Category Archives: Profiles Of Waco Medicine

Hardy Black, M.D. 1853-1924

Hardy took a long path to being a doctor in Waco, and overcame some tough circumstances. He was born near Huntsville to a country doctor and his wife. One night, the family was awakened by a knock at the door, … Continue reading

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The Waco Surgical Group, 1952-current

Dr. Roy Baskin and Dr. Nicholas Bellegie came to Waco in 1952 after completing their surgical residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. They opened their office in the Professional Building at Fifth and Franklin.┬áThe examining tables for … Continue reading

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The Wang Era of the Family Health Center 1970-2002

May Wang was living in Hong Kong in 1941 with her parents and four siblings. A few days after Pearl Harbor, she looked out her kitchen window and saw airplanes dropping bombs. During the war, the family would have a … Continue reading

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Berthold Ernst Hadra, M.D.

Berthold Ernst Hadra, M.D. Dr. Hadra was born in Prussia in 1842, and graduated med school at the University of Berlin, then served as a volunteer surgeon in the war against Austria in 1866, then joined the Prussian Army Service. … Continue reading

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R. Blailock, M.D.

Dr. Blailock was raised in Mississippi and graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1875. He moved to McLennan County in 1882, and chose to practice medicine in the newly incorporated town of McGregor (named after a Waco doctor) until 1904. … Continue reading

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Providence Sanitorium Opens January 1905

  Dr. J.W. Hale was a leader of Waco medicine at the turn of the century, and officed with Drs. Shelton, Foscue, Walker and Wilkes on the second floor over the Miller-Cross Store at Fourth and Austin in 1901. Their … Continue reading

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