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An Austin, Texas general practitioner since the mid-forties, Dr. Baum was responsible in part for TCOM’s success in receiving financial aid from the State of Texas. His political influence, as private physician to Governor Preston Smith, proved especially beneficial during the early years, 1966 to 1975.
Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, October 5, 1989.
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, "Baum, Elmer C., D.O." (1989). Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine- Oral History Collection. 3.