Dr. Lillian Parson Interview, 1974

Title

Dr. Lillian Parson Interview, 1974

Authors

Lillian Parson

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Interviewer

Marcia Olson

Interviewee

Dr. Lillian Parson

Date Recorded

6-26-1974

Date Digital

6-19-2020

Location Recorded

Parson Residence, Elbow Lake, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Women physicians, Medical care--Minnesota--Elbow Lake, Norwegian Americans--Minnesota--Grant County, Diabetes--Treatment, Insulin, Diphtheria--Minnesota, Epidemics--Minnesota, Maternal health services, Elbow Lake (Minn.)

Description

Dr. Lillian Parson was born on June 15, 1896 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She spent some time abroad, including school in Switzerland. She attended the University at Grand Forks and finished her medical schooling at the University of Illinois. She came to Elbow Lake in 1923 and was one of the first women doctors to practice in Grant County.

In this interview, Dr. Parson discusses her personal and family background and her medical background and practice. In particular, she discusses her work on insulin for the treatment of diabetes, a diphtheria epidemic in Minnesota, maternity services she provided, and various accidents and incidents she helped treat. She also discusses general life in Elbow Lake, Minnesota.

Run Time

01:14:17

Language

English

Notes

The beginning of the recording is very quiet, but gets louder as the recording progresses.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCParson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

308

Dr. Lillian Parson Interview, 1974

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