Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Hutchinson, James Thomas
DATE OF INTERVIEW: March 6, 1954
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Barbara Campbell
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 30 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: 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.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: 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 ONE, SIDE TWO 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 TWO, SIDE ONE: 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
RANGE DATES: c. 1900-1920
BULK DATES: c. 1900-1920