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Encyclopedia > University of Texas Health Center at Tyler

The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler (UTHCT) is a health institution located in Tyler, Texas. Originally named "East Texas Tuberculosis Sanitarium", it was established in 1947 as a tuberculosis treatment facility. The University of Texas System assumed management of the center in 1977. Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas; it is located roughly halfway between Dallas and Shreveport. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tuberculosis is an infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system (meningitis), lymphatic system, circulatory system (miliary TB), genitourinary system, bones and joints. ... Seal of the University of Texas System The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

The center currently serves as both a hospital — caring for over 140,000 patients annually — and medical research facility. In semantics, the patient is the passive part of a process. ... Medical research is research conducted to aid the body of knowledge in the field of medicine. ...

External links

  • UTHCT website

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Arlington | Austin | Brownsville | Dallas | El Paso | Pan American | Permian Basin | San Antonio | Tyler
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center | UT Medical Branch | UT Southwestern Medical Center | UTHSC Houston | UTHSC San Antonio | UTHC Tyler



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