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Residency Program at Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

F. Charles Brunicardi, MD
Arch Surg. 2003;138(6):582-584. doi:10.1001/archsurg.138.6.582.
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THE BAYLOR College of Medicine was first organized in Dallas, Tex, in 1900 as the University of Dallas Medical Department. In 1903, it entered into an affiliation with Baylor University in Waco, Tex, and was renamed Baylor University College of Medicine. In 1943, the College moved to Houston, where it conducted classes in a vacated Sears, Roebuck and Co warehouse for 4 years before moving to its present site, The Roy and Lillie Cullen Building in the Texas Medical Center (Figure 1, A).

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Shown in its present-day state, the Roy and Lillie Cullen Building (A), identifiable by its terra cotta tile roof, was the first new building to be constructed as part of the Texas Medical Center in Houston in 1947. Contrasting views of the Texas Medical Center circa 1957 (B) and 2002 (C) portray its monumental growth and commitment to scientific collaboration. Reprinted with permission from the archives of the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center.

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