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Texas and the Texas Surgical Society (open access)

Texas and the Texas Surgical Society

Presidential address given by William H. Turney before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Turney discusses important "heroes" in Texas history, as well as his aspiration to be a hero of a surgeon.
Date: October 5, 1998
Creator: Turney, William H.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
My Heros Have Always Been Doctors (open access)

My Heros Have Always Been Doctors

Presidential address given by Robert J. Turner before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Turner discusses his medical heroes throughout history: such as Hippocrates, Ambrose Pare, John Hunter, Dominique Jean Larrey, Ephraim McDowell, William Beaumont, Theodor Bilroth, Sir William Osler, and William Halsted.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Turner, Robert J., III
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Surgeons and the Texas Revolution (open access)

Surgeons and the Texas Revolution

Presidential address given by Charles H. McCollum before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, McCollum shares stories of the surgeons who served during the Texas Revolution, as well as what modern surgeons could learn from them.
Date: October 2, 1995
Creator: McCollum, Charles H.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Presidential Address (open access)

Presidential Address

Presidential address given by Harold C. Urschel, Jr. before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Urschel discusses the lost "joy of surgery."
Date: 1994
Creator: Urschel, Harold C., Jr.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Carl A. Moyer - The Dallas Years (open access)

Carl A. Moyer - The Dallas Years

Presidential address given by Ernest Poulos before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Poulos discusses the life of Carl Alfred Moyer, a teaching surgeon, with particular focus on his time in Dallas from 1946-1951.
Date: October 6, 1991
Creator: Poulos, Ernest
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Remarks by Mary Jane Rogers on Dr. Chauncey D. Leake] (open access)

[Remarks by Mary Jane Rogers on Dr. Chauncey D. Leake]

Notes for the remarks given by Mary Jane Rogers on her former boss, the late Dr. Chauncey D. Leake, at the 1989 History of Medicine Society meeting. Rogers, who worked as his secretary, discusses Leake's character and career, as well as a New Years' poem by Leake.
Date: 1989
Creator: Leake, Chauncey Depew, 1896-1978
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
S.O.S. (open access)

S.O.S.

Presidential address given by Patrick R. Thomas before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Thomas discusses a group within the society: the "Secretaries of the Society," and the influence and contributions of these secretaries over the years.
Date: October 3, 1988
Creator: Thomas, Patrick R.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Dr. Glenn R. Knotts to Doris Appel, June 24, 1988] (open access)

[Letter from Dr. Glenn R. Knotts to Doris Appel, June 24, 1988]

Letter from Dr. Glenn R. Knotts to Doris Appel discussing a previous telephone conversation and receiving Doris's written approval to reproduce some of her artwork.
Date: June 24, 1988
Creator: Knotts, Glenn R.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Kathy McGovern to Doris Appel, August 6, 1986] (open access)

[Letter from Kathy McGovern to Doris Appel, August 6, 1986]

Letter from Kathy McGovern to Doris Appel discussing Kathy's and her husband's recent travels and thanking Doris for gifting them her library collection, especially a painting of Marie Curie that was gifted.
Date: August 6, 1986
Creator: McGovern, Kathy
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from John P. McGovern to Doris Appel, May 27,1980] (open access)

[Letter from John P. McGovern to Doris Appel, May 27,1980]

Letter from John P. McGovern to Doris Appel discussing the payment for Appel's Hall of Medicine sculpture series and how much the author admires and appreciates her work.
Date: May 27, 1986
Creator: McGovern, John P.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Dr. John P. McGovern to Doris Appel, April 29, 1986] (open access)

[Letter from Dr. John P. McGovern to Doris Appel, April 29, 1986]

Letter from Dr. John P. McGovern to Doris Appel discussing the new renovations to the building Appel's Hall of Medicine sculptures are housed in, and also discussing McGovern's plans to make a room dedicated to Appel's work in part of his medical clinic's library.
Date: April 29, 1986
Creator: McGovern, John P.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from John P. McGovern to Doris Appel, February 1, 1986] (open access)

[Letter from John P. McGovern to Doris Appel, February 1, 1986]

Letter from John P. McGovern to Doris Appel discussing how much the writer and another party, Mrs. Kathy, appreciate Doris, as well as wishing her well before they see each other later in Houston and Boston. The letter is signed, "Yours ever, Jack".
Date: February 1, 1986
Creator: McGovern, John P.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
A Texan to Remember (open access)

A Texan to Remember

Presidential address given by Herbert M. Seybold before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Seybold gives a biographical sketch of Dr. Hugh Hampton Young of San Antonio, Texas.
Date: October 7, 1985
Creator: Seybold, Herbert M.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
A Look Back - A Look Ahead #1 (open access)

A Look Back - A Look Ahead #1

Presidential address given by R.H. Baskin before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Baskin discusses his career journey as a surgeon, including his teachers and colleagues, technological advances in medicine, and his ideas of what the future may hold. The printed text is annotated with handwritten notes.
Date: July 11, 1984
Creator: Baskin, R. H.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
A Look Back - A Look Ahead #2 (open access)

A Look Back - A Look Ahead #2

Presidential address given by R.H. Baskin before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Baskin discusses his career journey as a surgeon, including his teachers and colleagues, technological advances in medicine, and his ideas of what the future may hold. The printed text is annotated with handwritten notes.
Date: July 11, 1984
Creator: Baskin, R. H.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Whom Do We Remember, Why Do We Remember? (open access)

Whom Do We Remember, Why Do We Remember?

Presidential address given by George Vordon before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Vordon discusses the contributions of lesser known surgeons in history.
Date: 1983
Creator: Vordon, George
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Crohn's Disease and Carcinoma (open access)

Crohn's Disease and Carcinoma

Presidential address given by William David Barnett before the Texas Surgical Society. In the speech, Barnett discusses a possible association between Crohn's Disease and adenocarcinoma of the small intestine. Also included is Barnett's banquet address, "Thanks for the Memories."
Date: October 4, 1982
Creator: Barnett, William David
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from E. J. Cruickshank-Robb to Doris Appel, January 21, 1981] (open access)

[Letter from E. J. Cruickshank-Robb to Doris Appel, January 21, 1981]

Letter from E. J. Cruickshank-Robb to Doris Appel discussing a previous letter Appel sent with questions about the location of some portrait plaques, as well the possibility of the two meeting in person. The letter contains the header, "History of Medicine".
Date: January 21, 1981
Creator: Cruickshank-Robb, E. J.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
Presidential Address, Texas Surgical Society 126th Semi-Annual Meeting #1 (open access)

Presidential Address, Texas Surgical Society 126th Semi-Annual Meeting #1

Presidential address given by Elvin L. Shelton, Jr. at the 126th semi-annual Texas Surgical Society meeting in San Antonio, Texas. In the speech, Shelton shares several of his favorite jokes and quotes, and speaks about Leonardo da Vinci's accomplishments in studying anatomy.
Date: October 1980
Creator: Shelton, Elvin L., Jr.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Presidential Address, Texas Surgical Society 126th Semi-Annual Meeting #2 (open access)

Presidential Address, Texas Surgical Society 126th Semi-Annual Meeting #2

Presidential address given by Elvin L. Shelton, Jr. at the 126th semi-annual Texas Surgical Society meeting in San Antonio, Texas. In the speech, Shelton shares several of his favorite jokes and quotes, and speaks about Leonardo da Vinci's accomplishments in studying anatomy. It includes a letter from Shelton to Dr. Walter King, Jr.
Date: October 1980
Creator: Shelton, Elvin L., Jr.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Quackery: Getting the Medical Goat (open access)

Quackery: Getting the Medical Goat

Speech given by Dr. A.W. Bronwell at the 62nd Texas Surgical Society Convention in Austin, Texas. In the speech, Bronwell discusses the history of "medical quackery."
Date: October 1, 1979
Creator: Bronwell, A. W.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
In Commemoration of Theodor Billroth on the 150th Anniversary of His Birth: Billroth 1. His Surgical and Professional Accomplishments (open access)

In Commemoration of Theodor Billroth on the 150th Anniversary of His Birth: Billroth 1. His Surgical and Professional Accomplishments

Draft of the first part of a biographical sketch of Theodor Billroth, "the most famous surgeon of the nineteenth century" describing his surgical and professional accomplishments.
Date: 1979~
Creator: Rutledge, Robb H.
Object Type: Article
System: The Portal to Texas History
In Commemoration of Theodor Billroth on the 150th Anniversary of His Birth: Billroth 2. His Personal Life, Ideas, and Musical Friendships (open access)

In Commemoration of Theodor Billroth on the 150th Anniversary of His Birth: Billroth 2. His Personal Life, Ideas, and Musical Friendships

Draft of the first part of a biographical sketch of Theodor Billroth, "the most famous surgeon of the nineteenth century" describing his personal life, ideas, and musical friendships.
Date: 1979~
Creator: Rutledge, Robb H.
Object Type: Article
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from the Leake Family, c. December 1978] (open access)

[Letter from the Leake Family, c. December 1978]

Letter from Chauncey Leake Jr. and Wilson Leake's families extending holiday wishes to friends, introducing a picture (not included) of the late Dr. Chauncey D. Leake and wife Elizabeth.
Date: 1978-12-31~
Creator: Leake, Chauncey, Jr. & Leake, Wilson
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History