The Resource Oral history interview, Linford K. Gehman ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Linford K. Gehman ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Linford K. Gehman ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Dr. Linford K. Gehman, family physician at the Green Valley Clinic in Bergton, Va. since 1970. Describes his family and early life while growing up on a farm in Montgomery County, Pa. Recalls the events that led to his medical career, including his decision to register as a conscientious objector after being drafted during the Korean War. Discusses his medical training, internship, and residency at various colleges and hospitals. Describes working as a volunteer doctor overseas for the Mennonite Central Committee, including Vietnam at the time of the Tet Offensive in 1968, and in Nigeria during the Biafran War in 1969. Speaks of joining the Green Valley Clinic in 1970 and relates anecdotes of his experiences there over a thirty year period. Recalls being one of only two doctors serving all of Hardy County, W. Va. Briefly mentions current and former clinic staff. Comments on changes in local health trends, such as the care and treatment of rural AIDS patients, advancements in health screening techniques, and common ailments of the rural poor. Reflects on the role his religious beliefs have played in his career. Closes with a brief discussion of his work and hobbies as he approaches retirement
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the Green Valley Clinic in Bergton, Va., Feb. 26, 2001
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 26-1.
Label
Oral history interview, Linford K. Gehman ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available in Special Collections
  • STACK COPY: Transcripts and accompanying text only. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call no. : F232.R7 F33 2001
  • Forms part of the Fading rural lifeways in the Bergton/Criders area of Rockingham County oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Carol DeHart, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 26-1 through 26-4. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Delie May Crider (SdArch no. 26-2). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ogretta and Bobby Turner (SdArch no. 26-3). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Winford Neff (SdArch no. 26-4)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (23 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 photocopied magazine article (2 p. ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
61170203
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips.
Ownership
Burruss local history grant.
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

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