John Davis Humber Oral History Interview

October 25, 1983
Oral History #OH0078
Humber, John Davis, 1895-1991; Little, Stanley L.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 0.75 hour, no transcription
Preferred Citation
John Davis Humber Oral History Interview (#OH0078), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Dr. John D. Humber grew up in Greenville and attended Wake Forest and Tulane Universities. He founded various medical organizations and was a co-discoverer of the Coffey-Humber treatment for cancer.

Scope and arrangement

In this interview he discusses his childhood in Greenville, N.C., his college years, and his work as a doctor. Also discussed is the life of his brother, Dr. Robert Lee Humber, who among other things was a founder of the movement for World Federation and was a great force behind the establishment of the North Carolina Museum of Art; and the history of the Humber House at the corner of W. Fifth and Washington Streets in Greenville.

This interview was done by Stanley L. Little of the Eastern Office of the Division of Archives and History of North Carolina.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of John Davis Humber

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Key terms
Personal Names
Humber, John Davis, 1895-1991
Humber, Robert Lee, 1898-1970
Historic buildings--North Carolina--Greenville
Oncologists--North Carolina--Greenville