Hunt, Ewell

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Dr. Ewell Hunt lists his relatives who were important in the development of Lubbock and relates the city’s medical history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Ewell Hunt

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 15, 1968; December 1, 1978; June 21, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: John Abshire, Bill Dunnagan

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Naming of schools after relatives, George M. Hunt, Frank E. Wheelock, George C. Wolffarth, First doctor in Lubbock County, Lubbock High School, Location, Graduating class (1923), University of Texas Medical School, Curriculum, Hours, Professors, Philosophy, Fatal drug accident, Post graduate work, Lubbock (1934), Listing of hospitals, Closed staffing, Office location, Listing of doctors, Public acceptance of surgeons, Specialists, Population (1920), Country calls, OB, Gas siphoning incident, Fee per mile, Drugs, Specifics, Infection in surgery, Nurse availability, Pharmaceutical duties, Listing of drugs, Collecting fees, Home remedies.

Tape 1, Side 2: Turpentine, Post surgical care, Public acceptance of doctors, Consultation between doctors.

Tape 2, Side 1: Dr. William Baugh (1906), Family physician, Dr. Murphy, "Quack" doctors, Early pharmacies, Medicines, Prescriptions, Roll pills, Early pharmacies, William Crawford, Mr. Robertson, Early drugs, Mercury, Nurses (1918), Lubbock Sanitarium, West Texas Hospital, Nurses training, First hospital (1913), Physicians in Lubbock, Dr. Ponton, Dr. J. T. Krueger, Dr. J. T. Hutchinson, Dr. William Baugh, Dr. M. C. Overton, Dr. C. J. Wagner, Dr. O. W. English, House calls, Fees.

Tape 2, Side 2: Fees (continued), Specialists, Pediatricians, Pregnancy tests, Medicine shows, Patent medicine.

Tape 3, Side 1: West Texas Hospital, Lubbock Sanitarium, Obstetrics, House calls, World War II, Shortage of physicians, Assignment and Procurement Committee, Antibiotics, Chromasil, Penicillin, Specialists, Dr. J. T. Krueger, Nursing school, Dr. C. J. Wagner, Chatman Hospital, Goodnight Hospital, Ellwood Clinic, Stuart Benson Clinic, Depression, Payments.

Tape 3, Side 2: Dr. J. T. Krueger (again), Dr. M. C. Overton, Dr. Allen T. Stewart, Regulation, Nursing schools.

Range Dates: 1920-1979

Bulk Dates: 1920-c. 1950

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