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Thank you for your interest in supporting the Handbook of Texas Medicine, an ambitious project to properly document the contributions of Texans to the medical field.

Texans lay claim to a storied medical history, and no current publication offers a comprehensive record of the inspiring contributions Texans made to the medical field. The new Handbook of Texas Medicine project is a unique opportunity to combine research from the humanities and hard sciences to fill this gap in the state’s record.

Beyond the project’s general importance to humanities research and study, TSHA and its partners in this project, the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Texas Medical Association, are well aware of the concern regarding the growing deficit of medical professionals across the country. By providing historical context, TSHA believes the Handbook of Texas Medicine will help students discover the great contributions of their forebears in the state and inspire them to pursue a career in medicine.

TSHA needs your help to ensure this project reaches its full potential. We hope to expand to more than 1,000 entries within the Handbook of Texas on the important people, places, institutions, and events from the history of Texas medicine. Your contribution, as either a volunteer or project benefactor, will play a crucial role in meeting our education and publication goals for the Handbook of Texas Medicine.

  • If you are interested in volunteering to write entries for the Handbook of Texas Medicine, please contact Handbook of Texas Managing Editor Dr. Brett Derbes at Brett.Derbes@tshaonline.org.

  • If you are interested in facilitating a presentation on medical history for your company or organization, please contact Project Director Dr. Heather Wooten at hgwooten@utmb.edu.

  • If you would like to make a financial contribution to the project, please complete the form below or call 512-471-3270.

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