George E. Omer, Jr. Oral History Collection, 1950-1999

  • Title: George E. Omer, Jr. Oral History Collection1950-1999
  • Creator: Omer, George E. Jr., 1922-, and Spidle, Jake W., 1941-
  • Date: 1950-1999
  • Collection Number: HHC 89
  • Size: 1 document case
  • Repository: New Mexico Health Historical Collection, UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
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  • Scope and Content: The oral history interview with Dr. George E. Omer, Jr. (1922- ) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, surveys his career in medicine, with a special focus on his quarter-century plus in New Mexico. Following a distinguished twenty year career as one of the United States Army's leading orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Omer came to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1970 as the founder and first chairman of the institution's Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. A nationally prominent hand surgeon and administrator, Dr. Omer built the department and served as its chairman until his retirement in 1990. This interview focuses on his career in New Mexico, but provides a general overview of his personal and professional backgrounds as well.
  • Access Terms:
    • Irwin, Bernard John Dowling, Lt. Col.
    • Minear, William L., 1910-1994.
    • Omer, George E., Jr., 1922-.
    • Spidle, Jake W., 1941-.
    • Sterling, W. Edwards, 1920-2004.
    • Bernalillo County Indian Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.).
    • Bethany General Hospital (Kansas City, KS).
    • Billings Army General Hospital (IN).
    • Brooke Army Medical Center (San Antonio, TX).
    • Carrie Tingley Hospital for Crippled Children (Hot Springs, N.M.).
    • Fort Benning (GA).
    • Fort Hays Kansas State University.
    • Fort Riley (KS).
    • Indian Health Service.
    • Lovelace Clinic (Albuquerque, N.M.).
    • University of Kansas. School of Medicine.
    • University of New Mexico. School of Medicine.
    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington D.C.).
    • William Beaumont General Hospital (El Paso, TX).
    • Anatomy.
    • Education, Medical.
    • Faculty, Medical.
    • Korean War, 1950-1953
    • Oral History.
    • Orthopaedics.
    • Surgery, Hand.
    • World War, 1939-1945.