Oral history interview with Richard Hausknecht, 2001

 

Name
Hausknecht, Richard (Interviewee)
Fly on the Wall Productions (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Richard Hausknecht, 2001
Abstract
Childhood: early experience with family's political activism; education: B.A. Carleton College, M.D., Tufts University, surgical internship at New England medical Center, four-year residency at Yale's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, military duty in France, two year fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian in Gynelcologic Endrocrinology; response to experience with women dead from illegal abortio ns; response to racism amongst doctors; illegal education of abortion procedures; significant death of one patient, leading to start of political activism; first New York abortion clinic, July 1970; reminiscences of early research regarding RU-586, Mifepristone, Methotrexate; conflicts with hospital administration; Distinguished Graduate Award for contributions to women's health care, Carleton College, 1996; current abortion legislation pending; reminiscences of performing two illegal abortions
Collection Name
Physicians for reproductive health and choice oral history project
Subjects
Gynecologists; Abortion--United States; Abortion--Law and legislation--United States; Abortion services--United States; Pro-choice movement--United States; Physicians--Attitudes.--United States; Reproductive rights--United States; Mifepristone--Research; Methotrexate--Research; Hausknecht, Richard
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2001
Note (Biographical)
Gynecologist
Note
Interviewed by Fly on the Wall Productions, April 2001
Note (Provenance)
Richard Hausknecht, Gift 2001
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13794994
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-kdpq-ej19
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.