The Gazetteer provides references to obituaries, biographical information and archival resources for over 12,000 deceased Texas physicians.
Biographical information, obituaries, and portraits for Texas physicians can be found in many regional scientific or medical journals, in biographical directories, and in archival collections. Historians and genealogists often need help in locating information on individual physicians and in using medical literature and archival documentation. The Gazetteer is an efficient tool for access to this information by providing needed references and a guide to documents and photographs in the archive collections of the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center.
The Gazetteer lists physicians and information such as birth and death dates, date of graduation, specialty and primary location. Information is drawn from the Dallas Medical Journal (1920 - 1990), The Texas State Journal of Medicine (1905 - 1956), and the licensure records in the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Collection. Obituaries from state, regional and local sources were used as sources from 1990- 2009. This list is as comprehensive as time and resources allowed and does not purport to be complete.
Further information about the medical history of Texas is available at the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center http://mcgovern.library.tmc.edu
The Gazetteer lists physicians and their dates, medical school attended, and other information. It's organized by last name and divided into sections by alphabetical letter. Each section is a fairly large pdf and may take several seconds to download.
SEARCHING The Gazetteer
At this time, we are not able to offer this resource as a searchable database. It is provided online as downloadable pdfs. It may take several seconds to download the pdf depending on your internet connection.
You can search for a term in all the pdfs at one time. The individual pdfs that contain that term will be shown. You must then download and open the individual pdf and search within that pdf for the term.
The Gazetteer is organized by the physician’s last name and divided into sections by alphabetical letter. Each section is a fairly large pdf and must be downloaded before you can continue your search. Remember depending on your internet connection, it may take several seconds to download the pdf.
You can search all of the sections simultaneously by entering a term in the search box in the blue column that says "Enter search terms ... in this series." A list of the sections that contain your search terms will be returned. Note the terms will be keyword words and will return all words that contain your term. Click on the individual section you want to search.
When you open the individual section, click on the "download" button. When it is downloaded you can open the pdf. Then search that individual pdf by entering a single term in the "Find" box. This term can be a word (pediatrician) or date (1907). Press “Enter.” The first result will be highlighted. You can scroll through the list or press “Enter” for the next result.
Search terms (keywords) will return first or last name of a physician, a location, school, part of a word, etc.
If you know the last name of the physician, it would be best to open the appropriate pdf from the opening page and continue your search from there. (To Search for Caswell Smith, open the “S” pdf. Then enter “Caswell” in the “Find” box.)
Gazetteer of Texas Physicians: W, X, Y, Z, Texas Medical Center Library