Guide to the Oral history interview with Harry Bird, 2002 December 17Manuscript DOH-20


Born April 7, 1933 in Melrose Massachusetts, Harry Bird received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1954 and received his medical degree in anesthesiology from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va.; U.S. Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass.; and Children's Hospital, Boston before coming to Dartmouth as an instructor in 1964. Dr. Bird became a full professor in 1970 and served as president of the Hitchcock Clinic from 1983 until 1990. He left Dartmouth at that time to become Commissioner of Health and Human Services for the state of New Hampshire.

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