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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

Lane, Edgar Carey; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Surgeon, oncologist and professor LaSalle Doheny Leffall, Jr. was born May 22, 1930 in Tallahassee, Florida, but grew up in Quincy. Leffall graduated from Stevens High School at age fifteen and was awarded his B.S. degree summa cum laude from Florida A & M College in 1948. At age twenty-two, Leffall earned his M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1952. By 1956, he was chief resident in surgery at Freedman's Hospital and was senior fellow in cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital from 1957 to 1959. Leffall joined Howard's faculty in 1962. By 1970, he was chairman of the Department of Surgery where he was the Charles R. Drew Professor. In 1979, as president of the American Cancer Society, Leffall focused on the African American cancer rate. In 1995 he was elected president of the American College of Surgeons, and in 2002, chaired the President's Cancer Panel.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
131 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
Credits
Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2004 June 7.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 10 min., 25 sec.)) : sound, color
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