Hutchinson, James Thomas 1954-03-06

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Dr. J. T. Hutchinson, Lubbock pioneer physician and civic leader, recalls the early history of Lubbock, particularly its early medical history and its first hospital. Note: The original wire recordings were in the possession of Dr. William Gordon and were transcribed to tape in July 1957.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. James Thomas Hutchinson

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: March 6, 1954

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Barbara Campbell

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Building of and staff of Lubbock Sanitarium, Clinic addition, Nurses for new clinic, Nurses training course, Nurses’ quarters, Work as member of Lubbock school board, History of first Lubbock hospital.

Tape 1, Side 2: Personal history including education, Education required for early doctors, Marriage and early practice, Account of near freezing on call, Typhoid fever epidemic, Early doctors in Lubbock, Description of early Lubbock, First office, Nicollett Hotel mentioned, Early practice, Hutchinson children, Graduate work and specialization, Early surgery, More description of early Lubbock, Early schools in city, Other early institutions (banks, churches, etc.).

Tape 2, Side 1: First hospital in Lubbock (Sanitarium), Flu epidemic (1918), Later history of Lubbock Sanitarium, Later doctors in city, Office in Lubbock Sanitarium, Medical societies associated with, Thoughts concerning West Texas and future of Lubbock, "Young men of Lubbock", First home of Hutchinson in city, Incident concerning loan on home in city.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: c. 1900-1920

Bulk Dates: c. 1900-1920

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