Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Avery (video and transcript)

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Title

Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Avery (video and transcript)

Subject

Avery, Mary Ellen, 1927-2011
Mentoring in medicine
Neonatal intensive care
Respiratory distress syndrome

Abstract

Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Avery, Physician-in-Chief of Boston's Children's Hospital, discussing her research into the respiratory problems of premature babies and her discovery that male infants are at a greater risk than female infants. She describes her role as teacher and mentor to medical students, interns and residents, and recalls that when she was young, a female pediatrician encouraged her to be a doctor. Dr. Avery's commitment to demystify medicine prompted her latest book Born Early, which outlines for parents the various treatments and procedures used to save their premature babies.

Creator

Joint Committee on the Status of Women

Date Created

1982

Is Part Of

Joint Committee on the Status of Women Records

Format

video

Extent

1 videorecording (132 MB) and transcript (8 pages)

Medium

Videotape

Language

English

Type

moving image

Identifier

https://vimeo.com/51461906

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Interviewer

Denterlein, Geri

Interviewee

Avery, Mary Ellen

Original Format

Videotape

Duration

00:16:29

Files

Avery_Mary_1982_transcript.pdf

Citation

Joint Committee on the Status of Women, “Oral history interview with Mary Ellen Avery (video and transcript),” OnView, accessed July 15, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6003.

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