Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center has been a focal part of the city for over 60 years. Simply, it is the largest medical center in the world with 49 medicine/health related institutions including 13 hospitals, 2 medical schools, and 4 nursing schools. It is the home of M.D. Anderson, the nation’s utmost center for cancer treatment and research and was also the home for the practices of Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley, pioneers (and competitors) in the development of artificial heart transplants.

In recent years, expansion and construction has led to the development of its own skyline with several marquee structures easily recognized from afar. It has its own zip code and is fast becoming a city within a city.

While I hope I never have to use its facilities, I am still very grateful that it is here.

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