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Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with George Alberti

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Duration: 0:50:38 | Added: 15 Sep 2020
Derek Hockaday interviews George Alberti, research endocrinologist and former President of the Royal College of Physicians, 24 May 2013.

Topics discussed include: (00:00:00) admission into Balliol to study medicine, preliminaries and early years in Oxford, Sandy Oxton (00:05:15) Coolidge Scholarship to go to United States; (00:07:50) Biochemistry and DPhil project at Hans Krebs lab on amino acid metabolism in mitochondria; (00:12:12) work ethic and start of clinical work, involvement in teaching tutorials; (00:16:37) Endocrinology and diabetes research; (00:20:00) finals; (00:21:33) teaching staff; (00:25:23) visits to United States, post-qualification fellowship applications; (00:27:35) research and clinics in Boston; (00:31:57) returning to Oxford to do clinical research; (00:35:40) comparing the Radcliffe and Oxford in general to other places clinically (United States, Southampton, Brighton); (00:36:43) Oxford undergraduate course as preparation for a career in medicine; (00:38:07) clinical research at the Hans Krebs unit; (00:42:10) reasons for leaving Oxford; (00:44:50) influence of multiple analyser on clinical biochemistry; (00:46:27) progression of the medical school since leaving Oxford; (00:48:25) reflection on teaching pre-clinical tutorials. Note that the following sections of audio are redacted: 00:09:29-00:09:35; 00:15:56-00:16:18; 00:23:40-00:23:42; 00:49:33-00:49:38.

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