Raleigh R. White, Jr., M.D.
Marker Text: Born December 10, 1871, In Tippah County, Mississippi, Raleigh R. White, Jr., was the son of the Rev. Raleigh White, Sr. and Anna Davidson White. The Rev. Mr White had trained as a physician, but became a Baptist minister who served a number of Texas churches after moving his family to Texas in 1882. Raleigh White, Jr., attended Baylor University and graduated from Tulane University Department of Medicine in 1893 at the age of 21.
White practiced medicine in Cameron for about eighteen months before moving to Temple in 1895 when Dr. Arthur C. Scott hired him to serve as house physician at the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Hospital. Doctors Scott & White formed a medical practice partnership, and were named joint chief surgeons of the Santa Fe Railway in 1897. Their practice flourished, and in 1904 they established their own hospital named the Temple Sanitarium, now Scott & White Hospital. Dr. White, a gifted business partner and renowned surgeon, developed a treatment for cancer and actively promoted ethical and humane treatment of patients. Active in a number of medical associations. White contributed greatly to medicine in Texas until his early death at age 45. (1997)
Marker No: 4169
Aluminum 27 x 42 Subject Marker
Geographic: 31.076887, -97.365509
Location: 2401 South 31st Street, Temple