Joseph Meyer Loewenstein, M.D. Prescription Book (1936)
Joseph Meyer Loewenstein, M.D. (1910-2007) graduated from San Jacinto High School and Rice University where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year. He earned his M.D. degree in 1935 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He interned for a year at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Afterward he started his medical practice in Lovelady, Texas where he worked as a country doctor often riding horseback to remote farmhouses to deliver babies, oftentimes by the light of an oil lantern. In 1933, Dr. Loewenstein married Ethel Fallis while he was still in medical school. In 1938 the couple moved to Port Arthur, where he practiced medicine for over 40 years.
This prescription book was used by Dr. Loewenstein at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. It contains numerous prescriptions including for: acidosis, amenorrhea, arthritis, bladder irrigation, gastritis, rheumatism, rheumatic fever, vomiting of pregnancy and many others.
The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections of the Moody Medical Library.
[Identification of Item], in the Joseph Meyer Loewenstein, M.D. Prescription Book (1936), MS 138, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.
These records were organized and processed by staff of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections. Finding aid prepared by Robert Marlin and Kelly Caldwell; encoded by Richard L. Watts in EAD 2002 W3C in January of 2017.