Throwback Thursday: X-Ray Dept. Space Is Same, Load Zooms Up - Casper Morning Star, July 17, 1964
By Kristy Bleizeffer Jul 17, 2014
In 1963, Memorial Hospital of Natrona County's radiology department performed 20,900 procedures, 12,000 more than it performed in 1956. Despite the increase, the department hadn't expanded since it was established in 1953.
The Casper Morning Star spoke with Dr. Roger T. Mattson, head radiologist, about a proposed radiology expansion for this July 17, 1964, story. The tight quarters meant files had to be kept "in little nooks and crannies" and there was no privacy for patients waiting for X-rays.
Interestingly, Memorial Hospital was collaborating with Squibb Institute of Medical Research to develop drugs for chemotherapy. (Click the article at right to read more.)
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