1900 to 1909

Medical & Nursing Education Grow; Baylor University Hospital Predecessor Founded

In 1900, St. Paul Sanitarium opened the first nursing school in Dallas. Between 1901 and 1909, Dr. George H. Rosser’s tiny Good Samaritan Hospital evolved into the impressive 250-bed Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium (which later became Baylor University Hospital).  A number of medical schools opened and closed, but one developed into the Baylor University College of Medicine, which is still in operation today in Houston. Dr. Benjamin Bluitt, an African-American surgeon, opened his sanitarium, the first hospital facility in Dallas specifically for African-Americans.