The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners collection contains registration cards, bulletins, medical board reports, newsletters, doctors newly licensed, and records of licenses of doctors from 1907 to 1972. The collection contains licensure records for nearly 5,500 deceased Texas physicians. Each record contains biographical information, licensure applications, some correspondence, and usually a photograph.
The physicians documented in this collection were either licensed to practice medicine in Texas in 1907 or applied for licenses or license renewals after 1907 and up to 1972. The collection contains information on physicians from a variety of medical backgrounds. Many of the doctors practiced traditional medicine as well as osteopathy, but some licenses were issued to doctors trained in eclectic medicine and other non-traditional forms.
Biographical information from this collection can also be found in the Gazetteer of Deceased Texas Physicians at https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/gazetteer/ .
Physical description: The collection includes 83 boxes of licenses of doctors, two large boxes containing registration cards, and 2 small boxes containing various paper material totaling 48 cubic feet. The records are organized alphabetically by name. After tropical storm Allison in 2001, some of the records were water damaged and discarded. The remaining materials are in good to excellent condition.
Subjects: medical licensing