Temple in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Raleigh R. White, Jr., M.D.
White practiced medicine in Cameron for about eighteen months before moving to Temple in 1895 when Dr. Arthur C. Scott hired him to serve as house physician at the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Hospital. Doctors Scott and White formed a medical practice partnership, and were named joint chief surgeons of the Santa Fe Railway in 1897. Their practice flourished, and in 1904 they established their own hospital named the Temple Sanitarium, now Scott & White Hospital. Dr White, a gifted business partner and renowned surgeon, developed a treatment for cancer and actively promoted ethical and humane treatment of patients. Active in a number of medical associations, White contributed greatly to medicine in
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4169.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is December 10, 1871.
Location. 31° 4.713′ N, 97° 21.848′ W. Marker is in Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of South 31st Street and Scott Blvd, on the right when traveling north on South 31st Street. The marker is located at the front entrance to the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center with several other THC historical markers. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 South 31st Street, Temple TX 76504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arthur Carroll Scott, Sr., M.D. (here, next to this marker); George Valter Brindley, Sr., M.D. (here, next to this marker); Scott & White Hospital (here, next to this marker); Anna Laura Cole (here, next to this marker); Former Site of Scott & White School of Nursing (here, next to this marker); Wilma Carlton (a few steps from this marker); Claudia Potter, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin Study of Dr. Arthur Carroll Scott (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temple.
Also see . . . White, Raleigh R., Jr. (1872–1917). Texas State Historical Association
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. In 1898 Scott and White and the members of the Kings' Daughters' Circle established the Kings' Daughters' Hospital in Temple.(Submitted on October 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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