Author Biographical Info

Sam Nixon, MD, was past president of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (1968) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (1980). He was Chair of the Texas State Rural Medical Education Board (1975-2002). Dr. Nixon was named in December 1985 as a member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and was Chair of the Board (1988-1992). On May 20, 1995, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Military Medicine by USUHS. He served as president of the Houston Academy of Medicine (1986) and the Harris County Medical Society (1989). Elected Vice-Speaker of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates (May 1987), Speaker (May 1989) and President-Elect (May 1990), he was President of the TMA in 1991. The TMA, on May 6, 1999, presented Dr. Nixon with its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Texas A & M University and its Association of Former Students honored Dr. Nixon with the Distinguished Alumnus Award on May 1, 1990. In July of 2002, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians presented him the the first Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the specialty of family medicine. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-075.

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Keywords

Family medicine, General practice, Houston (TX), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas. State Rural Medical Education Board, Houston Academy of Medicine, Harris County Medical Society (TX), University of Texas Division of Continuing Education, Texas Medical Association, correspondence, financial records, printed materials

Abstract

Sam Nixon, MD papers consists of about 396 boxes and contains correspondence, financial documents, and printed materials that document the life and career of Dr. Sam Nixon. Nixon was Director of University of Texas Health Science Center and president of the Texas Medical Association. Collection consists of 502 boxes equaling 303 cubic feet. Subjects: Family Practice. See more at MS 075.

Comments

Around 1995, a portion of the collection was transferred to the Center for the History of Family Medicine in Leawood, KS. Control folder contains correspondence between Elizabeth Borst White and Dr. Nixon regarding the donation, 1994. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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