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The author George (Georgia?) Plunkett Red was the wife of Samuel Clark Red (1861-1940). Dr. Red was the son of Texas pioneer physician Dr. George Clark Red. Dr. Samuel Clark Red was “the county physician of Harris County, one of the organizers of the Harris County Medical Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and president of the Texas Medical Association.”

Not much is known about the author, but given her husband’s position and family history, it can be surmised that she was interested in history and had access to some of the children of other pioneer medical families. There is a brief bibliography for each of the chapters.

Part Two of the book consists of biographies of physicians from Texas Counties.

Merle Weir, "RED, SAMUEL CLARK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 10, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Texas, History of Medicine, 18th Century History, 19th Century History, 20th Century History, Medicine, Physicians


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