Dr. Richard Payne (Finding Aid)

Dr. Richard Payne

1951 -

Favorite Color: Brownish Yellow

Favorite Food: Roasted Chicken Breast

Favorite Time of Year: Autumn

Favorite Vacation Spot: The Caribbean

Interview Length: 133 minutes

Interview Date(s): September 10, 2001

Interview Location(s): New York, New York

Abstract

African American neurologist Dr. Richard Payne recalls his youth in Elizabeth, New Jersey, discussing his family, influential teachers who encouraged his interest in science and a Jewish friend who inspired Payne to apply to Yale University [New Haven, Connecticut].

African American neurologist Dr. Richard Payne discusses his career aspirations and interest in science as a child and talks about his undergraduate years at Yale University [New Haven, Connecticut] in the early 1970s.

African American neurologist Dr. Richard Payne talks about his senior year at Yale University [New Haven, Connecticut] where he met his wife. He describes experiences during medical school, residency and over the course of his career, discussing his decision to specialize in neurology and his eventual focus on the science of pain.

African American neuro-oncologist Richard Payne discusses various factors involved in the experience of pain, advances in cancer research and palliative care over the course of his career and his ideas about the relationship of health to race and class.

Dr. Richard Payne discusses his ideas about current issues in medicine, then narrates a series of photos from the past twenty years of his life.

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