Oral history interview with Shelby Dietrich Rector, 1990


Rector, Shelby (Interviewee)
Resnik, Susan, 1940- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Shelby Dietrich Rector, 1990
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Shelby Dietrich Rector : oral history, 1990; Oral history of Shelby Dietrich Rector, 1990
Original involvement as a pediatrician in hemophilia care in 1950s; financial difficulties in providing blood products to people with hemophilia; first patient hospitalization solely for physical therapy; involvement in obtaining first federal grant for rehabilitation of people with hemophilia and subsequent role as director of that program; advent of concentrated blood product for hemophilia treat ment and consequent home care; growth of the orthopedic and physical therapy programs at Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles; problems with drug abuse and pain control in people with hemophilia; involvement with and later split from National Hemophilia Foundation; involvement in obtaining passage of California state bill to include children with hemophilia under Crippled Children Service coverage; other bills to ameliorate financial difficulties in caring for people with hemophilia; appointment to first California State Hemophilia Advisory Committee; advent of AIDS in people with hemophilia; reasons for development of a team approach to hemophilia care; involvement with families of people with hemophilia; aspects of the "hemophilia community"; involvement with World Federation of Hemophilia
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Hemophilia oral history collection
Hemophilia--History.--United States; Hemophilia--Social aspects; Hemophilia--Political aspects; AIDS (Disease)--History.--United States; Blood products; Hemophilia in children; Physicians; Rector, Shelby; World Federation of Hemophilia; National Hemophilia Foundation
oral histories; sound recordings
Interviewed by Susan Resnik on October 25, 1990
Note (Provenance)
Susan Resnik, Gift, circa 1992
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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