Moody Medical Library

914 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77555
409-772-2385


While El Paso is home to the study, the Moody Medical Library is home to the final drawing of The First Recorded Surgical Operation in North America; Cabeza de Vaca, 1535, painted in 1965 for the Texas Surgical Society and reproduced in The Texas Surgical Society: The First Fifty Years, Edited by Robert S. Sparkman, M.D. and designed and printed by Carl Hertzog. Dr. Sparkman posed for the hands of Cabeza de Vaca.


The Library also owns Tom Lea portraits of Ashbell Smith, 1974 and Dr. Truman Graves Blocker Jr., M.D., 1975, painted in Chinese ink.