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Temple in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Raleigh R. White, Jr., M.D.

(1871-1917)

 
 
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Photographed By James Hulse, September 28, 2022
1. Raleigh R. White, Jr., M.D. Marker
Inscription.  Mississippi native Raleigh R. White, Jr., moved to Texas in 1882. A graduate of Tulane University Department of Medicine in 1893. White was hired by Dr. A.C. Scott as house physician for the Santa Fe Railway Hospital in Temple in 1895. White and Scott formed a medical practice partnership, became joint chief surgeons for the railway, and established what is now Scott & White Hospital. Dr. White was highly esteemed by both colleagues and patients.
Recorded - 1997

 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4170.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 31° 6.753′ N, 97° 19.906′ W. Marker is in Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Front Street and East Shell Avenue. The marker is located in the center section of the Hillcrest Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1873 North Front Street, Temple TX 76501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Cyrus Maxwell Campbell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Valter Brindley, Sr., M.D. (about 400 feet away); Raleigh Richardson White, Sr. (about 500 feet away); Nora Lee Mayhew Wendland (about 700 feet away); Yee Pat Ling (about 800 feet away); Arthur Carroll Scott, Sr., M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claudia Potter, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temple.
 
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1. White, Raleigh R., Jr. (1872–1917). Texas State Historical Association
Raleigh R. White, Jr., surgeon, was born on December 10, 1872, the son of Rev. Raleigh and Mrs. White, in Cottonplant, Mississippi, near the site of the present town of Tupelo. His father was a Baptist circuit rider and revival preacher. The family moved to Texas in 1881 and settled on a small farm near Lockhart. Working the farm fell increasingly on the shoulders of young White, the eldest son. After a drought destroyed his first year's cotton crop, he became determined to seek an education. White entered Baylor University and supported himself by working in a livery stable. After graduating, he was accepted at Tulane University College of Medicine, and while working in the Cotton Exchange in New
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2. The Raleigh R. White, Jr., M.D. Marker and Gravestone
Orleans, he completed his course of study and graduated with an M.D. degree in 1891, before he was twenty-one years old. Immediately after graduation White associated with a Dr. Shaw in Cameron, Texas. He became acquainted with Dr. Arthur Carroll Scott of Temple, Texas, and in 1895 passed a competitive examination offered by Dr. Scott for a position of house surgeon in the new Santa Fe Hospital in Temple. On December 29, 1897, Scott and White became full partners and joint chief surgeons for the Santa Fe Railroad.
(Submitted on October 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Scott and White Memorial Hospital. Texas State Historical Association
Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple was established by Arthur Carroll Scott of Gainesville, Texas, who moved to Temple in 1892 as chief surgeon for the Santa Fe Railroad hospital, and Raleigh R. White of Cameron, who became Scott's partner in 1897. In 1904 they established their hospital, first in a converted house and shortly thereafter in a former Catholic convent, which became the nucleus of a collection of thirty-one buildings in the fifty-nine years the hospital remained at the location. In addition, they also established a school of nursing there and continued to provide services for Santa Fe workers. The hospital was first
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Photographed By James Hulse, September 28, 2022
3. The view of the Raleigh R. White, Jr., M.D. Marker from the cemetery
called Temple Sanitarium, but in 1922 the name was changed to Scott and White Hospital.
(Submitted on October 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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