Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Joseph A. Resch, M.D.
Description Dr. Resch was primarily a neurologist, rather than a psychiatrist, but he had perspectives on both specialties at the University of Minnesota. He was in the military for more than six years before and during World War II, practicing neuropsychiatry, but he became more interested in neurology. Following his neurology training at Minnesota, he was in private neuro-psychiatric practice for a number of years. But eventually, he and partner Harold Noran were the very first to practice neurology alone as a specialty. He returned to the University full-time in 1962 to do research and teaching. He became chair of the department of neurology, and ultimately vice-president for health sciences of the University. Dr. Resch describes his experience with the post-war years' faculty of both specialties at the University, and then he provides a description of the development of neurology as a medical specialty. He describes the training of neurologists and a number of research topics. He also describes the dynamics of running a complex medical teaching and research program in detail.
Quantity 20 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Sukov, Dr. Marvin
Interviewee: Resch, Dr. Joseph A.
Dates Creation: 03/19/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.25
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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