Dr. C. T. Thompson


Dr. C. Thomas Thompson came to Tulsa in 1955 and became a highly respected general surgeon and administrator at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi and received his medical schooling at the University of Mississippi and Harvard Medical School. His military involvement included serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

After establishing a surgical private practice in 1956, Dr. Thompson became chief of surgery at St. Francis Hospital and eventually chief executive officer. His medical service occurred at a time when polio, hospital segregation, the growth of St. Francis hospital, and opposition to Oral Robert’s City of Faith were issues.

Dr. C. Thomas Thompson was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and after many years of service to the college, he was awarded its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. This oral history was recorded May 24, 2010.

Interview with Dr. C. T. Thompson

Program Credits:
Dr. C. T. Thompson — Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

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Date Created: May 24, 2010

Date Published: April 23, 2015

Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.

Tags: Korean War, St. Francis Hospital, 60 Minutes, Polio, City of Faith, Oral Roberts, December 7, 1941, Harvard, Segregation, Roosevelts, Medicine, Surgeon