Douglas, Dr R C 1998-10-16

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Dr. R. C. Douglas discusses his medical career and the changes it has experienced. He concentrates, slightly, on Internal Medicine and OB.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. R. C. Douglas

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Date: October 16, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1: Born in San Angelo, Texas in 1914, Moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1926, Reasons, Childhood, Lubbock, Texas, Characteristics in 1920s, Father, Jobs, Ranching, Oil, Trucking, Farming, Douglas, R. C. Dr. (again), Inherited farm land, Life during depression, Mother, Taught school, Texas Technological College, Memories, Boy Scouts, Lubbock, Texas (again), Hispanics, Migrant workers, Ranch, Lubbock, Texas (again), Blacks, First interest in medical field, Boy Scouts (again), Wagner, Charles Dr., Opinions, Lubbock's first surgeon, Stories, West Texas Hospital, Was built for Dr. Wagner around 1920, Sanitarium, Competition with West Texas Hospital, Dunn, Sam Dr., Opinions, Dunn, Sam Dr. (continued), Education, Texas Technological College, University of Texas School of Medicine in Galveston, Texas, Women, Baker, Julia, Minorities, Wife, Luis, Ruth, Married between junior and senior year, 1937, Moved back to Lubbock, Texas, First job with Sam Dunn, Dunn, Sam Dr. (again), Surgeon, Expectations of employees, Doctors - Lubbock, Texas, Opinions, Modern medicine, Antibiotics, Sulfa drugs, Medical practice in Lubbock, Texas, Appendicitis, Military, Volunteered, October 1942, Training, San Antonio, Texas, Never went overseas, Big Spring, Texas, Bombardier school, World War II years, Hospital, Black troops, Medical profession (again), Changes, Drugs, How it is practiced, Medical Arts Clinic, State Medicine, Medicare, Medical Arts Clinic (again), First physicians group in Lubbock, Texas

Tape 2: Medical profession (continued), Medicine in Lubbock, Texas in the 1940s, Family practice, St. Mary's Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Moved to 19th street, Effect on medical community, Medical school, Effect on medical community, Indigent care, Many persons could not get care without money, Minorities (again), Segregated facilities, Medical Society, Douglas, R.C. was president, 1948 or 1949, Role, Discipline of doctors, Medical school (again), Medicare, Doctor - Patient relationships, Indigent care (again), Solutions, Dr. Chapman, [Side ends after 25 minutes]

Range Dates: 1914-1998

Bulk Dates: 1926-1950s

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