John Twiggs

Development of the Jacksboro Black Lung Clinic, 1973-1975

John Kennedy provides further insight to the Black Lung Association’s legal processes and evolution as an organization that could govern the proposed Jacksboro Black Lung Clinic. Prominent folks involved in getting said clinic up and running included, but were not limited to, Columbus McGhee, Abe Marlowe, and Willis Cooper. Kennedy also discusses the clinic’s first …

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Bob Firestone and John Twiggs arrive in Jacksboro

John McArthur tells the story of his and the board’s decision to hire Bob Firestone and John Twiggs, both from the University of Minnesota, as the Jacksboro Clinic’s first two National Health Service Corps physicians. Despite cultural differences, the community welcomed them and their expansion of the clinic beyond black lung into primary care.   …

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