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Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Administrative History Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement of Collection

Restrictions

Organizations

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Surgical Society Records

UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Texas Surgical Society Records



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Texas Surgical Society
Title: Texas Surgical Society Records
Inclusive dates: 1935-1965
Abstract: The Texas Surgical Society was conceived in 1914 and formally organized at Houston in March, 1915. The object of the Society was the stimulation and improvement of the science and art of surgery and the elevation of the standards of the practice of medicine.
Identification: AR 75
Extent: 1 box containing 13 items
Language: Materials are in written in English.
Repository University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, UTHSC Libraries, University Archives, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Administrative History Note

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.

Sources:

"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.

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Scope and Contents

Contains constitution and bylaws, programs of meetings, and a pictorial roster of members.

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Arrangement of Collection

The papers are organized in 1 box containing 13 items.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Organizations

Texas Surgical Society

Subjects

Surgery - history – Texas
Physicians – Texas
History of Medicine – Texas

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Related Material

Texas Surgical Society Records, MS 31, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-1035

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[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.

Provenance

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.

Collection History

Received as part of a donation of manuscripts and historical books from the Bexar County Medical Society Library in 1970.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by: Anne Comeaux, October 2011.

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Detailed Description of Collection

 

Texas Surgical Society Records

Folder Item
Box 75*1 1 Texas Surgical Society Constitution and By-Laws, 1955.
2 Texas Surgical Society Pictorial Roster, 1958.
3 Texas Surgical Society Program, October 7-8, 1935.
4 Texas Surgical Society Program, April 2-3, 1945.
5 Texas Surgical Society Program, October 4-5, 1948.
6 Texas Surgical Society Program, April 4–5, 1949.
7 Texas Surgical Society Program, April 3–4, 1950.
8 Texas Surgical Society Program, April 6–7, 1953.
9 Texas Surgical Society Program, September 30 – October 1, 1956.
10 Texas Surgical Society Program, April 5–7, 1959.
11 Texas Surgical Society Program, April 3-5, 1960.
12 Texas Surgical Society Program, March 31 – April 2, 1963.
13 Brochure on presentation of Tom Lea’s Cabeza de Vaca painting to the University of Texas Medical Branch honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Texas Surgical Society.October 3-5, 1965.

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