Oral history interview with Craig Kessler, 1991


Kessler, Craig M (Interviewee)
Oral history interview with Craig Kessler, 1991
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Craig Kessler : oral history, 1991; Oral history of Craig Kessler, 1991
Family background; similarities in manifestation of cerebral palsy in family member versus manifestations of hemophilia; introduction to hematology as high-school student; experiences with hemophilia care in Washington, D.C. in 1970s and ‘80s; advent of and effects of comprehensive care for people with hemophilia; importance of comprehensive care versus scientific advances; nature of relationship b etween young (male) hemophilia patients and (predominantly female) hemophilia nurses; qualities and accomplishments of the hemophilia community; reasons for possible future loss of funding for hemophilia care; effect of family dynamics and professional dynamics on people with hemophilia; comparisons of hemophilia care in countries other than the United States; political obstacles to funding for hemophilia care; global economic forces and their effect on hemophilia care; issues regarding HIV testing in hemophilia community; involvement with NHF; health, disability, and life insurance for people with hemophilia; advent of and emotional economic effects of HIV/AIDS in hemophilia community; possibilities for insurance companies’ reduction of costs of hemophilia care; issues of ethnicity and socioeconomic class in hemophilia care; future of hemophilia care
Collection Name
Hemophilia oral history collection
Hemophilia--History.--United States; Hemophilia--Social aspects; Hemophilia--Political aspects; AIDS (Disease)--History.--United States; Physician and patient; Physicians; Kessler, Craig M; National Hemophilia Foundation
oral histories; sound recordings
Note (Provenance)
Susan Resnik, Gift, circa 1992
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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