Baylor College of Medicine History Book Available
Chancellor emeritus William T. Butler, M.D., has compiled a history of Baylor College of Medicine covering the 50-year period following the move to Houston in 1943. It will be presented as a four-volume set, each with more than 300 pages and extensive photographs.
Volume 1, Arming for Battle Against Disease: Rebirth in Houston, covers the move to Houston, the development of a modern curriculum – both medical and graduate – under dean Stanley Olson, M.D., and the rise of research including the cardiovascular breakthroughs of the 1950s and 1960s.
Volume 2, Arming for Battle Against Disease: Independence, describes the administrative turmoil of the 1960s that led to the election of Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., as president, the separation from Baylor University, the partnership with the State of Texas, and the challenges and advances under DeBakey’s presidency.
Volumes 3 and 4 will address the dramatic growth of the College and affiliated institutions leading up to the turn of the century.
Only a limited number of copies will be printed. Each volume, including postage, costs $65.