Throwback Thursday: A break from the books

Baylor University College of Medicine students take a break from their school work in 1944. Photo courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives.
Baylor University College of Medicine students taking a break from their schoolwork in 1944. Photo courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

These Baylor University College of Medicine students June Michaels and Bettye Michaels, with Ed Glayner and Milton Dingler took a break between quizzes to grab a coke, according to the caption in the Baylor University Round Up yearbook from 1944.

This Throwback Thursday we go back in time to 1944. BUCM was in temporary housing in Houston, making its home at an old Sears, Roebuck and Co. warehouse. The College faced many challenges in the new calendar year with World War II restrictions on supplies and construction, and  the need to quickly train doctors for the front lines of the ongoing conflict in Europe and Japan.

Despite the challenges, the College settled in to their new home. With the help of the Houston Press and a medical student, the College submitted pictures to the Round Up yearbook, including the one pictured above.

Join us in celebrating 70 years in Houston as we recount BCM’s history in the coming weeks on the blog. Share your memories of the school in the comment section below.

By Audrey M. Marks

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