Barbara K. Dent


El Paso Medical Community

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Former nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, El Paso, Texas; born in Lindon, North Dakota; joined Order of Sisters of St. Joseph, 1933; trained as nurse in Concordia, Kansas; worked at Diocesan in Abilene, Kansas; moved to El Paso after arthritis surgery, 1948.

Summary of Interview

Recalls experiences as nurse at St. Joseph's Sanitorium, tuberculosis health care facility in El Paso, Texas; demolition of St. Joseph's Hospital; sketches history of Order of Sisters of St. Joseph; arrival of Order to El Paso in 1927; discusses changes in Order; comments on segregation of patients in hospitals.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

40 minutes

Tape Number

No. 832

Transcript Number

No. 832

Length of Transcript

25 pages

Interview Number

No. 832

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