Edward Randall, Jr., physician, was born in Galveston on October 1, 1891, the son of Laura (Ballinger) and Edward Randall. He attended the University of Texas, University of Chicago, and University of Berlin; he received a B.A. degree from Yale in 1913 and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1917. During World War I he was acting chief of medical services at Walter Reed Hospital. Randall succeeded his father as a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he was active for half a century. He established the John Sealy Hospital Fever Therapy Unit and other research projects. He was the first Texas diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He was a trustee and director of the Rosenberg Library for twenty-five years and served as president of the Philosophical Society of Texas in 1965. Randall was married to Katherine Risher, and they had two sons and a daughter. He died on March 11, 1971, and was buried in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston.
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Health and Medicine
Founders and Pioneers
Physicians and Surgeons
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