Handbook of Texas Medicine


The Handbook of Texas Medicine project is led by Texas medical historian Dr. Heather Wooten, a member of the faculty at  the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is joined by an Executive Advisory Committee of doctors, professors, scholars, librarians, archivists, and authors, who assist with various aspects of the project. The project covers a medical landscape that is far-reaching and diverse.  Existing Handbook entries include notable biographies, overviews of prominent healthcare facilities, and details of epidemics within Texas communities. New Handbook entries will expand our collective knowledge of folk practices, alternative medicine, rural health, quackery, veterinary medicine, dentistry and other specialties, space medicine, technology, public health movements and health care legislation. This important scholarship will contribute to a greater understanding of the past while providing valuable context for present-day issues and crises.

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