The Louise Schnaufer, M.D. Oral History Project

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Title

The Louise Schnaufer, M.D. Oral History Project

Subject

Oral histories
Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Schnaufer, Louise
Ehrhart, Mindy
Haller, J. Alex, Jr.
Templeton, John M., Jr.
Templeton, Josephine
O'Neill, James A., Jr.
Petrillo, Debra
Bishop, Harry C.
Taylor, Lesli Ann
Higuchi, Naomi
Kerr, Joy
Koop, C. Everett
Ziegler, Moritz M.
Melhuish, Marie

Description

Conducted by the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, the Louise Schnaufer Oral History Project pays tribute to a pioneering pediatric surgeon whose career spans the latter half of the Twentieth Century. In a field dominated by men, and at a time when surgeons were only beginning to awaken to the needs for a specialty in pediatric surgery, Dr. Louise Schnaufer opened the eyes and hearts of the international medical community to the necessities of compassion in the healing processes, and she did so without compromising her skills as a scientist, as a surgeon, as a teacher, or as a friend. Because of her age and infirmity, Dr. Schnaufer was unable to be interviewed. Instead, twelve of her mentors, associates, and students were interviewed extensively, reflecting on a range of themes in their interactions with her as a professional, in her social life, with her personality, spirituality, and in her surgical specialty.

The oral history of Dr. Louise Schnaufer, founding Trustee of FHWIM, and beloved pediatric surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is also archived at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and was made possible with funding provided by Drs. John R. Templeton, Jar and Josephine Templeton.

Adapted from the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine website, here.

Abstract

Video with highlights from the Dr. Louise Schnaufer Oral History Project, featuring interviews conducted by Mindy Ehrhart and sponsored by the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine.

Creator

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The Randforce Associates, LLC

Date Created

2008

Contributor

Ehrhart, Mindy
Haller, J. Alex, Jr.
Templeton, John M., Jr.
Templeton, Josephine
O'Neill, James A., Jr.
Petrillo, Debra
Bishop, Harry C.
Taylor, Lesli Ann
Higuchi, Naomi
Kerr, Joy
Koop, C. Everett
Ziegler, Moritz M.
Melhuish, Marie

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine. Oral History Project Records, 2000-2009. H MS c420. Accession #2014-032.

Format

video

Language

English

Type

moving image

Identifier

https://vimeo.com/100333694

Provenance

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Oral History Records were donated to the Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, President of the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, in 2014.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Ehrhart, Mindy

Interviewee

Haller, J. Alex, Jr.
Templeton, John M., Jr.
Templeton, Josephine
O'Neill, James A., Jr.
Petrillo, Debra
Bishop, Harry C.
Taylor, Lesli Ann
Higuchi, Naomi
Kerr, Joy
Koop, C. Everett
Ziegler, Moritz M.
Melhuish, Marie

Duration

7:56

Citation

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and The Randforce Associates, LLC, “The Louise Schnaufer, M.D. Oral History Project,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed May 21, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13604.