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Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Terence Ryan

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Duration: 1:01:49 | Added: 30 Sep 2021
Susan Burge interviews Terence Ryan, consultant dermatologist and emeritus professor of dermatology, 18 November 2020.

Topics discussed include: (00:00:25) reasons for becoming a doctor, school days during Second World War; (00:03:10) coming to Oxford University; (00:04:20) entrance paper, first impressions of Oxford, Worcester College and medical school as a student; (00:07:05) clinical studies 1953, role as president of Osler House and Tingewick society pantomime; (00:08:47) house jobs, national service with Royal Army Medical Corps; (00:11:20) interest in dermatology; (00:13:21) dermatologist membership difficulties; (00:14:52) publishing papers early in career on blood vessels and growth of epidermis; (00:16:59) British Association for Dermatology; (00:18:03) vascular laboratory at St John's, London; returning to Oxford in 1971 as consultant; (00:20:11) Graham Weddell and leprosy patients and studies in Oxford; (00:23:04) links with the Radcliffe Infirmary, dermatology interaction with other medics and colleagues; (00:27:37) technicians in dermatology, the Slade Hospital and nurses, interest in the development of nurses in wound healing; (00:30:28) the importance of dermatology nursing, starting and developing the British Dermatology Nursing Group and International Skincare Nursing group, international work including Africa, Central America and China; (00:42:13) changes in Oxford hospitals through career, outpatient facilities at John Radcliffe compared to Radcliffe Infirmary and changes to dermatology department including surgery and facilities at the Slade Hospital; (00:47:19) colleagues in the department, support of Rosemary Rue; (00:49:30) relationships with infectious diseases department; (00:52:20) watercolour paintings, interest in Japanese paintings and buying and making décor for Oxford hospitals; (00:57:18) being contacted to organise St John's Ambulance presence at Winston Churchill's funeral; (01:00:54) continuation of international travel after retirement. Note the following section of audio is redacted: 00:17:08-00:17:14.

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