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Oral History Topics: Academy History

These recordings were made to highlight the history of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and its predecessor organizations.


Benedict, William L., MD. 1966, Audio recording. Dr. Benedict was Executive Vice
President (CEO) of the AAOO, 1942-1968.

Division of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (AAOO).
2012, audio recording. Co-production of the Museum of Vision and the
Senior Ophthalmologist Committee. Panel included:
Noonan, David J.
Spivey, Bruce E., MD
Straatsma, Bradley R., MD

Merger of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association
of Ophthalmology
. 2013, audio recording. Co-production of the Museum of
Vision and the Senior Ophthalmologist Committee. Panel included:
Cinotti, Alfonse, MD
Garcia, George, MD
Noonan, David J.
Spivey, Bruce E., MD
Straatsma, Bradley R., MD

Oral History Recollections of Past and Present Leaders of the American Academy of
Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
. 1998, book. In partnership with the
Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley. Includes interviews with:
Henderson, John W., MD
Hoskins Jr., H. Dunbar, MD
Hughes, Wendell L., MD
Kos, Clair M., MD
Morrison, W. Howard, MD
Noonan, David J.
Snydacker, Daniel, MD
Spivey, Bruce E., MD
Straatsma, Bradley R., MD
Truhlsen, Stanley M., MD
Zupan, Lawrence, MD

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