Jordan U. Gutterman, MD, Oral History Interview, December 01, 2004
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Major Topics Covered:
- Early MD Anderson Pioneers
- Early history of the Departmental Therapeutics department
- Publishing in History of Medicine
Chapter 01: Early MD Anderson Pioneers
Chapter 02: Dr. Emil J Freireich and the Early Years in Departmental Therapeutics
The Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas Cancer Center
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Gutterman, Jordan U. MD; Brunet, Lesley W.; and Olson, James S. PhD, "Jordan U. Gutterman, MD, Oral History Interview, December 01, 2004" (2004). Interview Sessions. 42.
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About the Interview
Jordan Gutterman, MD, received his BA from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He did his internship, residency, and a fellowship at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Gutterman served two years in the US Army as Chief of Hematology-Oncology at Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. He joined the Department of Developmental Therapeutics at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1971 after completing his military service.
Dr. Gutterman was the first MD Anderson faculty member appointed to the Virginia H. Cockrell Distinguished Professorship in Immunology. He continues to hold the appointment in emeritus status. Dr. Gutterman was the co-recipient, with his colleague Dr. Hans Strander, of the 1992 Milstein Award from the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR). He has held numerous committee appointments with leading national cancer and medical organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Institute of Medicine, and the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gutterman serves as Professor and Section Chief, Department of Systems Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Jordan Gutterman begins the interview with observations on the unsolved 1982 murder of MD Anderson Cancer Center Vice President Dr. Fred Conrad. He then discusses the impact that Dr. Emil J. Freireich and Dr. Emil Frei had on his early career, as well as other colleagues at MD Anderson including Dr. Bodey and Dr. Gehan.
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