Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dr. W.B. Carrell’s Story Included on Portal to Texas History

Dr. William Beall Carrell, our first Chief of Staff, was featured in an article written by Steven Schmich and published in the Dallas Historical Society’s Legacies: a History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas almost 20 years ago. Now the article is available online through the Portal to Texas History project sponsored by the University of North Texas Libraries.

The subject index to Legacies lists additional topics under “Medicine and Health Care.” One mentioned is the Linz Award, which Dr. Carrell was awarded in 1925. He was only the second person to receive the award, “given annually to the citizen of Dallas who has made the greatest contribution to the community in the preceding year.” You can see the beautiful award on display in the Medical Library's Historical Collection.

An article from the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings also mentions Dr. Carrell (and Dr. Brandon Carrell) as early orthopaedic surgeons on their staff.

Websites referenced

index link updated 12-30-2015