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Dr. Whiteside, a Lubbock pediatrician, reminisces about his career as an Air Force medical officer, and about his father, a prominent Lubbock civic leader and businessman during the 1940s and 1950s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Clarence Whiteside Jr.

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 27, 1997

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born in Lubbock, Texas, Schools, Father (Clarence Whiteside, Sr.), World War II laundry business with military, Attended Texas Tech, Work experience, Whiteside Building downtown, President of Great Plains Life Stockbrokerage, Early interest in medicine, High school work at Lubbock Memorial Hospital, Lubbock High School music, Texas Technological College, Medical school, U. S. Air Force—23 years, Memories of early doctors (c. 1940s), Good listeners, Drs. Krueger, Hutchinson and Overton, Priorities, Barter payment, Whiteside Sr. (again), Navy experience in World War II, LaGuardia Airport, In hospital with D-Day veterans, Early recipient of penicillin, Penicillin in beeswax, Medical School at Southwestern (1959), ‘Doing’ internship, Vietnam War doctor draft, U. S. Air Force, Flight surgeon, Medical training, Duty stations and travel, Reese Air Force Base, Inspecting General, Interest in pediatrics, Like children, Vietnam War’s effect on military, Air Force drug abuse program, Move to Lubbock (1983), Good family name, Wife (Pam), Background, Meeting.

Tape 1, Side 2: Whiteside Jr. (continued), Wife (continued), Meeting (continued), Opinion of Lubbock, Buying house, Whiteside Sr. (again), Acquiring Reese Air Force Base, George Mahon, No temporary buildings, World War II Lubbock military bases, Whiteside, Jr. (again), Memories of World War II, Scrap collections, Rationing, Walked everywhere, Tire shortage for laundry trucks, Trains with military equipment, Father’s laundry business with the military (again), Bases serviced, Description of washing machines, Unloading salt with black man ‘Diamond’, Methodist Church, Participation, Changes, Whiteside Sr. political involvement, George Mahon and Lyndon B. Johnson campaigning, Visiting Washington and Senator Johnson (LBJ), As city politician, Financially tight, Riding police cars, Consultations with Dr. Chatman, Electric stoves in Dunbar High School, Smoothing relations with military, Importance to economy, Causes for resentment, Air Force’s community award to Lubbock, ‘Adopt an airman’ program, Water for Lubbock, Campaign for city councilman, Business education.

Tape 2, Side 1: Lubbock medicine (c. mid-1950s), Father, Chairman of Memorial (Methodist) Hospital Board, Hired Dr. George Brewer, Methodist Hospital financial problems, Three men gave $50,000 each to save hospital, Vision of father, Whiteside Jr. (again), Texas Tech Medical School, Teaching (c. 1970s), University Medical Center building, Citizens’ concerns, Costs, Specialists help out at Reese Air Force Base, Town doctors’ concerns, University Medical Center and patients’ negative views, Medicare/Medicaid, Treating patients, Government’s role in medicine, HMOs, Executives’ pay, Doctors in the middle, Litigation, Reforms needed, American Medical Association, Shortsightedness regarding indigent care, Wives’ opposition to small town life, Medical schools and indigent care, Whiteside Jr. views and retrospect, Government involvement, Foreign assistance, Doctors and indigent care in the past, Hospitals and indigents, Before Medicare/Medicaid, Doctors’ responsibility for abuses, Percentage of Medicare patients, Future for medicine, HMOs and lawsuits, Executive pay (again), Doctor/patient relationship, New doctors and money, Nurses, Advice for aspiring doctors, HMOs.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1940s-1998

Bulk Dates: 1945-1985

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