University of Texas Medical Branch

Towler, Martin L., M.D.,

Electroencephalography Papers, (1960-1979)

Title: Martin L. Towler, M.D., Electroencephalography Papers, (1960-1979)
Identification: MS 64
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. Towler was born in Hockley, Texas in 1910. He received his degree from the University of Texas in 1931 and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1935.

He joined the staff of the medical branch in 1939 after an internship at John Sealy Hospital, a residency in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at The University of Texas Medical Branch, and a residency at in neurology and psychiatry and special study as a Rockefeller Research Fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Towler also served in the military during World War II and later served as a consultant to the Surgeon General and the US Air Force.

While a resident at University of Texas Medical Branch, Dr. Towler began his long association with Dr. Titus Harris which he continued until his retirement in 1983. He is considered a pioneer in the field of electroencephalography (EEC) and was highly regarded as a psychiatrist and teacher. He was a professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Electroencephalography and served as chief of staff at both John Sealy and St. Mary's Hospitals.


Dr. Towler passed away in 1993 and this small collection was presented to the Library shortly after by his widow, Mrs. Hetta Towler. It consists of some correspondence and notes on electroencephalography.

Detailed Description

1. Papers of Martin L. Towler, M.D.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1960-79
2 Electroencephalography (EEC)
3 Notes & Studies n.d.
4 Photographs & Miscellaneous
5 Psychiatric Courses 1973 or after