Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

February 2004

Creation Date


Publisher Information

University of South Florida Tampa Library


Afield, Walter, College of Medicine, Florida Mental Health Institute, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa General Hospital


During his time at USF, Dr. Walter Afield served as the first Chair of the Psychiatry Department in the beginning years of the USF School of Medicine. He was involved in the early development of the School, and worked to established positive affiliations with local health agencies while improving services to the community. Dr. Afield discusses the many challenges and successes of his experience at USF, from 1970 until he left to begin a private practice in 1976.

Physical Information

1 sound file (87 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (digital, PDF file)