Barbara K. Dent
El Paso Medical Community
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
El Paso City-Count Health Director; longtime El Paso pediatrician.
Summary of Interview
Part of Health Care on the Border Project; recalls El Paso childhood and participation in El Paso's first Sun Carnival; WW II in El Paso including the internment of German rocket scientist, landing of German V-2 rocket in Juarez, crash of B-24 Liberator Bomber on Mt. Franklin; work as an orderly in Thomason Hospital's emergency room; distribution of SABIN Oral Sundaes; El Paso County Medical Society Foundation; public health problems and issues along U.S.-Mexico border; relationship of El Paso City-County Health District to Wm. Beaumont Army Hospital and Cd. Juarez.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
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Interview with Laurance N. Nickey, M.D. by Barbara K. Dent, 1991, "Interview no. 828," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.