University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Medical History of Texas Collection, 1760-1942



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Medical History of Texas
Title: Medical History of Texas Collection
Dates: 1760-1942
Abstract: The Medical History of Texas Collection, 1760-1942, comprises typed transcripts of letters, articles, biographies, minutes, book excerpts, newspaper clippings, journals, and legal papers, documenting the practice of medicine, epidemics, public health, physicians, and pharmacology in Texas.
Extent: 1 ft., 11 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The Medical History of Texas Collection, 1760-1942, comprises typed transcripts of letters, articles, biographies, minutes, book excerpts, newspaper clippings, journals, and legal papers, documenting the practice of medicine, epidemics, public health, physicians, and pharmacology in Texas. Compiled jointly by the University of Texas Libraries and the Texas Medical Association, sources include correspondence from the Bexar Archives, early records of the Texas Medical Association, Thompson’s New Guide To Health, and Ashbel Smith’s History of Epidemics in Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Medical Association -- History.
Subjects
Diseases -- Texas -- History
Epidemics -- Texas -- History
Hospitals -- Texas -- History
Medicine -- Texas -- History
Physicians -- Texas -- History
Public Health -- Texas -- History

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2R344 Volume I, Bexar Archives, 1760-1807
Volume II, Bexar Archives, 1807-1808
Volume III, Bexar Archives, 1809-1836
Volume IV, Nacogdoches, 1804-1836
Volume V, cholera in Texas, 1833-1850
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2R345 Volume VI, cholera in Texas, 1851-1877
Volume VII, smallpox in Texas, 1844-1869
Volume VIII, yellow fever in Texas, 1839-1858
Volume IX, yellow fever in Texas, 1859-1879
Volume X, miscellaneous articles on general health
Volume XI:
Birth and death
Strange diseases
Supended animation
Trances
Comas
Diseases of the brains and nerves
Insanity
Care of the eyes, ears, nose-bleed, and teeth
Surgery
Fever
Use of chloroform
Drownings and artificial respiration
Miscellaneous articles on disease
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2R346 Volume XII, cures for cancer, poisons, snakebites, diarrhoea, skin diseases, burns
Volume XIII, miscellaneous cures
Volume XIV, cure for bone felons, infections, remedies, hygiene and sanitation
Volume XV:
Drugs and patent medicines
Trusses
Water cures
Volume XVI:
Miscellaneous
Articles on doctors, practices, etc.
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2R347 Volume XVII:
Medical journals and publications
Journal of Dr. John S. Ford, extracts from Thompson’s New Guide To Health
Ashbel Smith’s History of Epidemics in Texas
History of Medicine in Houston Hospitals
Volume XVIII, public health in Texas, 1828-1870
Volume XIX, articles on medical association in Texas, 1837-1870
Volume XX, State Medical Association meetings, 1875, 1886, 1887, 1888
Volume XXI, State Medical Association meetings, 1893, 1894, 1899
Volume XXII:
Book on medical history
Miscellaneous articles
Volume XXIII, pioneer Texas physicians
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2R348 Medical biographes
Volume XXIV, A-B
Volume XXV, C-D
Volume XXVI, F-H
Volume XXVII, I-L
Volume XXVIII, M-O
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2R349 Volume XXIX, P-R
Volume XXX, S-T
Volume XXXI, U-Y