Guide to the Texas Surgical Society Records
The Texas Surgical Society was conceived in 1914 and formally organized at Houston in March, 1915. Dr. James E. Thompson, first Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, became the first president and served in office with Dr. J. H. Reuss, first vice-president; Dr. F. B.Paschal, second vice-president; Dr. W. Burton Thorning, secretary; and Dr. J. B. Smoot, treasurer. There were 21 charter members. The object of the Society was the cultivation and improvement of the science and art of surgery and the elevation of the standards of the practice of medicine.
"Texas Surgical Society ... 50 Years of Progress", in pamphlet prepared for presentation of Tom Lea's Cabeza de Vaca painting to The University of Texas Medical Branch in 1965 in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Texas Surgical Society.
Contains constitution and bylaws, programs of meetings, and a pictorial roster of members.
The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the reading room of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Access to patient records is restricted.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], in the Texas Surgical Society Records, AR 75, University Archives, UTHSC Libraries, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Materials in this collection were donated in 1970 to the library of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio by the Bexar County Medical Society.
Received as part of a donation of manuscripts and historical books from the Bexar County Medical Society Library in 1970.
Finding aid created by: Anne Comeaux, October 2011.
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