview with Dr. Gerald P. Bodey begins with the evolution of his medical career. His various positions held at M.D. Anderson are also recounted. The interview continues with a description of several of his major contributions to medicine, including his work with laminar airflow units and netropenic patients. His collaborative work with Dr. Emil Freireich concerning leukemia patients and drug therapy is also highlighted. Dr. Bodey’s professional activities and international involvement are discussed as well. The interview concludes with a discussion regarding the influences and career decisions which led to his decision to study oncology.|
|Format:||1 streaming video file and 1 interview transcript|
|Interview Length:||1 hour, 41 minutes|
|Language:||Materials are in English|
|Repository:||Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
Dr. Gerald P. Bodey was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1934. He attended Lafayette College where he graduated magna cum laude in 1956. After completing his medical education at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bodey spent three years at the National Cancer Institute. An interest in acute leukemia led to his joining the faculty of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1966 where he collaborated with Dr. Emil Freireich in establishing adult acute leukemia service. In 1975, he became a professor of medicine and served as chief of the Cancer Chemotherapy Branch in the Department of Developmental Therapeutics. Later, he founded the Section of Infectious Diseases and was appointed the first director of the Office of Protocol Research. In 1987, Dr. Bodey was named chairman of the Department of Medical Specialties, a post he held until he retired in 1995.
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|Subjects (Persons):||Bodey, Gerald P.
Frei, Emil, 1924-
Freireich, Emil J., 1927-
Krakoff, Irwin H.
|Subjects (Organizations):||National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- history
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Developmental Therapeutics
|Provenance:||Interview with Dr. Gerald P. Bodey conducted by Lesley W. Brunet|
|Preferred Citation:||Gerald P. Bodey, M.D. Oral History Interview 1, March 03, 2003, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Processing Information:||Oral history was edited by Michele Wilson, HRC Intern, Spring 2011.|