Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Watkins, Dr. M. D.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: July 8, 1968
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: John Abshire
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 40 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Dr. Watkins, a Lubbock physician, recalls his early life and his father, who was also a doctor, along with several aspects of medical specialization in Lubbock.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Autobiographical material
Father’s biography
Model T incident
Country doctor problems
Transportation
Drugs
OB cases
Trent population
Interest in medicine
Pre-med work
Baylor Medical College (1930s)
Curriculum
Rotating internship
Autobiographical material
Lubbock
Reason for coming
Tech student doctor (1938)
Rotating hospital procedure
Specialization perceptorship
Reason for specialization
Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat duties
Surgical nature
Lubbock (1945)
Listing of specialists
Load
Public attitude
House calls
Reason for stopping
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Changes
Work week
Drugs
Pneumonia treatment fee
Eye surgery improvements
RANGE DATES: 1930s-1968
BULK DATES: 1930s-1950s