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Elvin L. Shelton, Jr., MD papers

[Elvin L. Shelton, MS219-n1150, MS 219 Joseph Joseph I. Maurer Photograph Collection, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

Newly processed! The papers of Elvin L. Shelton, Jr., MD (IC 082) have been processed and a finding aid is available at

Elwin L. Shelton served on the staff of St. Luke’s, Bellaire, Twelve Oaks, Methodist, and other hospitals in Houston, TX. He also taught at both Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School.

His collection at the McGovern Historical Center consists largely of materials related to his professional life, such as presentations and publications, published and unpublished papers, and accreditations. There are also materials on topics such as philosophy, hypnosis, intestinal by-pass, and peritoneal dialysis research. Some items pertain to the Texas Surgical Society, Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons, and Houston Gastroenterological Society. Finally, there are some personal items, such as biographical data, photos and “treasured letters.” The collection ranges in dates from 1948-1990.