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[News Script: Doctors see surgery on color television]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the introduction of color television cameras to the operating room at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, with surgeries broadcast to doctors attending a medical conference in the city.
Date: March 12, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Compress.

Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pessary.

Description: Patent for a ring pessary used as a female birth control device, including illustration.
Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Wells, Francis, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surgical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new and improved surgical tool. This design consists "[i]n a surgical instrument, the combination, with the rod having the stepped head provided with grooves, of the springs, the pin, the stepped shell having offsets, the sliding sleeve, and the [other] pin" (lines 14-18).
Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Poynor, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trephine.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient trephine that is easily assembled and takes up little space. It retains better results than other trephines.
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: MacKenzie, Joseph Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surgical Instrument.

Description: Patent for "a tractor device...especially adapted for use in vesico-vaginal fistula operations, but which may advantageously be employed in operating upon other fistulas." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Hawkes, James Patrick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pre-Plymouth Peregrinations

Description: Presidential address given by Jesse E. Thompson before the Texas Surgical Society in San Antonio, Texas. In the speech, Thompson discusses Cabeza de Vaca's time living with the Native Americans of Texas and the conquest of Mexico, with particular focus on the operations he performed, including the first recorded surgical operation in North America.
Date: October 9, 1972
Creator: Thompson, Jesse E.
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

A Look Back - A Look Ahead #1

Description: Presidential address given by R.H. Baskin before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Baskin discusses his career journey as a surgeon, including his teachers and colleagues, technological advances in medicine, and his ideas of what the future may hold. The printed text is annotated with handwritten notes.
Date: July 11, 1984
Creator: Baskin, R. H.
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

[Portrait of Dr. Robert R. Moore]

Description: Portrait of Dr. Robert R. Moore wearing a suit and tie and round glasses. A typed note on the back of the photo says "Dr. Robert R. Moore - 1962, Honorary Member." Another handwritten note says "Dr. Robert M. Moore."
Date: 1962
Creator: De Laquil Studio
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT