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HULL, THEODORE YOUNG (1860–1938). Theodore Young Hull, physician, son of Peter H. and Mary J. (Lance) Hull, was born on August 24, 1860, in New York City. The family moved to northwestern Missouri, where Hull attended public schools. He graduated with highest honors from Amity College, College Springs, Iowa, in 1884 and for two years studied law before he entered the medical department of Columbian University (now George Washington University), in Washington, D.C., where he took an M.D. degree in 1892. He was in government service for several years in Washington, where he also taught psychology at the Washington College for Young Women. He spent a year at Asheville, North Carolina, studying tuberculosis before he moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1906. As a specialist in heart and lung diseases, Hull was medical director of the Lutheran Sanatorium in San Antonio. Upon the organization of the Texas State Society for Social Hygiene, he was elected secretary. He also edited the Medical Annals of Southwest Texas and later the Medical Record and Annals. Heserved as president of the district medical association in 1921, was a member and president of the San Antonio Scientific Society and the Bexar County Public Health Association, and served as a member of the San Antonio Board of Health. He married Maud Frances Hall on January 19, 1888, and the couple had one child. Hull was a Mason, a Methodist, and a Republican. He died on June 30, 1938.


San Antonio Express, July 1, 1938. Clarence R. Wharton, ed., Texas under Many Flags (5 vols., Chicago: American Historical Society, 1930). Who Was Who in America (Chicago: Marquis, 1943).


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