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John Block Oral History Interview. August 5, 2014

John Block Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

August 5, 2014

Location:  Block residence, Corvallis, Oregon.

John Block (b. 1938) was a member of the OSU Pharmacy faculty for thirty-seven years, serving from 1966 to his retirement in 2003. During his tenure at Oregon State, Block observed many changes in the Pharmacy curriculum as it modernized to adjust with changes in the profession. As a member of the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, Block was also involved with the interpretation and implementation of the state's physician-assisted suicide law. His interview focuses on the progression of his career, his memories of OSU Pharmacy over four decades, and his work off-campus, including his involvement with Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance as a Medicare counselor.