‘Bout Time

A history of UTHealth & the Texas Medical Center

An Oslerian minute

Posted: November 25, 2014

Sir William Osler (1849-1919) is considered one of the great physicians in modern times. In this post the author takes you to his home at Oxford University to explore what it was about Osler that set him apart from others. Osler’s connection to UTHealth may be much closer to home than you think. Read more.

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Country breakfast with Red Duke

Posted: October 31, 2014

The UTHealth Constellation Gala on Nov. 14 will honor our own Dr. Red Duke. In this ‘Bout Time the author brings you along for a breakfast with Dr. Duke in College Station. Take a moment to join the breakfast conversation and learn a bit more about Dr. Duke as he reflects on a lifetime of stories from the past.

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M.D. Anderson: More than a hospital name

Posted: October 09, 2014

In a previous ‘Bout Time post, I told the story of Monroe Dunaway Anderson’s $21 million fortune and the foundation he created that led to the development of our Texas Medical Center and a University of Texas world-class cancer hospital honoring his name. Left untold was the story about Monroe Anderson himself. You may know he was a bachelor and that he arrived in Houston in 1907. But what was he like, and what did his relatives and friends have to say about him? That story is as interesting as the charitable foundation he left behind.

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Appreciating diversity and our Constitution

Posted: September 11, 2014

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, a day well worth a few minutes of quality reflection. It was 227 years ago that our nation’s most important document was signed. Did you know five physicians were among the delegates? In the latest issue of ‘Bout Time, the author recalls a day in a UTHealth classroom when the importance of this one document and the global reach of UTHealth converged in a life-changing moment.

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John Shaw Billings: Not your average surgeon

Posted: August 15, 2014

A Civil War surgeon named John Shaw Billings touched our lives in academic medicine in many important and lasting ways. From organizing medical libraries and improving the U.S. Census to innovations in data collection and hospital design, this was a man whose legacy should never be forgotten.

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Bryant Boutwell

‘Bout Time is about connecting our past to our present. Dr. Bryant Boutwell is the John P. McGovern Professor of Oslerian Medicine at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics and a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of two books on the history of Houston and the Texas Medical Center and writes this column to share the stories of our past stories that define who we are and how we got here.

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