Hartman, Ted 1977-06-26

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Dr. Ted Hartman, Lubbock orthopedic surgeon, discusses his career and developments in Lubbock medicine. He also comments on World War II and changes in U. S. health care.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Ted Hartman

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Date: June 26, 1997

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Lori Lawson

Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: DeRidder Louisiana (June 13 1925), Father taught at Iowa State University, Joined U. S. Army—World War II, Artillery, Tanks—11th Armored Division, To England, Landed at Cherbourg France (November 1944), Battle of the Bulge, Ambushed, Tank commander, Crossed the Rhine, Met Russian Army in Austria, Medical school at Northwestern University, Interned at Charity Hospital New Orleans Louisiana, Orthopedic surgery residency University of Michigan (1957), Married (1954) 1 child, To England on fellowship to study under Dr. True, Joined faculty University of Michigan, Cleveland Clinic (1961), Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern Medical School, Chairman of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Cook County Hospital Chicago Illinois, Residency training, Texas Tech Medical School, Chairman Department of Orthopedic Surgery (1971), First class (1972), Orthopedic surgery practice in Lubbock, State of Lubbock medicine—high quality, Doctors teaching at medical school, Texas Tech Medical School (again), Residency training program approved (1975), Family medicine for rural communities, Early legislation, Amarillo El Paso and Odessa campuses, Lubbock hospitals relations, St. Mary’s (Sister Marie), Methodist Hospital, Student training, Lubbock orthopedic surgeons’ assistance, Specialty training, Students’ reputations for clinical treatment, Character of West Texas people effect on quality of doctors, Lubbock medicine, Good reputation, Positive effect of medical school, Hospitals, Before medical school, Geography important, West Texas people (again), Outlying community hospitals, Texas Tech Medical School (again), Thompson Hall converted, Medical School building, Federal funds cut, Structure only partially completed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Texas Tech Medical School (continued), County bonds sold to finance, Medical Office Plaza support, Library, Auditorium, MedNet description, Rural community outreach, Continuing education, Senator Lloyd Bentsen gets $2 million (1987), Satellite uplink problem, Demonstration with Alpine and Fort Stockton Texas, Southwestern Bell and AT&T assistance, First consultation (1991), Dr. Marion Myers neurologist, Growth in usage, Positive effects, Hospitals in rural communities, Finances, Health care, Paying for system, First in nation—growth, Senator Bentsen (again), Prisoner care, Technology and patient reaction, Family involvement, Technology’s effect on doctor/patient relationship, Technological advances in medicine, Lubbock’s progressiveness, Medical training changes, Outpatient care, Doctors’ changing views on lifestyle, Concerns for money, Managed care and income.

Tape 2, Side 1: Doctors’ changing views on lifestyle (continued), Concerns for money (continued), Materialism, Medicare’s influence on doctors’ income, Charity care pre-Medicare, Managed care and income (again), Managed health care, Patients not getting needed care, Description, Danger of ‘reserve fund’, Example of allergists, Business not appropriate in medical care, Laboratory affected, Acquiring Texas Tech Medical School, Preston Smith, Bill Parsley Texas Tech lobbyist, Dr. Brandon Hull, Overall support of Lubbock doctors, Community support, Orthopedic surgery, Specialty developed, World War I’s influence, World War II’s influence, British and American, Ted Hartman early interest, Golden Age of Medicine, Mid-1960s-1990, Antibiotics, Heart and vascular surgery, Research, Negative effect of business, Doctor/patient relationship, Patient care, Managed health care (again), Diagnosis by list, Medical savings plans, Changes in nursing services, Paperwork infringement on care, Presidio, Texas example, Nurse practitioners, Alpine, Texas.

Tape 2, Side 2: Nursing (continued), Technology’s effects, Catholic hospitals and Sisters, Health care for Third World nations, Medicare, Provides for indigents, Pre-Medicare and doctors’ charity care, English health care, Nationalized health care, Distrust of government, Indigent health care in Lubbock today, HIV care, Preventing infection of medical personnel, Tuberculosis care, Doctors’ reluctance to treat, Orthopedic surgery, Chiropractics, Education, Medical organizations, Lubbock Crosby Garza County Medical Society (LCGCMS), Mission, Keeping peace, Declining membership, Younger doctors less interested in organized, medicine, American Medical Association, Opposition, Lack of power in government, Lack of discipling authority, Managed care better, Blue Cross, Lubbock medical community "clean", Women in medicine, Increasing number of orthopedic surgeons, Caregivers, Sensitivity, Dexterity, Ted Hartman (again), Advice for aspiring doctors, Retrospective on career.

Tape 3, Side 1: Methodist and St. Mary’s, Hospitals merger, Independent practices, Greed in medicine, Women in history.

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1925-1998

Bulk Dates: 1972-1998

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