Written by Chris Dalrymple, DC   
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 03:05 PM

In Texas, in the spring of 1869, the Washington County Medical Association urged the revival of the Medical Association of Texas.

In June 1869 the Harris County Medical Association hosted a reorganizational meeting of the renamed Texas State Medical Association.

The TMA has always been a strong advocate for professional autonomy and for the integrity of the medical profession. Throughout its history, the organization has campaigned for effective medical practice legislation and the suppression of medical charlatanism (a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill, a fraud), sometimes to the point of suppressing other legitimate medical professions.

  • May 10 – The First Transcontinental Railroad in North America is completed at Promontory, Utah, by driving of the "golden spike".
  • August 31 – Irish scientist Mary Ward is killed in a steam car accident, probably the world's first victim of a mechanically-propelled road vehicle.
  • December 10 – The Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world.
  • Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace is published complete in book form.