Oral history interview with Jeri Green, 1992


Green, Jeri (Interviewee)
Resnik, Susan, 1940- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Jeri Green, 1992
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Jeri Green : oral history, 1992; Oral history of Jeri Green, 1992
Early experiences as mother of boys with hemophilia; diagnosis and treatment of her children at that time; advent of treatment with blood plasma; training as a lab technician and learning to infuse her children herself; difficulties in getting schools to admit boys with hemophilia; stigmatization by physicians for infusing the children herself; frequent re-locations due to husband's employment and consequent difficulties finding new caregivers; involvement in Los Angeles with Dr. Shelby Dietrich and consequent switch from cryoprecipitate to concentrated factor; difficulties associated with getting boys into activities such as Boy Scouts; education of a friend with hemophilic sons to transfuse them; maternal guilt and other emotions associated with hemophilic children; early "remedies" such as tea packs and peanut butter; financial aspects of caring for children with hemophilia, lack of medicinal insurance, etc.; "good Samaritan" stories associated with hemophilia care; sons' abilities to entertain themselves as children in light of limited participation in sports, etc.; sons' desire to maintain privacy regarding their hemophilia; involvement in the Board of the local hemophilia foundation
Collection Name
Hemophilia oral history collection
Hemophilia--History.--United States; Hemophilia--Social aspects; Hemophilia--Political aspects; Caregivers; Hemophilia in children; Green, Jerri
oral histories; sound recordings
Interviewed by Susan Resnik on June 2, 1990
Note (Provenance)
Susan Resnik, Gift, circa 1992
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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