Throwback Thursday: Baylor College of Medicine before Houston

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, the first post in a regular feature, where we take a look back at where Baylor College of Medicine has been. With the help of the lovely ladies at the Baylor Archives, we dive deep into the past to bring you some of the College’s forgotten pastimes, hidden treats, and much more.

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Photo courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives from Baylor University’s 1909 The Round Up yearbook.

Did you know before opening Baylor College of Medicine in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the College called Dallas home? From Baylor University’s The Round Up yearbooks from 1909 we can see where med students sat for lectures and attended labs.

Composite of Freshman class in the 1911 yearbook.
New students who joined then Baylor University College of Medicine had photos taken for their class composite photo from the 1911 Round Up yearbook./Photo courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

It wasn’t just classrooms and studying for the students at then Baylor University College of Medicine. They participated in a range of activities. We’re fans of the bow ties.

Four Baylor University College of Medicine students pose in The Saw-Bones Quartet photo in the 1909 yearbook.
Between studying to be doctors at Baylor University College of Medicine, these students formed a dapper quartet./Photo courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, 1909 Baylor University The Round Up yearbook.

When they weren’t studying and forming singing groups with clever names, then Baylor University College of Medicine students also organized sports teams.

Baylor University College of Medicine Athletic Association and baseball team from 1909
Not only did the students at Baylor University College of Medicine have a baseball team; they also had an athletic association with board members./Photo courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, from the 1909 Baylor University Round Up yearbook.

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-By Audrey M. Marks

0 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Baylor College of Medicine before Houston

  • February 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm
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    Love this! I can’t wait to see what you all dig up in the archives!

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  • October 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm
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    Is there a website I can go to to view archived photos, we want to print pics for our conference room and I need more. You have previously sent me the .tiff of Dr. DeBakey. We would love to find more.

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