Stamping Out Disease

New!! Traveling Exhibit available now for display in your community!

Thanks to the support of the TMA Foundation and a generous gift from Frost Bank, trustee, Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust,  the History of Medicine Committee is pleased to announce that the exhibit, described below and currently on display in the TMA building, is now available! The traveling exhibit consists of 3, 6 ft. high, museum quality banners that take less than ten minutes to set-up and take down.  These banners are available to reserve ( PDF ) for your next clinic or for display in your community… and thanks again to a generous grant from the TMA Foundation and Frost Bank, trustee, Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust, they are available for FREE… including FREE SHIPPING! Reserve the exhibit for your community now!

To reserve the exhibit for one month in your community, please contact Betsy Tyson, special collections coordinator in the TMA Knowledge Center at betsy.tyson[at]texmed[dot]org or via telephone: (800) 880-1300 ext. 1552. In Austin: (512)370-1552.  Or  reserve the banner online .

About the Exhibit  

Infectious diseases kill 13 million people worldwide every year. Therefore, controlling disease is a global medical priority. Stamping Out Disease is a unique display of postage stamps, photographs, and other artifacts that offers a visual record of the worldwide fight against infectious diseases and the effort to eradicate those diseases through widespread vaccination.

The stamps and other philatelic materials on display are from the collection of the late Dr. Kurt Lekisch (1912-1994) of Austin. Dr. Lekisch began collecting medical stamps in the early 1970s and ultimately amassed a 188-volume collection of medically-related stamps, envelopes, postcards, photographs, autographs, coins, news clippings, and more. His family donated the entire collection to the Texas Medical Association in 1995.

Stamping Out Disease will be displayed in the TMA History of Medicine Gallery until Fall of 2005.  The traveling exhibit based on the gallery display is available now. The History of Medicine Gallery is located on the first floor of the TMA building, 401 W. 15th Street in Austin. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information contact TMA Knowledge Center, (512) 370-1552 or (800) 880-1300, ext. 1552.

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Did you know that the TMA Knowledge Center has over 3,000 items in it's history of medicine collection?  Visit the TMA Knowledge Center Online Catalog  to browse these materials

The History of Medicine Gallery is located on the first floor of the TMA building, 401 W. 15th Street, Austin. Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 8:15 am-7 pm. For more information, contact  TMA Knowledge Center  at (512) 370-1552 or (800) 880-1300, ext. 1552.

Sponsored by the Texas Medical Association, History of Medicine Committee.  

Last Updated On

October 14, 2021

Originally Published On

March 23, 2010

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