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While we're on things historical,
here's one for yoLi. This one is quite close
to downtown: Washington Cemetery (at
2911 Washington, northwest of downtown) is the last resting place of Emma
Seely. In 1861, posing as a man, Seely enlisted in Company F, 2nd Michigan Infantry, of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Her sex remaining a secret, she served with
distinction for two years, being decorated
for combat valor.
Ip 1863 she contracted malaria and
left the army. Settling in Houston, she
kept her secret until the 1870s when she
wrote the story of her life and published
it as The Nurse and the Spy. The book
sold 175,000 copies and resulted in the
army's withdrawal of her pension (alleged
fraud being the reason). An act of Congress
was required to restore it to her. She died
soon after the turn of the century. To find
her grave, follow the entrance road of the
cemetery as it curves to the left. Take the
second road to the right, then just after
the next crossroad, you will see, in the
fifth plot from the intersection, a group
of nine, small, identical gravestones. Seely's
is among them. (If you visit Washington
Cemetery, be sure to look in on Glenwood
Cemetery, just to the east on Washington-
much larger, better-tended: the best-known
of the names you'll come across there is
Finally a few useful addresses:
The downtown YWCA is at 3515
a Allen Parkway, some 20 blocks west of the
^Convention Center, along Buffalo Bayou.
The only feminist bookstore in town
and also one of the best general book-
is The Bookstore at 1728 Bissonnet.
Where to go for a good time? The
> answer: Montrose. Start walking in any
,ft direction from the corner of Montrose and
(about two miles west of
EMMA SEELY alias FRANKLIN THOMPSON
o downtown) and one quickly finds whatever
q. it is one seeks of an evening.
£ And if you want a taste of Texas
g music, try the Texas Opry House, 1416
Richmond Ave., or Gilley's Club, 4500
Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena, Tx.
The Texas Medical Center is an internationally known comprehensive and progressive center for health care and medical
education, research and community service,
The Center has pioneered research in advanced heart surgery methods, development of artificial hearts, organ transplants,
sex-change operations, drug research, medico-technological advances, an air ambulance and two comprehensive trauma centers. This tour of the Medical Center, sponsored by the Association for Women in
Science Gulf Coast Region chapter, provides an informative and educational experience for women interested in health
1. Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children
—Shriners Hospital is a 40-bed hospital for
crippled children and a teaching facility
for orthopedic residents from The University of Texas Medical School and Baylor
College of Medicine.
2. Ben Taub General Hospital—The primary teaching hospital for Baylor College
of Medicine, Ben Taub is a 472-bed general
hospital which provides care for indigent
residents of Harris County. Its renowned
Comprehensive Emergency Center provides
care for all residents of Harris County.
3. Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and
Research—An 81-bed special hospital for
persons suffering from extensive paralyses,
multiple handicap or breathing impairments, TIRR stresses early, comprehensive
care to restore individual productivity for
a meaningful life.
4. The University of Texas Speech and
Hearing Institute—Working with speech,
hearing, language and learning disorders,
the Institute's programs are complemented
with active research programs and masters
and doctorate programs in these areas.
5. Baylor College of Medicine—One of the
foremost medical schools in Texas, Baylor
College of Medicine training programs include: the Medical School, Graduate
School, Center for Allied Health Manpower
Development, and Continuing Education.
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6. UT Dental Branch and Dental Science
Institute-An arm of the UT Health Science Center at Houston, the Dental Branch
trains dentists, dental hygienists, dental
assistants and post-graduate specialists.
This was the first school in the nation to
utilize a "self-paced self-directed curriculum." The school provides a free dental
clinic for Houstonians.
7. Texas Research Institute for Mental
Sciences (TRIMS)—A research, training
and patient care arm of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, TRIMS treats adult and pediatric
cases on an in- or out-patient basis.
8. M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor
Institute and Cancer Center—One of the
first and finest comprehensive cancer systems in the nation, M. D. Anderson is
internationally known for its in-patient
hospital, out-patient clinics, community
outreach services and research.
9. UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences—This school concentrates on training
masters and doctorate level students in basic scientific disciplines. The school maintains interface programs with other Medical
10. UT School of Public Health-One of
20 public health training centers in the nation, the school stresses the interdisciplinary approach for solutions to problems in
protecting and promoting health.
11. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital/Texas
Children's Hospital/Texas Heart Institute-
One of the largest and newest hospitals,
this consortium is known for its research
and patient care. World famous cardiovascular surgeons Dr. Denton Cooley and
Dr. John Norman are here.
12. Methodist Hospital/Brown-Fondren
Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Center/
Neurosensory Center—A 1,031-bed hospital, Methodist has a national and international reputation for specialty care and
research. World famous cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey operates here.
13. Institute of Religion—The Institute
is a graduate center for education, service,
research in religion, ministry and medical
14. Texas Women's University—Houston
Center—The school is the primary clinical
training site for students enrolled in TWU's
Institute of Health Sciences.
15. University of Texas Medical School-
One of the newest schools in the UT System, the Medical School is still under construction. When completed, it will house
one of the nation's largest medical school
complexes, as well as classrooms for the
UT School of Nursing and the School of
Allied Health Sciences, also located in the
16. Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas
Medical Center Library—One of the finest
medical libraries in the nation, the library
is maintained through a consortium of
the Medical Center and other institutions.
17. Hermann Hospital—The primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas
Health Science Center students, Hermann
Hospital is a 1,050-bed general hospital.
Areas of interest include radiology, the
Day-Surgery unit, the Eye Center, the
Dunn Interfaith Chapel, the Comprehensive Emergency Medical Center and one of
the three Life Flight Helicopter Air Ambulances in the country.
The Association for Women in
Science (AWIS) is a national organization
formed to promote the objectives of women in scientific and science-related careers.
AWIS Gulf Coast Region Chapter sponsors
talks, seminars and tours to encourage
young women to enter scientific fields,
holds workshops on personal and professional development, and maintains the
Estelle Ramey scholarship fund for women
science students. For more information
about the group, contact Paula Be all, vice-