H.D. Garrett, M.D.
El Paso Medical Community
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Longtime thoracic surgeon; son of R.B. Homan, Sanitorium and co-founder of Southwestern General Hospital.
Summary of Interview
Part of Health Care on the Border Project; reminisces on opening of University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; construction of tuberculosis sanitorium by father and John C. Crimmon, D.D.S; improvement of surgical procedures during WW II; advances of anesthesiology,; advent of sulfa drugs, penicillin and other antibiotics; changes in medical practice; establishing Thomason General Hospital.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
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Interview with Robert Homan Jr. M.D. by H.D. Garrett, M.D., 1990, "Interview no. 825," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.