History of Medicine

History of Medicine Spring Lecture Series

February 8, 2022

Dr. Russel J. Reiter, A History of Melatonin: Of Swimming Ghosts, Space Exploration, and its Ubiquitous Distribution Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom Melatonin is a fascinating hormone secreted by a tiny endocrine gland located at the center of the brain. This presentation will cover the origins of discovery and the implications of […]

Historical Medical Instruments on Display at Local Heritage Center

March 24, 2020

Nestled in the heart of downtown is the newly designed Bexar Heritage Center, a project which began its development in early 2017 as part of a idea spearheaded by County Judge Nelson Wolff. The goal of the Center is to preserve the historical roots of Bexar County and highlight the accomplishments of the county government. […]

Full House for Nixon Lecture by Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS

January 17, 2020

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Lecture Series continued in the new year with a full house for speaker Ronald Stewart, MD, FACS on the topic History of EMS and Trauma Systems. Dr. Stewart graduated from medical school and completed his surgical residency at UT Health at San Antonio. Following residency, he […]

Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award

November 22, 2019

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library welcome submissions for the 2020 essay competition in memory of Danny Jones, M.L.S., who served as Head of Special Collections at the UT Health San Antonio Library and who was also a Past President of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The essay […]