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An Account of the Early History of Surgery in Texas

Description: This presidential address covers the early history of surgery in Texas, including the development of the specialty, early surgical procedures, the first medical associations and organizations, as well as discussions of notable Texas surgeons.
Date: 1932
Creator: Singleton, Albert O.
Item Type: Book

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

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.
Date: 1914
Creator: Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.)
Item Type: Book

A Frontier Doctor

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.
Date: 1929
Creator: Hoyt, Henry Franklin
Item Type: Book

Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography

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.
Date: 1958
Creator: Atkinson, Donald Taylor
Item Type: Book

A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine

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.
Date: 1854
Creator: Massie, J. Cam.
Item Type: Book

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Item Type: Book

San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History

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.
Date: 1890
Creator: Corner, William
Item Type: Book

[Portrait of Albert R. Beal, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. Albert R. Beal, a general practitioner and graduate of Rush Medical College, wearing a suit, tie, and glasses attached to a string. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Dr. A. R. Beal, 308 Gunter Bldg."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Milton Strong Thompson, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. Milton Strong Thompson, a doctor specializing in orthopedics and graduate from Harvard Medical School, wearing a military uniform. His name and address is on a sticker on the back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Cole F. Smith, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. Cole F. Smith, a dermatologist and graduate from the University of Texas, wearing a suit and tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "303 Hicks Bldg."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of J. Beckmeyer, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. J. Beckmeyer, a general practitioner and graduate of St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgery, wearing a suit and tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Dr. J. Beckmeyer, 604 Lt. Bk. & Tr. Bldg."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of A. M. Davidson, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. A. M. Davidson, a general practitioner and graduate from Missouri Medical College, wearing a suit, tie, and small glasses. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Dr. A. M. Davidson, 219 Moore Bldg."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of C. E. Betts, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. C. E. Betts, a general practitioner and graduate from Washington University, wearing a suit and thin tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Dr. C. E. Betts, 222 Moon Bldg."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of B. T. Young, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. B. T. Young, a general practitioner and graduate from the University of Texas, wearing a suit and patterned tie. His name is handwritten on the back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Charles Scott Venable, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. Charles Scott Venable, a surgeon and graduate from the University of Virginia, wearing a suit and tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Dr. S. C. Venable, 714 Gibbs Bldg."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of J. E. Coyle, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. J. E. Coyle, a general practitioner and graduate from the University of Tennessee, wearing a suit and tie. His name is handwritten on the back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of C. W. Taylor, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. C. W. Taylor, a general practitioner and graduate from Pulte Medical College, wearing a suit and patterned tie. His name is handwritten on the back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Douglas Edwards, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. Douglas Edwards, an EENT doctor and graduate from the University of Texas, wearing a suit and tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Dr. D. S. Edwards, 515 Moore Bldg."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of James Asa Willie, MD]

Description: Portrait of Dr. James Asa Willie, a psychiatrist and graduate from the University of Texas, wearing a suit and bolo tie. His name is handwritten on the back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph