English, Dr O W 1968-06-11

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Dr. O. W. English relates the development of surgery in Lubbock, lists early doctors and reviews his own medical training, often with amusing incidents as well as specific data.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. O. W. English

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Date: June 11, 1968

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: John Abshire

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Association with Simmons College, Reasons for attending medical school, Financing education, Baylor - 1921, First day, Curriculum, First appendectomy, Apprenticeship philosophy, Specialization, Subspecialties development, Lubbock - 1926, Reason for coming, Roads, Relationship between doctors, Listing of hospitals and chief doctors, Closed staffing, Listing of doctors, Hospital facilities, Listing of surgeons, Schools of surgical thought, Acceptance of surgery, Early anesthetics, Surgical team, Nursing situation, Office locations, Myrick Building, House calls, Fees and tender, Early pharmacies

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1921-1968

Bulk Dates: 1920s

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