I used to read that he went to dental school in Baltimore too. I couldn't remember where, so I pulled Pat Jahns' book "The Frontier World of Doc Holliday" off the shelf to see if it might be mentioned there. It is!
I also read that "Baltimore was not a moral town, neither was it a clean town nor a healthy one." Due to the "continual penetrating damp coldness", that was probably where he contracted tuberculosis. If only he had stayed out of Baltimore and studied dentistry in some nice city like Philadelphia, he would have had a much calmer life. Ha!
Hello Sharon, It's great to hear from you. It's also comforting to know that you are there to lead me back onto the right path if I wander out into the desert to chew on some loco-weed. This time,... more
When Jahns' book was published in 1957, it caused a bit of a stir. It was not nearly as favorable to Doc as John Myers Myers' DOC HOLLIDAY published in 1955. Both broke new ground. The Myers book... more
After I made my post, I wondered if what I had written might be misunderstood and perhaps I should have made it clearer. But, it was too late then. Also, I don't mind having my cage rattled every... more
It was Doc's cousin, Susan McKey Thomas of Valdosta, who was able to prove his true dental school affiliation. While working on her book "In Search of the Hollidays" (1973) she corresponded with a... more
Hello Victoria Doc posed for at least a 2nd photo in Philadelphia. I also have some new info about doc and some of his fellow students. I was saving this for a small article but since you have an... more
Thanks, Armand! I'd very much like to learn more! I'm hoping you were able to find some descendants for Jameson Fuches, the student who sat beside him in class and who shared a research topic their... more
For those interested in Doc Holliday (and who isn't?), follow this link to see the just announced cover for Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday, book one Inheritance. Knox Robinson Publishing,... more
Jerry, Vickie is right that Susie Thomas's research broke the log jam. It is not clear why Baltimore was settled on by earlier writers, but both John Myers Myers and Pat Jahns had him attending... more