Author Biographical Info

William Roy Knowles was born in Gilmer, Texas, on December 13, 1929 and died in Houston on September 3, 2005. He is buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. He trained as a dermatologist at Baylor College of Medicine starting in 1965. The announcement of the establishment of his office in Houston in 1968 notes that he was one of two dermatologists in Texas at the time capable of performing “chemosurgery” to remove skin cancers. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-145.

Publication Date

1997

Keywords

Surgery, Amputation, Medical instruments, Houston (TX), W. Roy Knowles, realia

Abstract

This collection consists of an amputation or surgical kit, probably German in origin circa 1938. This collection was originally identified as a U.S. Civil War-era amputation kit. See a note in the control folder from Alethea Drexler, archives assistant, explaining why the kit is not circa 1860s. See more at MS 145.

Comments

W. Roy Knowles, MD, circa 1997. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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