The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946 Page: 598
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for Hermann Hagen or J. G. Needham in Texas.) Dr. Wadgymar wrote
a brief report on the diseases of cattle and horses in Medina County
(1877) and on the agriculture of Medina County (1880) for the United
States Department of Agriculture and the United States Census Bureau,
respectively. Wadgymar was interested in the insects and plants of
southwestern Texas (De Witt, Bexar, and Medina counties). Cassino's
Directory (1888) gives Wadgymar's interests as "botany, chemistry, en-
tomology, microscopy." Wadgymar was born at Czakaturen, Hungary,
May 26, 1827; he took his M.D. degree at Vienna (1847); he was Surgeon
in the Hungarian army (1848-49), Surgeon in the Dutch navy (1850-52),
and was Surgeon in the Crimean War (1854-56). In 1865, he was professor
of chemistry and botany in the St. Louis (Missouri) College of Pharmacy
and in 1866-67, professor of chemistry and botany in the Humboldt Medical
College of St. Louis. Before coming to Texas, he practiced medicine in
St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois. He published papers in medical journals, nota-
bly one on "Trichina spiralis, and its origin and development in muscle, and
the disease trichinosis" in St. Louis Medical Reporter, I (1866-67), 97-109.
Dr. Wadgymar came to Texas in the early 'seventies-probably in 1873
-and is believed to have lived first at Myerville, De Witt County, and
then at Cuero, Castroville, and San Antonio, before going to Carrizo
Springs. Dr. Wadgymar died in 1899.
WALKER, Dr. Elijah Millington (1824-68).-Walker, at that time regis-
tered from Yorktown, Texas, took the M.D. degree from the University
of Louisiana in 1854. On June 9, 1854, he read a paper on the agricul-
tural ant of Texas before the New Orleans Academy of Science. Walker
came to Texas to practice and was elected a corresponding member of the
New Orleans Academy of Science. Dr. Walker was born in Middle Ten-
nessee on November 17, 1824. He moved with his parents to Marshall
County, Mississippi, attended school in Oxford, Mississippi, and also
studied medicine as an apprentice. He attended Jefferson Medical College
in Philadelphia (1849-50) and practiced medicine in Oxford without a
degree. In the fall of 1852, he went with his wife to Helena, Karnes
County, Texas. In 1853-4, he studied at the medical school of the Uni-
versity of Louisiana and obtained his degree. He moved from Helena
to Gonzales, gained a large practice, and remained there until after the
Civil War. He then moved twelve miles west of Gonzales and bought an
estate, "Ashwood," and kept up his practice there. He died in 1868 of
malaria. Besides his ant paper, printed in the early proceedings of the
New Orleans Academy of Science, Dr. Walker published several mer-
itorious agricultural papers in the Southern Cultivator, XXV and XXVI
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