The Medical Center*
MEV CENTER REMAINS TOP OF THE LINE
The Texas Medical Center was established in the 1930s, and hrough the generous donation of
philanthropist/business man, Monroe Dunaway Anderson, began to blossom. Anderson had big ideas
for the medical community as far as health care went. Gradually, with the help of his trustees, he
founded the M.D. Anderson Foundation with an endowment of $300,000. In 1938, Anderson left $19
million in his will to for the Texas Medical Center.
"The Texas Medical Center is the leader in the latest research, and also, two of the best
medical schools in the country are located there," said sophomore biology major, Jasmine Samuel.
The Texas Medical Center continued to develop into a world-renowned institution consisting
of 42 non-profit member institutions, including 13 hospitals, two specialty institutions, two medical
schools, four nursing schools, schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and health-related careers.
The Texas Medical Center is noted for its superb inter-institutional transplant program, and numerous
One of the most important historical landmarks in the field of cardiac transplantation began at
the Texas Heart Institute. In 1969, Dr. Cooley, the founder of the Texas Heart Institute, received a call
from Dr. Bloodwell that a patient sustained a severe head wound and was available as a heart donor.
At the same time, Everett Thomas was a patient at St. Luke's Hospital who was suffering from
rheumatic disease and had been bedridden for five months. Thus, Dr. Cooley agreed to the procedure
only if the tissue matched the donor and the patient. As a result, Dr. Cooley performed the operation
and Thomas immediately returned to work the next day following the operation.
The operation was definitely a miraculous event for the medical community, marking the
beginning of a new era in medicine and the Texas Medical Center as well. Eventually, the Texas
Medical Center, including the Texas Heart Institute, developed new technologies to improve the
quality of life for the average citizen as well as
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"I've been really lucky to have worked in
the Medical Center. It was beneficial for helping me
decide a career in medicine," said senior biology
major May Nguyen.
The Texas Medical
Center consisted of 42
institutions, including 13
hospitals, two specialty
institutions, two medical
schools, four nursing
schools, and schools of
health and pharmacy./
The pharmacy at M.D.
Anderson dispenes multiple
drugs for their patients.
Pharmacies in the med
center included advanced
technologies for patients
helping the medical center
become so recognized.
Researchers discuss how
different drugs affect
chemot herapy in cancer
pat tents, M.I). Anderson
fought Sloan Kettering in
New York for leader in the
cancer research and
treatment fields; usually
M.D.Anderson was on top.
A nurse provides care with a
smile for a cancer patient at
Dun way Anderson wanted to
provide health care to
| everyone regardless of race,
background, social status, or