Wagner, Dr Charles J 1954

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Dr. Wagner recalls the early history of Lubbock, especially its early medical facilities, early surgical accounts and the West Texas Hospital.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Charles J. Wagner

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 8 and May 26, 1954

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Barbara Campbell

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history and education, Description of early Lubbock and vicinity, Nicolett Hotel, Wagner homes in Lubbock, Early doctors in Lubbock, Transportation, Practice, Territory covered.

Tape 1, Side 2: First hospital in Lubbock, Incident concerning smallpox case, Early accounts of surgery and surgical cases, Account of surgery on a two-year-old, Account of surgery on a colored (black) man, Organization and growth of later Lubbock hospitals, Nurses’ training course, Later history of West Texas Hospital, Achievements of West Texas Hospital staff, Civic projects in Lubbock, Organizations in which Wagners have participated, Post-graduate work.

Tape 2, Side 1: Description of parents’ home in Germany, Wagner children.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: Early 1900s-1954

Bulk Dates: Early 1900s-1954

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