This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 1/2/2013

Sam Houston Commissions Methodist Preacher As Army Surgeon  January 1, 1836.  

Several Methodist preachers in 19th century Texas also practiced medicine. Licensing for physicians was all but non-existent. There were no state agencies to examine the educational and training credentials of men who called themselves doctors. The era of the Texas Revolution and Republic was also the heyday of competing schools of medicine… 

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