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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography

Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography

Date: 1958
Creator: Atkinson, Donald Taylor
Description: This autobiographical account of Dr. Donald Taylor Atkinson tells "the story of the life of a world-renowned doctor who overcame tremendous financial obstacles in order to gain an education" (vii). The author chronicles his family's history, his upbringing in Canada, as well as his journey towards becoming a surgeon in Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition

Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition

Date: 1894
Creator: Cerna, David
Description: The book serves as a pharmacology reference text. It includes physical characteristics, modern therapeutic applications and recommended dosages for various synthetic and natural drugs. An index of diseases begins on page 229, and a general index begins on page 243.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History

San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History

Date: 1890
Creator: Corner, William
Description: This book serves as a guide and historical sketch of San Antonio, Texas. It includes descriptions of county and church records, interviews with memorable Texans, a discussion of the benefits of San Antonio climate to individuals suffering from lung disease, as well as descriptions of local churches, schools, public halls, parks and other establishments. Sidney Lanier's Historical Sketch is included beginning on page 68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
[Dallas Farmers' Market Scrapbook]

[Dallas Farmers' Market Scrapbook]

Date: unknown
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Description: Scrapbook of photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera documenting various activities and events at the Dallas Farmers' Market. Some inserted materials (letters and photographs) are included at the end of the book.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor

The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor

Date: 1914
Creator: Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.)
Description: This book serves to expose fraudulent doctors, practitioners and other professionals who treat individuals without the proper licenses. It includes detailed descriptions of malpractice, letters from a fake professor, newspaper advertisements for fake treatments and cures, as well as other miscellaneous prosecutions in Bexar County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases

Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases

Date: 1895
Creator: Fisher, C. E.
Description: This book is about the climate of San Antonio, Texas, and its potential benefits to individuals suffering from lung illness and disease.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
[Lillian Gunter's Steno Book]

[Lillian Gunter's Steno Book]

Date: 1903/1963?
Creator: Gunter, Lillian
Description: Notebook filled with notes written by Miss Lillian Gunter. The text appears to include speeches, mathematical notation, and other notes. Accompanying information suggests that some of the information may be related to the Cooke County Library bookmobile, and some speeches also seem to refer to World War I and city preparations.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
A Frontier Doctor

A Frontier Doctor

Date: 1929
Creator: Hoyt, Henry Franklin
Description: This autobiographical account of Dr. Henry Franklin Hoyt chronicles his family's history, his upbringing on a small farm in Minnesota, his work as a surgeon in New Mexico, Chicago, California, Texas and the Philippines, along with many other miscellaneous adventures.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
A City Plan for Dallas

A City Plan for Dallas

Date: 1911
Creator: Kessler, George E.
Description: Report of the Park Board in Dallas, Texas, including the text of the proposed city plan, called the "Kessler Plan." The plan describes suggested changes to the city including building levees; creating a belt railroad; building a union station; creating freight terminals; organizing a civic center; eliminating railroad grade crossings in downtown districts; extending roads in downtown areas; building parks, parkways, and boulevards; and adding playgrounds throughout the city. The text includes accompanying drawings and illustrations. The fiscal report of the Park Board is included at the end of the book.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine

A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine

Date: 1854
Creator: Massie, J. Cam.
Description: This book serves as a reference text on the theory and practice of medicine. It includes "a rapid sketch of the history...of medicine," practical medicinal remedies, in depth discussions of the modifications of many diseases, special pathology and therapeutics, and common surgery practices (p. 9). The index begins on page 713.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
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