Joe R. Gandy, MD papers

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MS 017

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Joe R. Gandy, MD papers


  • 1929-1973 (Creation)


1 cubic foot (1 box)

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Joe Ruel Gandy was born October 12, 1908, in Lipan, Hood County, Texas, and died in Houston on April 16, 1985 and is buried at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Dr. Gandy was a surgeon for the Southern Pacific Railroad Hospital (now the Thomas Street Clinic). His research related to railroad medicine.

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The Joe R. Gandy, MD papers contain correspondance, programs, manuscripts, research, news releases, news clippings, and recording transcripts from his research into railroad medicine and his career as a surgeon

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  • Citation: Joe R. Gandy, MD papers; MS 017; 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.

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Materials placed in acid-free folders in original order

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Finding aid prepared by Erin Schlothauer.

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