Oral history interview with David Agle, 1990

 

Name
Agle, David (Interviewee)
Resnik, Susan, 1940- (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with David Agle, 1990
Other Titles
Reminiscences of David Agle : oral history, 1990; Oral history of David Agle, 1990
Abstract
Early involvement in psychiatry of bleeding disorders and work with Dr. Oscar Ratnoff; parental concerns and coping mechanisms regarding children with hemophilia; involvement with National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) and their Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) - first mental health practitioner to serve on that committee; formation of Mental Health Committee of the NHF; first national meeting of this group in 1975; involvement in developing mental health components of federally funding comprehensive care centers; comparison of hemophilia care to care of other chronic diseases; concept of a "hemophilia community" and "communities" surrounding other chronic diseases; Oscar Ratnoff’s caution regarding using pooled lyophilized blood products to treat people with hemophilia; healthy versus unhealthy use of denial among people with hemophilia; "counter-phobia" or risk-taking behaviors in people with hemophilia; similarities and differences in people with hemophilia on home-care versus hospital-based care; the study of family psychiatric therapy for people with hemophilia and their families; acceptance of mental health care as an aspect of comprehensive care and reasons for that acceptance - e.g., leadership personalities and small size of hemophilia community; possible efficacy of hypnosis in treating hemophilia; development of psychiatry as a specialty post-World War II through late 1970s; mental health aspects of the advent of AIDS in hemophilia population; education and risk-reduction efforts regarding HIV and people with hemophilia versus consideration of psychological factors
Collection Name
Hemophilia oral history collection
Subjects
Hemophilia--History.--United States; Hemophilia--Social aspects; Hemophilia--Political aspects; AIDS (Disease)--History.--United States; Psychiatrists; Agle, David; Ratnoff, Oscar D. (Oscar Davis), 1916-2008; National Hemophilia Foundation
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1990
Date
1990
Note
Interviewed by Susan Resnik on September 12, 1990
Note (Provenance)
Susan Resnik, Gift, circa 1992
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
12169835
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-jy49-2j21
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.