faculty member at the University of Buffalo Medical School
Capen, Samuel Paul, 1878-1956
University of Buffalo. School of Medicine--History
University of Buffalo. Department of Ophthalmology--History
Tape of an interview with Lewin, conducted by Brenda K. Shelton, October 31, 1978. Concerns his background; his views on Capen; comments on McConnell; Years on faculty of UB; alumni activities
Interviewer's Observations: Dr. Lewin had obviously prepared for this interview, and had written some notes which he referred to. He was very relaxed, and eager to talk about his memories of UB. The telephone rang twice; once it was a former patient seeking advice. When the interview was over, Dr. Lewin continued to reminisce. He laughed a bit about the saint-like statue accorded Dr. Capen, and made clear that he thought Capen had made some mistakes. He also commented on two "wonderful women," Emma Deters and Emily Webster, both of whom exercised considerable power but received little recognition.
Shelton, Brenda K.
ca. 80 min.
“Thurber Lewin,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed April 19, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/4290.