6 thoughts on “Pete Moss reflects”

  1. Peggy Ingram Veeser

    I was in the SHC at Vanderbilt from my junior year until graduation in 1971. I worked as a nurse in Frakes, KY after graduation. I remember Pete well and appreciate seeing this interview. I shared the same values and remember Bill Dow, Pete and Dr. Christie teaching the nursing students basic health assessment skills that have lasted my lifetime career of nursing. Thank you for publishing this!
    Peggy Ingram Veeser from Memphis, TN
    BSN Vanderbilt 1967 MS Univ of TN HSC 1978 and EdD U of Memphis 1986

    1. Peggy,
      I’m so excited to see your comments here! Let’s definitely be in touch about all sorts of things, including how you can get involved, share documents and stories.
      From your admirer and former colleague,
      Muffy Ecker

  2. Peggy Ingram Veeser

    I was in the SHC at Vanderbilt from my junior year until graduation in 1971. I worked as a nurse in Frakes, KY after graduation. I remember Pete well and appreciate seeing this interview. I shared the same values and remember Bill Dow, Pete and Dr. Christie teaching the nursing students basic health assessment skills that have lasted my lifetime career of nursing. Thank you for publishing this!
    Peggy Ingram Veeser from Memphis, TN
    BSN Vanderbilt 1967 MS Univ of TN HSC 1978 and EdD U of Memphis 1986

    1. Peggy,
      I’m so excited to see your comments here! Let’s definitely be in touch about all sorts of things, including how you can get involved, share documents and stories.
      From your admirer and former colleague,
      Muffy Ecker

  3. Frank Pacosa MS PA

    Pete precepted me on the very first patient I saw as a “pediatric examiner”. I think it was 1971 or 1972. Maybe Briceville. The infant was a six month month who had a rash at birth. I had no clue what was going on. The child had never seen a doctor let alone a pediatrician like Pete. We huddled outside of the bedsheet covered exam room and he told me the infant was severely delayed and had herpes encephalitis at birth. The infant had very poor motor tone and was not rolling or holding head up. As a result of that visit the local public heath nurse got involved. I went on to have 100,000 pediatric patient visits in my career as a pediatric physician assistant. Primary care pediatrics was my primary love. Unfortunately, there was no community that could support that level of specialisation. I came back for two more health fair summers and did my Master’s thesis on designing a pediatric practitioner training program for the the nursing students based on a patient questionnaire. When the patient filled out the questionnaire a positive response could be evaluated by looking at the next steps for the examiner to take in the manual and consider in evaluating the patient. The TVA did data analysis on the questionnaire looking for any correlations on positive responses to the questionnaire. I’ll never forget the team spirit for social change that Bill Dow lead us in. I went on to various social action activities including being a lobbyist in our state legislature and other social action activities.

  4. Frank Pacosa MS PA

    Pete precepted me on the very first patient I saw as a “pediatric examiner”. I think it was 1971 or 1972. Maybe Briceville. The infant was a six month month who had a rash at birth. I had no clue what was going on. The child had never seen a doctor let alone a pediatrician like Pete. We huddled outside of the bedsheet covered exam room and he told me the infant was severely delayed and had herpes encephalitis at birth. The infant had very poor motor tone and was not rolling or holding head up. As a result of that visit the local public heath nurse got involved. I went on to have 100,000 pediatric patient visits in my career as a pediatric physician assistant. Primary care pediatrics was my primary love. Unfortunately, there was no community that could support that level of specialisation. I came back for two more health fair summers and did my Master’s thesis on designing a pediatric practitioner training program for the the nursing students based on a patient questionnaire. When the patient filled out the questionnaire a positive response could be evaluated by looking at the next steps for the examiner to take in the manual and consider in evaluating the patient. The TVA did data analysis on the questionnaire looking for any correlations on positive responses to the questionnaire. I’ll never forget the team spirit for social change that Bill Dow lead us in. I went on to various social action activities including being a lobbyist in our state legislature and other social action activities.

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