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.
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Interview with Sister Tharsilla Schwietzer by Barbara K. Dent, 1989, "Interview no. 832," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.