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Level of description
Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute Images records
- 1923-1965 (Creation)
1 cubic foot (2 items)
Name of creator
The Eye Institute was formed in 1971 with a $1 million bequest from the Cullen Foundation to augment the research, education, and patient care supplied by the Baylor Department of Ophthalmology. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Roy Cullen had been patrons of Baylor College of Medicine since 1947; Baylor’s main building is named for them. Later gifts funded a facility in Houston Methodist Hospital in 1977. Ray K. Daily, MD, was a professor in the Baylor Department of Ophthalmology until her retirement in 1974.
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The Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute images consists of two images. One image is a painting, printed facsimile on canvas, in a frame of Ray Kay Daily, MD. The second is a photo of the Baylor College of Medicine building in the Texas Medical Center taken about 1965.
The portrait within the frame measures 17.5 inches by 26 inches. The frame measures 37.5 inches by 28.5 inches. The portrait is signed but the signature is unintelligible. The portrait depicts Dr. Daily in youthful middle age with her left shoulder toward the viewer and the left profile of her face visible. Her dark hair is swept up and her left shoulder is bare. According to her son Dr. Lewis Daily, the portrait was painted in Berlin in 1923 by a renowned portrait painter. The name of the artist on the right corner of the painting is illegible. Dr. Daily was born March 16, 1891 and died November 28, 1975. According to the Handbook of Texas, Dr. Daily was an eye surgeon and author and was one of the first women to graduate from a Texas medical school. She played a prominent role in public education in Houston and was a leading physician and teacher in Houston hospitals and at Baylor College of Medicine.
Subjects: Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute, Women in medicine, Ray K. Daily MD
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No restrictions to access.
The Ray Karchmer Daily, MD, portrait consists of one painting, probably a printed facsimile, in a frame. The portrait portrait within the frame measures 17.5 inches by 26 inches. The frame measures 37.5 inches by 28.5 inches.
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Language and script notes
None. Items inventoried as part of Garments, Artifiacts, and Framed (GAF) section.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute
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- Citation: Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute Images records; IC 095; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.