Author Biographical Info

The Harris County Hospital District was created by voter referendum in November 1965 and formalized with taxing authority in January 1966. Its creation followed the publication of Jan de Hartog’s The Hospital, an expose of the conditions at Jefferson Davis Charity Hospital (opened 1924). The District replaced a contentious city-county system in which both were responsible for support of the hospital. Quentin Mease was a founder and chairman of the District.


IC 018

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Hospitals--Administration, Tuberculosis, Harris County TX), Ben Taub General Hospital, Jefferson Davis Hospital (Houston, TX), Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, hospital records, logs (records), birth registers, directories, employees' manuals, budgets, printed materials (object genre), newsletters, annual reports


The Harris County Hospital District collection primarily consists of patient records, emergency room logbooks, tuberculosis logbooks, hospital operations logbooks, and baby logbooks. The collection also includes copies of The Beat and Progress newsletters, annual reports, records, telephone directories, employee handbooks, budget information, an eligibility procedure manual, and other printed material. See more at IC 018.


Contract and agreement signed by Harris County Hospital District Chairman of Board of Managers on May 19, 1983. More Correspondence related to agreement in control folder.

No accruals are expected for this collection.



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