Prather, E. Charlton
University of South Florida Libraries
Minnesota native Dr. Emily Gates (1913-2010) graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1939. In this oral history interview, Dr. Gates recounts working as a public health physician and researcher in Florida. She describes implementing the Emergency Maternity and Infant Care (EMIC) program for the wives and children of military personnel in Florida and her research into their nutritional needs. Dr. Gates also talks about moving to California and her experiences as a pediatrician and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) researcher. She discuses her return to Florida and her work as an epidemiologist for the Encephalitis Research Center as well as her time as administrator of Child Health Section of the Florida State Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. She details her work with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program, her involvement with Florida School Health Services Act, and her authorship of Planning and Staffing a School Health Program. Dr. Gates finishes her conversation with a discussion her appearances in Florida Health Notes.
Florida. WIC and Nutrition Services., Public health, School health services, Sudden infant death syndrome, University of South Florida
1 sound file (73 min.) : digital, MP3 file
Florida. WIC and Nutrition Services.; Public health; School health services; Sudden infant death syndrome; University of South Florida
Oral histories, Online audio
University of South Florida
Florida Public Health Oral History Project
Gates, Emily, "Emily Gates Oral History Interview" (2016). Florida Public Health Oral History Project. 39.