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Memphis Public Library

303 S. 8th Street
Memphis, Texas 79245
United States
Jacqulyn Owens, Library Director
806- 259-2062
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While it is primarily a public library, we have 3 prominent medical books that document local medical history in Memphis, Texas. Specifically, they document the history of the medical care available in Hall County to early settlers. Also included is a list of medical professionals who practiced medicine in the area; as well as the area hospitals.

All materials are held in the reference collection, so they can only be used in the library. However, photocopying is permitted on site and "Yesterday in Hall County" (1940) is available at If you search the title within the portal, you can access the digitalized copy.
The library is open Monday, Friday 1 pm - 6 pm, Tuesday, Thursday 9 am - noon, 1 pm - 6 pm and
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm. We are closed on Wednesdays.


1: Browder, Virginia, "Hall County Heritage Trails", Volume I, (1982). In chapter 9, there is a section titled: Medical Care in Hall County.

2: Baker, Inez, "Yesterday in Hall County", (1940). In chapter VII. Newspaper, Finance, Professional Men and Women.

3: Historical writing of the History of Hall County with a chapter entitled Medical Care in Hall County produced by a local author.

Subject Strengths:
History of Medicine; Local History
Last Updated:
25 Apr 2017