Author Biographical Info

Dr. Mavis Parrott Kelsey, founder and senior partner of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, P.A., was born in Deport, Texas on October 7, 1912. In 1932 he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M College. Inspired by his grandfather, country doctor Dr. Joseph Benson Kelsey, he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, earning his MD in 1936. Dr. Kelsey served a rotating internship at New York City's Bellevue Hospital before returning to UTMB for a year as an Instructor in Pathology. From 1938 to 1939 he served on the Junior staff of Scott and White Clinic in Temple, Texas.

In addition to his clinic practice, Dr. Kelsey held many teaching and administrative posts. Among them were: Instructor of Medicine, Mayo Foundation in the University of Minnesota; Acting Dean, the University of Texas Postgraduate School of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Texas School of Biomedical Sciences; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kelsey also served on the staff of St. Luke's Hospital (Consulting Staff and Vice Chief of Staff), Methodist Hospital and M.D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-050.

Publication Date

1990

Keywords

Internal Medicine, Health Organization, Houston (TX), Mavis Parrott Kelsey, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, correspondence, reports, administrative records, legal documents, financial records, reprints, biography files, military records, newspaper clippings, photographs, tuxedos (suits), evening wear, textile materials, contracts

Abstract

MS 050 Mavis P. Kelsey, MD papers consists of correspondence, reports, office files, government contracts, legal agreements, accounting records and a large set of medical reprints. Aspects of his education, career and personal life are also documented. A unique highlight of the collection is his materials on military medicine. Dr. Kelsey saved numerous clippings, reports, and photographs from World War II and his assignment in Alaska. See more at MS 050.

Comments

The Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Houston Public Library has a 2007 oral history with Dr. Kelsey, OH-E-0256 (https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/26/rec/1).

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