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Boonshoft School of Medicine Oral History Project


In the first of four interviews, Dr. Samuel N. Kolmen, first Chair of the Department of Physiology at the Wright State University School of Medicine, talks about his early career, academic background and his reasons for coming to Wright State University. He then goes on to discuss the state of development of the School of Medicine when he arrived at Wright State University in January, 1975 and his early tasks as department chairer [sic].

Dr. Kolmen discusses at length the development of the School of Medicine curriculum and the matrix departments in the School of Medicine, with emphasis on how these developments affected the university and the overall development of the School of Medicine and the College of Science and Engineering.

The interview closes with a discussion of the recruiting methodology employed by the Physiology Department in hiring faculty.


Samuel Kolmen


James St. Peter

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Oral Recording

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PlusDeck 2c PC Cassette Deck