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Dr. Watkins, longtime ear-nose-and throat surgeon in Lubbock, talks about his father who was also a doctor and discusses specific data concerning aspects of medical specialization in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. M.D. Watkins

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 08, 1968

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: John Abshire

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical material, Father’s biography, Model T incident, Country doctor problems, Transportation, Drugs, OB cases, Trent population, Interest in medicine, Pre-med work, Baylor Medical College (1930s), Curriculum, Rotating internship, Autobiographical material, Lubbock, Reason for coming, Tech student doctor (1938), Rotating hospital procedure, Specialization perceptorship, Reason for specialization, Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat duties, Surgical nature, Lubbock (1945), Listing of specialists, Load, Public attitude, House calls, Reason for stopping.

Tape 1, Side 2: Changes, Work week, Drugs, Pneumonia treatment fee, Eye surgery improvements.

Range Dates: 1930s-1968

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1950s

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