Author Biographical Info

Dr. Ernst William Bertner was born at Colorado City, Texas, August 18, 1889. Dr. Bertner was one of the founders of the Texas Medical Center and was its first president from 1945-1950. He was named by the University of Texas as acting director of the M.D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research when that institution was conceived. He was responsible for the professional organization and the operation of the hospital for the first four years of its existence. He served as professor and chairman of the department of gynecology for the Baylor College of Medicine since its establishment in Houston from 1943 until his death in 1950. Learn more at Bertner, Ernst William (1889–1950).


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Publication Date(s)

May 12, 1950




Cancer--Research, 4th Symposium of Cancer Research, Ernst William Bertner, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


"Passing in Review" is a radio program that aired on KPRC radio in Houston, Texas. First half of this episode provides a narrative of the process of donating blood to the M. D. Anderson Hospital Blood Bank. The second half of the episode has Dr. E. W. Bertner - acting director of M. D. Anderson Hospital - and first president of the Texas Medical Center - advocates for donating blood and cancer research. See more at Ernst William Bertner, MD Papers and its finding aid.


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