University of Texas Medical Branch

Singleton, A.O., Sr., M.D.,

Surgical Papers, (1929-1979)

Title: A.O. Singleton, Sr., M.D., Surgical Papers, (1929-1979)
Identification: MS 62
Repository: Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library,  University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-1035, phone (409) 772-2397


Dr. Singleton was born in Ellis County, Texas in 1882 and received his medical training at the Medical Department of the University in Galveston graduating in 1910. That same year he became an instructor in surgery at the medical school. Intensely interested in every phase of surgery, he wrote more than 50 original articles on the subject and could operate in every field. At University of Texas Medical Branch, Singleton served on the Board of Directors of the John Sealy Hospital and as chief of Surgery. In 1920 he also helped organize hospital records into the unit system, one of the first in this country. Dr. Singleton worked closely with Dr. James Edwin Thompson who had come from England to be the medical school's first professor of surgery. After Dr. Thompson died in 1927, Dr. Singleton became Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department.


The Singleton Papers are contained in one archival box. The collection consists primarily of notes on surgery and a number of reprints of articles authored by Dr. Singleton.

Detailed Description

1-2 Papers of A.O. Singleton, Sr., M.D.
Box Folder
1 1 Curriculum Vita and Bibliography 1941-47
2 Notes on General Surgery 1929
3 Notes on General Surgery 1946
4 Papers. Singleton, A.O. n.d.
5 Pasteur Dessinateur…by Vallery-Rado??? (typed MS) n.d.
6 Surgery. Graduate Study. UTMB. Correspondence 1939-45
Box Folder
2 1 Obituaries, Tributes, Misc. Letters (bound volume) 1947-79
2 Publications 1916-34
3 Publications 1937-43
4 Publications 1944-48
5 Reprints A-I various
6 Reprints J-W various