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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Arrangement

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: History

Series II: Committee and Membership

Series III: Publications and Programs

Index

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Institutional Papers of The Harris County Academy of General Practice



Overview of the Collection

Creator: The Harris County Academy of General Practice
Title: Institutional Papers of The Harris County Academy of General Practice
Dates: 1948-1966
Abstract: The Harris County Association of General Practice is a component branch of the American Academy of General Practice and the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of General Practice. Through the diligent efforts of Dr. Lyman C. Blair and others a charter was issued on July 23rd, 1948, thereby establishing the Harris County Chapter.
Identification: 52
Quantity: 6 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collection and Research Center,  1133 John Freeman Blvd.  Houston, Texas 77030

Historical Note

The Harris County Association of General Practice is a component branch of the American Academy of General Practice and the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of General Practice. Through the diligent efforts of Dr. Lyman C. Blair and others a charter was issued on July 23rd, 1948, thereby establishing the Harris County Chapter.

On September 1st, 1948 the Harris County Association of General Practice held its first meeting in the Medical Arts Building. Twenty three physicians participated in the presentation and acceptance of the chapter's first constitution and by-laws. Officers were elected and monthly meetings were scheduled at this time. Dr. Blair served as the chapter's first president and Dr. M. E. Petway was elected the first Secretary.

Over the years meetings were held in a number of locations to encourage general practitioners to join and gather support. Some of the locations were the Medical Arts Building, the Baylor College of Medicine, the San Jacinto Inn, various restaurants and hotel dining rooms, M.D. Anderson Hospital and the Doctors' Club. Eventually, dinner meetings were established at the Doctors' Club, an annual meeting was held at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and the February meetings were held in Baytown.

Following the lead of its parent organization, the Association lent support to local general practitioners, encouraged young physicians to enter the field, and sponsored a number of postgraduate and scientific programs conducted by various nationally recognized specialists. The Harris County Association of General Practice took great pride in its efforts to improve the image of general practice and the fine postgraduate programs it conducted.

The Harris County Medical Archive is proud to house this vital collection. The collection successfully documents the history of a local medical association and to some extent the attitudes with the field of general practice.

The collection is open for research. Those interested in using the collection whould contact the Archivist or Special Collections Librarian.

Committees of the Harris County Academy of General Practice


  • Credentials
  • Hospital
  • Liaision
  • Public and Profession Relations
  • Education and Program
  • Membership
  • By-Laws
  • Publications
  • Special Resolutions and Memorial
  • Grievance
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Entertainment
  • Student Orientation
  • Budget
  • Roster
  • Historical

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Arrangement

The Harris County Association of General Practice Collection is divided into three series : I. History; II. Committees and Membership; III. Publications and Programs
I. History - 1 Box This series contains a framed copy of the charter, several versions of the chapter's constitution, by-laws and subsequent revisions. Included is a history of the chapter written by it's first president Dr. Lyman Blair. Material on the parent organizations the American Academy of General Practice and the Texas Academy of General Practice as well as the Harris County Medical Association and Texas Medical Association are included this small series.
II. Committee and Membership - 10 Boxes This large series has the chapter's agenda, board of director minutes, minutes of the general meetings, and rosters of members. Monthly budgets, annual committee and officer reports, appointment documents and correspondence are filed in this series. Some of the correspondence is organized according to the office as originally established.A fine description of the committees and officers from 1953 to 1957 can be found in this series.
III. Publications and Programs - 1 Box in this series are the newsletters from the chapter : News Bits and News Biopsy. Several articles and manuals pertaining to general medicine. A few folders on programs held by the Harris County Association of General Practice round out this collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Institutional Papers of The Harris County Academy of General Practice, Institution Collection No. 52, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Processing Information

The Harris County Association of General Practice arrived with some arrangement in place. Where possible the initial organization was retained. In the interest of preservation duplicates already in the collection were discarded. The collection had one slide and one black and white photograph. Since they corresponded to specific lecturers they were left with the respective manuscripts.

Note: The collection was orginally processed and a guide written by Margaret A. Irwin, September, 1991. The guide was reformatted in February, 2008 for on-line searching. There were no changes made to the content of the guide during the reformatting.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: History

Box Folder
1 1 Chapter of the AAGP. Charter July 23, 1948.
2 Constitution and By-Laws N.D.
3 Constitution and By-Laws 1953.
4 Constitution and By-Laws 1954.
5 Constitution and By-Laws 1955.
6 Constitution and By-Laws 1959.
7 Constitution and By-Laws 1961.
8 History - The Harris County ...by Lyman C. Blair, MD.
9 American Academy of General Practice.
10 American Academy of General Practice.
11 Harris County Medical Society.
12 Texas Academy of General Practice.
13 Texas Academy of General Practice.
14 Texas Medical Association.

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Series II: Committee and Membership

Box Folder
1 1 Agenda 1955.
2 Agenda 1956
3 Agenda 1957.
4 Agenda 1959.
5 Agenda 1962.
6 Agenda 1962.
7 Agenda 1963.
8 Agenda 1963.
9 Agenda 1963.
10 Board of Directors - Minutes 1952.
11 Board of Directors - Minutes 1955.
12 Board of Directors - Minutes 1956.
13 Board of Directors - Minutes 1957.
14 Board of Directors - Minutes 1958.
15 Board of Directors - Minutes 1958.
16 Board of Directors - Minutes 1959.
17 Board of Directors - Minutes 1960.
18 Board of Directors - Minutes 1962.
19 Board of Directors - Minutes 1963.
20 Minutes.
21 Minutes 1950.
22 Minutes 1951.
23 Minutes 1952.
24 Minutes 1953.
25 Minutes.
26 Minutes.
27 Minutes 1955.
28 Minutes 1956.
29 Minutes 1957.
30 Minutes 1957.
31 Minutes 1958.
Box Folder
2 32 Minutes 1959.
33 Minutes 1959.
34 Minutes 1960.
35 Minutes 1960.
36 Minutes 1961.
37 Minutes 1961.
38 Minutes 1962.
39 Minutes 1963.
40 Minutes 1966.
41 Committee Descriptions.
42 Committee and Commitee Members 1950-1966.
43 Officer and Committee Reports 1949.
44 Officer and Committee Reports 1950.
45 Officer and Committee Reports 1951.
46 Officer and Committee Reports 1952.
47 Officer and Committee Reports 1953.
48 Officer and Committee Reports 1954.
49 Officer and Committee Reports 1954.
50 Officer and Committee Reports 1955.
51 Officer and Committee Reports 1955.
52 Officer and Committee Reports 1955.
53 Officer and Committee Reports 1956.
54 Officer and Committee Reports 1957.
Box Folder
3 55 Officer and Committee Reports 1958.
56 Officer and Committee Reports 1958.
57 Officer and Committee Reports 1959.
58 Officer and Committee Reports 1959.
59 Officer and Committee Reports 1959.
60 Officer and Committee Reports 1960.
61 Officer and Committee Reports 1961.
62 Officer and Committee Reports 1962.
63 Officer and Committee Reports 1963.
64 Officer and Committee Reports 1966.
65 Roster N.D.
66 Roster N.D.
67 Roster N.D.
68 Roster N.D.
69 Roster N.D.
70 Roster 1950.
71 Roster 1954.
72 Roster 1954.
73 Roster 1955.
74 Roster 1955.
Box Folder
4 75 Roster 1955.
76 Roster 1955.
77 Roster 1956.
78 Roster 1957.
79 Roster 1957.
80 Roster 1957.
81 Roster 1957.
82 Roster 1958.
83 Roster 1958.
84 Roster 1958.
85 Roster 1958.
86 Roster 1959.
87 Roster 1959.
88 Roster 1959.
89 Roster 1959.
90 Roster 1960.
91 Roster 1960.
92 Roster 1960.
93 Roster 1961.
94 Roster 1962.
95 Roster 1963.
96 Roster 1965.
97 Roster 1966.
Box Folder
5 98 Correspondence N.D.
99 Correspondence 1950.
100 Correspondence 1951.
101 Correspondence-Secretary 1950-1952.
102 Correspondence-Secreatry 1950-1952.
103 Correspondence-Treasurer 1951-1952.
104 Correspondence-Treasurer 1952-1954.
105 Correspondence-Secreatry 1953.
106 Correspondence-Secreatry 1953.
107 Correspondence 1954.
108 Correspondence-Secretary 1954.
109 Correspondence-Secreatry 1954.
110 Correspondence 1955.
111 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1955.
112 Correspondence-President 1955.
113 Correspondence-Secretary 1955.
Box Folder
6 114 Correspondence-Secretary 1955.
115 Correspondence-Secretary 1955.
116 Correspondence 1956.
117 Correspondence-President 1956.
118 Correspondence-President 1956.
119 Correspondence-Secretary 1956.
120 Correspondence-Secretary 1956.
121 Correspondence-Secretary 1956.
122 Correspondence-Secretary 1956.
Box Folder
7 123 Correspondence 1957.
124 Correspondence 1957.
125 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1957.
126 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1957.
127 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1957.
128 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1957.
129 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1957.
130 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1957.
131 Correspondence-President 1957.
132 Correspondence 1958.
133 Correspondence 1958.
134 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1958-1959.
135 Correspondence 1959.
136 Correspondence 1957.
137 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1959.
Box Folder
8 138 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1959.
139 Correspondence-President 1959.
140 Correspondence-President 1959.
141 Correspondence-Secretary 1959.
142 Correspondence 1960.
143 Correspondence 1960.
144 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1960.
Box Folder
9 145 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1960.
146 Correspondence-Cmt Assignments and membership 1960.
147 Correspondence 1961.
148 Correspondence 1961.
149 Correspondence-President 1961-1962.
150 Correspondence-President 1961-1962.
151 Correspondence 1962.
152 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1961-1962.
153 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1961-1962.
154 Correspondence 1963.
155 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1963.
156 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1963.
157 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1963.
158 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1965.
159 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1965.
160 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1965.
161 Correspondence 1966.
162 Correspondence-Cmt. Assignments and membership 1966.
163 Correspondence-President 1966.

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Series III: Publications and Programs

Box Folder
1 1 News Bits 1953-1954.
2 News Biopsy 1955.
3 News Biopsy 1956.
4 News Biopsy 1957.
5 News Biopsy 1958.
6 News Biopsy 1959.
7 News Biopsy 1960.
8 News Biopsy 1961.
9 News Biopsy 1962.
10 News Biopsy 1963.
11 News Biopsy 1965.
12 News Biopsy 1966.
13 Family Doctor : Model 1955.
14 Family Medicine and its place in the medical school by Dr. C.D. Breckenridge.
15 Fundamental Policy of General Practice Residency in St. Mary's Infirmary.
16 G.P. Press News.
17 Manual on General Practice Dept. in Hospitals. AAGP 1954.
18 Manual on General Practice Dept. in Hospitals. AAGP 1958.
19 Postgraduate Medical Seminars by CM. French AAGP.
20 Proposal for a Neurological Sensory Disease Referral Service. BCM.
21 Robber of Five Million Brains, by Milton Golin.
22 Suggested By-Laws for Medical Staffs of Hospitals. 1959 AAGP.
23 AAGP Proceedings of the 1966 State Officers Conference.
24 "ARS Medica" AAGP newsletter.
25 Clippings.
26 Medical Precepts Program 1963.
27 Programs.
28 Projects More.

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Index


Ainsworth, J.

American Academy of General Practice

American College of Surgeons

American Hospital Association

American Medical Association

Baylor College of Medicine

Bayer, B. H.

Behrend, Charles

Blair, Lyman C.

Cole,-W. Frank

The Doctors' Club

Estess, B. H.

Family Practice

Gready, Donald

Group Practice (Houston.Tex.)

Harris County Medical Association

Houston Academy of Medicine

Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library

Johnson, L. W.

Jorns, C. F.

Kennerly, Thos. P.

McKay, H. E.

Morrison J. W.

Ohlhausen, S. G.

Sherrill, William

Societies, Medical (Houston, Tex.)

Surgery

Taylor, Homer

Texas Academy of General Practice

Texas Medical Association

Texas Medical Center

University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Walpole, Ben

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