Author Biographical Info

Harold Trebus Pruessner was born February 19, 1925, in San Antonio. He attended Texas A&M University and earned an MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1948. He served in the Navy during the Korean war and then practiced in Corpus Christi for more than twenty years. He joined the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1972 as the second member of its department of family practice. Dr. Pruessner was an early advocate of preventive medicine. He retired in 1993 and died December 21, 2007 at his ranch in Caldwell.


MS 083

Publication Date(s)

March 16, 2023




Family medicine, Curriculum planning, Houston (TX), University of Texas Medical School at Houston, articles, curricula


The Harold Pruessner, MD papers contains documents relating to his role at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, particularly in the Department of Family Practice. Contents include articles, curricula, training material, information about family practice, and other administrative materials. There is also an audio recording of an interview with Dr. Pruessner from 1998. Items date from 1964 to 1998, with most of them corresponding to his time in Houston, Texas. See more at MS 083.


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