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The Friends of the TMC Library hosted the annual book and author fundraiser on February 2, 2018 at the TMC Library. The event was originally planned for September 15, 2017 but was rescheduled due to damages sustained to the Library during Hurricane Harvey.

Ms. Samica Knight, Channel 13 News, was the emcee for the evening. She is as smart, funny, and entertaining as she is beautiful, and she did a wonderful job as the fundraiser mistress of ceremonies. Ms. Knight is a native Houstonian and is very active in the community.

Opening remarks by Bryant Boutwell, PhD were quite enlightening, as Dr. Boutwell personally knew Frances Goff early in his career in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Bryant Boutwell most recently held the John P. McGovern, M.D., Professorship in Oslerian Medicine at the UTHealth McGovern Medical School and is a historian as well. His latest book is ‘Bout Time: 4-Minute Histories of the Texas Medical Center and UTHealth is compiled from his blog entitled, ‘Bout Time.

Dr. Nancy Beck Young, author of Texas, Her Texas: The Life and Times of Frances Goff, was the guest speaker. She gave a lively rendition of the very robust life of Ms. Goff from the time she was a very young girl and throughout her career. Ms. Goff learned at an early age how to serve whiskey, drink whiskey, and play dominoes and poker, skills that were important to politicians at a time when very few women could rub elbows with the good old boys. She became the go-to person in her various careers. She was the assistant to R. Lee Clark, MD and was very instrumental in the establishment of MD Anderson Cancer Center in the city of Houston.

We hope you enjoy the photos of this pleasant event. Also, the next Friends fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, September 21st, at the Cooley Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ken Mattox, editor of the book The History of Surgery in Houston. Save the date and be watching for more information on this web page. Thank you.