Historical Highlights

Historical Highlights

Bessie Baker

Bessie Baker, Namesake of Baker House, Profiled for Duke Centennial

  • Baker led the School of Nursing until 1938. The building that is now part of Duke’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was built in 1930 and became home for nursing students at the time.
  • History of Baker House

More about Baker

Donald T. Moore, MD

Donald T. Moore, MD, First African American Fellow in the Duke School of Medicine

More about Dr. Moore

Eleanor Easley, MD

Eleanor Easley, MD, First Woman to Graduate from Duke's Four-Year Medical School Program

More about Dr. Easley

Dr. Berchuck with colleagues in the past

50 Years of Gynecologic Cancer Care & Innovation

The full history of the division

Duke midwives

Joining a Community of Care: Duke Midwifery Service

  • The service was established in 1999 under the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine.

About the Duke Midwifery Service

Presentation of the pocket colposcope

Duke Centennial Highlight — Ob/Gyn Innovation

  • Duke Translation & Commercialization's Centennial Timeline includes the Easley Maneuver, developed by Eleanor Beamer Easley, and the Pocket Colposcope.

Explore Duke's Century of Innovation

Dr. Swamy

Duke Centennial Highlight — Geeta Swamy, MD

  • Geeta Swamy, MD, vice dean for scientific integrity and associate vice president for research at the Duke School of Medicine and Duke University, was profiled as a Duke Centennial Trailblazer.

Read Dr. Swamy's profile

Oral Histories

W. Allen Addison, MD

W. Allen Addison, MD

Sezer Aksel, MD

Sezer Aksel, MD

Charles B. Hammond, MD

Charles Hammond, MD

  • Dr. Hammond's oral history interview was conducted in June 2004; topics discussed include the history of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University, his goals as chair of department and his personal research experiences.

Philip H. Pearce, MD

Philip Pearce, MD