Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Ronald C. Young, M.D.
Description Dr. Young reviews his early life in detail, as well as his training, and early years in practice at Hennepin County General Hospital, which later became Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Young describes his multi-faceted professional life, from pioneering the concept of day-hospital, to helping to establish multiple rural mental health clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin, to his role as Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Public Welfare, State of Minnesota. He describes the frustrations of the latter role, in dealing with political, judicial, and financial issues. In particular, he notes the closing of the "flagship" state hospital in Rochester because of a political fight between a legislator and the governor of Minnesota. He speaks of his most gratifying and frustrating parts of his careers as well as his productive retirement of volunteer work and barbershop quartet singing.
Quantity 16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Sukov, Dr. Marvin
Interviewee: Young, Ronald C.
Dates Creation: 05/25/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.35
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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