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Medicine--United States--History--19th century, Historical documents, Texas.


Receipt for medical services, medications, and post-mortem rendered to Lena? Hamilton, female prisoner, by Dr. Dowell, Coroner. Inscription at bottom asks the County Court to raise his salary from $20 to $40 a month and to continue to furnish medicine.


Greensville S. Dowell (1822-1881) was a surgeon, teacher, editor of the first medical periodical in Texas, the Galveston Medical Journal, and co-founder of Texas Medical College (which later became the University of Texas Medical Branch).

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