Shaw Historical Library at Oregon Institute of Technology

Shaw Oral History Project - William Dettwyler

Oral History:

Interview#: OH025
Interviewee: William Dettwyler
Interviewer: Barbara Dittman, Anne Hiller Clark
Date: 06/10/2011
Location: Shaw Historical Library
Length: 1:06:38
Subjects: Klamath Falls, Murder Story   

Time Index
Topic
0:00 - 2:40 Interview documentation process.
2:40 - 6:18 Introductions; Family history; Childhood education; Working in Family farm.
6:18 - 11:00 Interest in medical technology; Work history; OTI exhibit; Medical Lab technician at OTI.
11:00 - 14:00 Working for Klamath County Hospital as a Tissue technician while attending OTI; OTI Classes.
14:00 - 17:00 Standardising medical classes at OTI; Teaching Phlebotomy.
17:00 - 23:30 College taught by experience; OTI medical lab work.
23:30 - 25:30 Lab Technology and the changes over the years.
25:30 - 30:30 Extra-curricular activities while going to OTI; Mostly working around Klamath Falls; Involvement at OTI.
30:30 - 35:00 Started a card file system in the Index at OTI; Creating an Annual.
35:00 - 38:00 Moving to Portland and was in listed to the Army; Working in a Kansas Hospital; Obama history.
38:00 - 39:30 Military Prison flue shots.
39:30 - 43:40 Coming back to OTI to do another Annual; Friends, and teachers at OTI.
43:40 - 47:50 Studying Tapeworms; Parasites history; Water treatment; Aloha aloha worm; Microbiology at OTI;
47:50 - 50:15 Involvement with medical procedure and medical coding; Medical tests; State of Oregon Welfare Consultant for medical coding.
50:15 - 55:00 William family, working while raising a family; Being in medical coding in the beginning; Medical Coding problems.
55:00 - 1:00:30 Word of advice to students and his own family; Small personal stories; Medical Field.
1:00:30 - 1:06:38 Wrote a book and his sister is in it; She was an X-Ray technician; Hitch-hiking home; Working in Bend at a Memorial Clinic.
Picture of William Dettwyler

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