Pat Tuckwiller


James Rynerson



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Dr. Pat Tuckwiller was born on April 13, 1905, in Morgantown, West Virginia. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, in 1929 and began practicing internal medicine in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 1, 1932. Dr. Tuckwiller discusses making house calls in Kanawha County, West Virginia, and focuses on the most common illnesses he treated and the medicines and procedures he used. He also discusses the differences in medical practice from the 1930s to the 1980s. In the audio clip provided, Dr. Tuckwiller discusses the issue of venereal disease in West Virginia and focuses on the treatment for the most common diseases.

Publication Date

Spring 4-5-1985




Medicine: treatments and diseases of the 1930s, internal medicine, venereal disease, Kanawha County, WV, Charleston, WV, differences in medical practice from the 1930s to the 1980s


Appalachian Studies | Cardiovascular Diseases | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Oral History

Library of Congress Subjects

Tuckwiller, Pat A., 1905- -- Autobiography. Medical offices -- Clarksburg (W. Va.) -- Oral histories. Medicine -- Oral histories. Birth control -- Oral histories. Abortion -- Oral histories. Scarlatina -- Oral histories. Tetanus -- Oral histories. Whooping cough -- Oral histories. Cancer -- Oral histories. Diabetes -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-373. This interview was conducted by James Rynerson. MDS exhibit prepared by Jennifer Gehringer, November, 2014.


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Oral History Interview: Dr. Pat Tuckwiller