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posed on by a diploma from a medical society or
a certificate of qualifications as a dresser in a hospital."
Two years later, in 1859, the Houston association
issued a call addressed to the physicians of the
State asking them to meet in Houston for the purpose
of organizing a State Medical association.
There is reason to believe that such meeting was
held but there is no record of it. The best evidence
that there was such an association formed is the fact
that Dr. W. H. Howard, who was a member of the
City association in 1859, always spoke of the formation
of the present State Medical association as the
re-organization of the old association.
The following named physicians met in the parlors
of the Hutchins House on December 8, 1868,
for the purpose of forming the Harris County
Medical association: L. A. Bryan, W. H. Howard,
J. Larendon, D. F. Stuart, T. J. Poulson, R. W.
Lunday, Alva Connell Sr., Alva Connell Jr., G. H.
McDonnall, W. D. Robinson, T. J. Devereaux,
J. M. Morris, W. P. Riddell.
After issuing a call to the physicians of Texas
inviting them to meet in Houston, April 15, 1869,
for the purpose of organizing, or rather re-organizing
the State association, the Harris County assoelation
adjourned and never held another meeting
until resurrected in 1904, since which date it has
been one of the largest and most useful county assoeiations
in the State.
The State Medical association was formed in the
Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/. Accessed September 1, 2015.