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Garrott, Helen Holt

Helen Holt Garrott was the first full-time librarian for the Houston Academy of Medicine Library (later Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library). Helen Holt began working at the Houston Academy of Medicine Library in 1927, soon after the library and Harris County Medical Society moved into the brand new Medical Arts Building, and she was librarian for 50 years till about 1957.


Joseph P. Maurer was a photographer in the Houston-area. He was the photographer credited in the 1960 edition of the Harris County Medical Society Pictorial Roster and Handbook. He was one of five photographers acknowledged in the annual publication from 1954-1968. Other photographers include Gorndon Conner (1954-1958), Arch Hetherwick (1959), Roulande (1961-1962), and Foley’s department store (1965). Photographer appeared to take portrait of new members as well as prepare photographs for print.

The first Harris County Medical Society Pictorial Roster and Handbook of the was published in 1954. Patterned after a similar publication by the Jackson County Medical Society of Missouri (Kansas City), it provided portraits of Harris County Medical Society current members in the year of publication along with medical specialty and biographical information. Dr. Wendell H Hamrick was the first editor.


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Houston Academy of Medicine

  • Corporate body
  • 1915-

The Houston Academy of Medicine was created in 1915 by the Harris County Medical Society to facilitate physicians’ access to up-to-date medical and scientific information.

Huang, Charles T. L.

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  • 1938-2011

Possibly born 1938 October 12 in Tsienkiang, Fukien, China, as Tzu Lee Huang; added Charles upon naturalization in 1975. Arrived in US in 1969. Died December 25, 2011.

Schiflett, Mary

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  • 1925-2007

Mary Schiflett (1925-2007) became Associate Director of Planning for the Medical Center in 1984 and was Vice President of Public Affairs by the time she retired in 1998, and then returned as a consultant from 1999 through 2006. The materials in Series I are from her office[1].

[1] Mary Schiflett obituary, Houston Chronicle online, January 19, 2007.

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