Chapter 03: A Geneticist Pediatrician Joins the Army; Return to Cal Tech

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Chapter 03: A Geneticist Pediatrician Joins the Army; Return to Cal Tech

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Military Experience: Dr. Knudson talks about his enlistment in the army during the Korean War. He was supposed to spend a year in Korea and a year in the U.S. Instead, he spent two years in Fort Riley, Kansas because the army was not sure what to do with a geneticist pediatrician in Korea.

Education: Dr. Knudson then discusses his return to the California Institute of Technology in 1953 to study. He briefly talks about the influence of Watson and Crick's work on the field of genetics earlier that year. After he finished at Cal Tech, Dr. Knudson was put in charge of a small pediatrics unit at City of Hope Medical Center, which fit his previous experiences well.

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KnudsonA_01_20130305_C03

Publication Date

3-5-2013

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The Making Cancer History® Voices Oral History Collection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Houston, Texas

Topics Covered

Professional Path; Influences from People and Life Experiences; Military Experience; Understanding Cancer, the History of Science, Cancer Research

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

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Chapter 03: A Geneticist Pediatrician Joins the Army; Return to Cal Tech

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