The Navarro County Medical Society met at
July 18th . This was one of the most enjoyable meetings of the season, there being a
full attendance of physicians and lay visitors. An address was given by Dr. Bristow after
which Dr. Kelton, president, briefly explained what organized medicine is and what
accomplishments are expected to be made in preventing and combating disease. The
climax of the evening was Rev. Abe Mulkey's observations on the necessity of hospitals. He spoke of
conditions prevailing in the county and said in plain English that it was to the shame of
Navarro County, as prosperous as it is, to have no hospital within its bounds to care for
a case of charity. His whole speech was interspersed with wit, humor and sense, but woe to
the man who does not spell HOSPITAL in big letters in Abe's presence.
New members of the Navarro County Medical Society
in June 1912: Z. T. Hodge, Corsicana; M. W. Ellis, Blooming Grove; W. H. Roberts, Frost;
K. W. Rowe, Kerens; H. L. Mathews, Dawson; J. P. Worsham, Emhouse; Hugh Sloah, Rice and A.
D. Sanders, Purdon.
See also Obituaries: Dr. James A. Greene of Blooming Grove;
Dr. Jasper Newton Cheney died in
Corsicana; Dr. John A. McGee died at
his home in Rice, Dr. William
Pannill died Oct. 21, 1904 in Corsicana