World War II
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Longtime El Paso nurse; active in the American Red Cross Nursing Division during World War II.
Summary of Interview
Recalls nursing and nursing training during WWII; El Paso health care facilities including Providence Hospital, Hotel Dieu, Southwestern General Hospital, and William Beaumont Hospital; discusses bond drives; involvement in Civilian Defense and other homefront activities; El Paso physicians and the medical profession in general.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
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Interview with Tommie Gillespie by Jeff George, 1993, "Interview no. 804," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.