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Gifford, Harold, Jr.

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Dr. Gifford begins his interview discussing his family’s history in Omaha and at UNMC. He talks about the faculty that were present while he was a student and where he continued his medical education after he graduated. He details joining the faculty at UNMC in 1934, his fellow faculty members, being dean of the department of ophthalmology and working in ophthalmic pathology. His interview includes Gifford’s community involvement with Fontenelle Forest, art, Ak-Sar-Ben king and post retirement activities. He concludes his interview discussing key advancements in medicine, particularly ophthalmology, from when his father practiced. Topics include sulfa drugs and surgery techniques for cataracts, detached retinas and tear sacs.


Transcript of an interview with Harold Gifford Jr., College of Medicine class of 1931. The interview discusses student life at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in the early twentieth century, Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures.


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