Author Biographical Info

Carlos Vallbona-Calbo’ was born in Granollers, Barcelona, Spain, on July 29, 1927. His father was abducted by a revolutionary security patrol in 1937 and never returned. Vallbona earned a medical degree in Barcelona in 1950 and did post-graduate work in Paris. He and his wife arrived in the US in the 1953, during the polio epidemic. He stayed at Baylor for over 50 years. He did extensive work on post-polio syndrome and the use of magnets to relieve pain. He also worked with the Harris County Hospital District (Harris Health) to assist underserved communities. See more at


MS 184

Publication Date(s)

July 2019




Poliomyelitis, Cardiology, Musculoskeletal Diseases, alternative medicine, Physiology, Public health, Community health services, Informatics, Medical education, Psychology, Physical therapy, Spain (Europe), Houston (TX), Harris County Hospital District, Joseph Merrill, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (Houston, TX), Hebbel Hoff, Carols Vallbona, correspondence, reprints, grant proposals, certificates, photographs » slides (photographs), books, sound recordings, newspaper clippings, lectures, brochures, realia, memorabilia, ephemera, research


The Carlos Vallbona, MD papers contains correspondence, course materials, slides; files from his 3701 Kirby office; and other material detailing the career of Dr. Vallbona as a pediatrician, educator, advocate, physical therapy and post-polio syndrome specialist. He held positions at Baylor College of Medicine and TIRR. The materials date from between 1968 and 2014. See more at MS 184.


This collection contains a small amount of restricted material. While unprocessed, the collection is open for research.



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