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Young, Ernlé

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Ernlé Young

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Medical School - Biomedical Ethics
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Ernlé W.D. Young’s two-part interview covered many topics and times in his professional life. The first interview began with his early education in South Africa and early employment in his uncle’s printing business. From there, his education took him to Chicago and Dallas, studying theology and theologians. His return to South Africa began his long effort to counteract Apartheid from his position as a minister, work which eventually got him in trouble with the government, causing Young and his family to flee to the United States. It was at this point that he began his work at Stanford, working as a chaplain for the university hospital, a minister for Memorial Church, and an instructor in bioethics at the medical center.

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