stehlin

Stehlin House
111 N. Washington Ave.

Dr. John S. Stehlin, Jr., noted physician, scientist and humanitarian, was born in Brownsville in 1923.  His childhood home was where City Hall now stands.  After serving as a Captain in the Air Force he joined the surgical staff at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he led the breast cancer and melanoma treatment programs.  In 1969, he founded the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research.  He also created the Living Room at Houston’s St. Joseph Hospital, the first healing environment designed to support patients and families with art, music and emotional comfort.  The facility served as a prototype for similar rooms around the world.  Stehlin developed numerous cancer surgical techniques and procedures, including chemotherapy related therapies during his career.

North Washington Residential Historic District