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College of Medicine Class of 1929

Object Type: Folder
In Folder: Oral History Collection


Series documentation and original video files of group interviews.

Audio recording of the College of Medicine Class of 1929 at their 50th reunion. This interview consists of a recording of the College of Medicine’s class of 1929’s fiftieth reunion dinner held at the Omaha Hilton. Attendees share reminiscences of their school days, subsequent education and careers and notable family achievements. Calvert explains how he started practicing in Peirce, Nebraska, how he delivers a baby with Kaho Daily, his family and athletics during school. Green describes how he got the nickname “Riley” as a child. Hamsa describes a robbery at the Phi Chi fraternity, his family and evaluating for Social Security orthopedic disability after retirement. Hepperlen discusses his background, studying at his fraternity house, practicing in Beatrice, Nebraska, during the Great Depression as well as the Nebraska State Home, his family and conducting aviation physicals in retirement. Smith describes being a transfer student from Alabama, being a coal mine physician, his service during World War II and his military career. Tollman discusses being Dean from 1952-1964, the transition to full-time faculty, being an advising faculty in Thailand and several medical advancements over the previous 50 years. Weigand remembers caring for Dr. Latta’s first born child and spending the bulk of his career at Lilly Research Labs in Illinois working with nutrition.


Transcript of the College of Medicine Class of 1929 at their 50th reunion.


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