Florida Public Health Oral History Project

Interviewee

Emory D. Lord

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Interviewer

Prather, E. Charlton

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

1999-08-12

Publication Date

5-26-2015

Abstract

Emory D. Lord (1925-2009) was born in Tampa, Florida. After working in the Navy as a hospital corpsman during WW II, he found employment with the Florida state board of health. In 1952, Lord received his BS from Florida State and was named laboratory director for the Florida State Board of Health in Pensacola, Florida. Lord continued working for the state until his retirement in 1991. In this oral history interview, Lord describes the history of the state laboratory system, noting the evolution of laboratory technologies and changes in physical facilities. Lord discusses his role in laboratory fieldwork, especially his participation in veterinary research. Lord also recounts public health-related concerns his laboratory dealt with during his tenure, including anthrax, salmonella, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, and typhoid.

Keywords

Laboratories--history--Florida, Laboratories--Management, Public health laboratories--United States--States, University of South Florida

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1 sound file (92 min.) : digital, MP3 file

Subject: topical

Laboratories--history--Florida; Laboratories--Management; Public health laboratories--United States--States; University of South Florida

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories, Online audio

Format

Audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Florida Public Health Oral History Project

Identifier

C53-00019

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