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

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Guide to the Oral history interview with Harry Bird, 2002 December 17

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-20

Collection Dates:

2002 December 17

Size of Collection:

3 sound cassettes (ca. 60 mins. each)


Harry H. Bird, Jr., Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and President of the Hitchcock Clinic, Emeritus at Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his years as a professor and administrator at Dartmouth Medical School and the Hitchcock Clinic and his role in the creation of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Access to Collection:

Restricted until 2012.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Restricted until 2012.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of Dr. Harry Bird is comprised of recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Daniel Daily on December 17, 2002. The entire interview runs for approximately two hours and covers the thirty-five years Dr. Bird spent at Dartmouth as both a physician and administrator. Dr. Bird also discusses his many years as moderator of Hanover Town Meeting.


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.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: Dec 2002

Transcripts and Audio Cassette Tapes

Access Restrictions

Closed until 2023.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

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