Oral History Interview with Edward T. Wood

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Wood, Edward T.
An oral history interview with Dr. Edward T. Wood, conducted by Dr. David S. Wilkes via Zoom on September 23, 2021. This interview is part of the Medical Alumni Stories Oral History Project, a joint effort of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation.

Edward Thomas Wood was born in Lexington, VA, in 1932. He attended Armstrong High School in Richmond, VA, and was a pre-medical student at Dartmouth University, where he earned an A.B. in 1953. Wood and his classmate Edward Bertram Nash became the first two Black students to attend and graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Matriculating in 1953, they graduated in the Class of 1957. After medical school, Wood completed several internships and residencies in New York. After choosing ophthalmology as a specialty, he opened his own practice in New York and spent the remainder of his career there. He is now retired and living in Florida.

David S. Wilkes graduated from Villanova University (B.S.) and earned an M.D. from Temple University. He served as Dean of the UVA School of Medicine from 2015-2021. Dr. Wilkes remains a member of the research faculty at the UVA School of Medicine.
Wilkes, David S. (Interviewer)
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Oral History
UVA Health Oral Histories
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
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1 online resource (1 video file, 34:32 min.) : sound, color

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