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

1 hour

Tape Number

No. 828

Transcript Number

No. 828

Length of Transcript

34 pages.

Interview Number

No. 828

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