Barbara K. Dent


El Paso Medical Community

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Long time El Paso nurses.

Summary of Interview

Part of Health Care on the Border Project; biographical data; experiences in nursing school, private duty nursing; history of Masonic Hospital; volunteer work for Our Lady of Charity Sisters; St. Vincent's Clinic; St. Joseph Hospital; Newark Maternity Hospital; participation in president Lyndon B. Johnson's; Title One Health Care Program; polio epidemic and vaccinations; donation of S.T. Turner home to El Paso County Medical Society; sale of Hotel Dieu; demolition of Liberty Hall; relationship between nurses and physicians.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

1 hour

Tape Number

No. 818

Interview Number

No. 818

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