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Making Cancer History Voices Collection

Charles Shullenberger Interview 1

Descriptive Summary

Collection: Making Cancer History Voices Oral History Collection:
Interviewee: Shullenberger, Charles
Interviewer: Brunet Lesley W. Brunet, Lesley Williams,
Title: Charles Shullenberger Interview 1
Dates: April 26, 2001
Abstract An oral history with C.C. Shullenberger and Lesley W. Brunet
Collection ID:
Original Format: Audiocassette
Format: 1 streaming video file and 1 interview transcript
Interview Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Language: Materials are in English
Repository: Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library,The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Biographical Note

Dr. Charles Christian Shullenberger was born in 1914 in Missouri and raised in Missouri, then Iowa and finally Indiana, whereupon he graduated from Butler University in 1935. He then completed medical school at Indiana University in 1939. His education was interrupted by a brief enlistment in the Navy during World War II, where he was stationed in Japan. After his time in the service, he continued his training at the Mayo Clinic.

He began his career at MD Anderson in 1949 as an internist. He was also a prominent figure in the development of the hematology department and became the first chief of hematology in 1954. He was named the head of the Department of Medicine in 1970. Dr. Shullenberger served as the president of the Harris County Medical Society in 1976 and also served as the medical director of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center from 1974-1984. He was author or co-author of over 100 medical articles.

Dr. Shullenberger died at the age of 93 in April, 2006. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Interview Abstract

Dr. Charles Christian Shullenberger speaks to Lesley W. Brunet about his career at M.D. Anderson, his work with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and Harris County Medical Society. The interview took place on April 26, 2001 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.


Restrictions on Access

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Shullenberger, C. C., 1914-
Clark, Randolph Lee, 1906-
Fletcher, Gilbert H. (Gilbert Hungerford), 1911-
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- history
Leukemia -- drug therapy
Hospital Departments
Hospitals, Special
Houston (TX)
Oral History

Administrative Information


Interview conducted between Charles Shullenberger and Leslsey W. Brunet on April 26, 2001 in Houston, Texas

Preferred Citation

Charles Shullenberger Interview 1, April 26, 2001, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Processing Information

Oral history was edited by Elvira Lynn Alayon, UNT Intern, Summer 2011



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