Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Records at the McGovern Historical Center
Archives intern Shannon Wood, a Library Science Graduate Student at Texas Woman's University, explored IC 058 to find the stories of women of color physicians in the early 20th century Texas medicine. On display here you'll find selections from the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners files for Dr. Carrie Jane Sutton and Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga.
Carrie Jane Sutton's Texase State Board of Medical Examiner's Application, 1921 file includes her application, accompanying correspondence, her photograph and renewal records.
Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga's Texas State Board of Medical Examiner's Application, 1924 file includes her application, photograph, renewal cards, and numerous letters of recommendation. The letter featured here is from John Harvey Kellogg at the Battle Creek Sanitarium.
Texas Board of Medical Examiners records; IC 058; box 86, folder 15, box 21, folder 49, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library