Guide to the San Antonio Ophthalmo-Oto-Laryngological Society Records
The San Antonio Ophthalmo-Oto-Laryngological Society was formed at a meeting held at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on October 27, 1921, by a committee appointed by the President of the Bexar County Medical Society. The purpose of the meeting was to form an association of members of the Bexar County Medical Society limiting their practice to disease and surgery of the eye, ear, nose, and throat.
The following officers were elected for the remaining portion of 1921 and 1922: President, Dr. E. M. Sykes; Vice President, Dr. J. H. Burleson; and Secretary and Treasurer, Dr. J S. Steele.
The officers of the society were to act as a program committee to arrange a program for each monthly meeting and decide the meeting time and location and access each member the required dues to meet incidental expenses.
A formal constitution and bylaws was adopted at the January 4, 1927 meeting.
October 17, 1921, and January 4, 1927, meeting minutes of the San Antonio Ophthalmo-Oto-Laryngological Society.
Records consist of one notebook containing meeting minutes from the foundational meeting of October 27, 1921 to May 18, 1937. Included in the minutes are the constitution and bylaws of the association, resolutions regarding deceased members, and a roster of members in 1923.
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.
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 San Antonio Ophthalmo-Oto-Laryngological Society, AR 77 University Archives, UTHSC Libraries, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Unknown. Records may have been donated to the archives of the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio in 1970 by the Bexar County Medical Society.
Receipt of the records of the San Antonio Ophthalmo-Oto-Laryngological Society is not recorded. It is assumed they were 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, April 2015
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