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An Interview With Norman Forester
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TitleAn Interview With Norman Forester
AbstractInterviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded May 11, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
NotesNorman Preston Forester was born July 26, 1940 in Mississippi. He later became a physician and discusses African Americans in the medical field.
Date1976-05-11
SourceKansas City Public Library; Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
LocationSC69-2, Tape 24, CD 24
Local SubjectOral History
African Americans
Physicians
Forester, Norman P.
Item TypeArchival Material
TranscriptionInterview Outline:

Norman Preston Forester was born July 26, 1940 in Lee County of Tupelo, Mississippi. His parents are Jessie Mae Jefferson and Preston Forester. Graduated as valevictorian of his high school class in 1959. Entrance to Tupleo University with four year scholarship. Work-study programs for remainder of funds needed for education. Married in junior year at Tupelo and began teaching at George Washington High School in Picayune, Mississippi after graduating with a B.S. degree in chemistry.

Began medical school in September 1966 at University of Kansas City. Forester and Herman Watson were the only blacks at the medical school at this time. Discussion of physicians and different branches of medicine. How his present office building, located at 600 Nebraska, was acquired. Racial balance of patients, including sex and age. Myths and fallacies toward black doctors from black females. The most common problem of the young black women today.

Organizations in which Dr. Forester is associated with and Dr. Forester's opinion on importance of local Negro Association of Doctors. Time allocation in the physicians office and how much the patient should pay.
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Item ID210212
CONTENTdm number36285
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