Kammerer gives a biography of Pitt County native, Dr. David Richard Wallace (1825-1911), the son of Warren Wallace and Pheobe Powell and grandson of George S. Wallace (1761-1840), a Revolutionary War soldier. He was educated at Wake Forest College and was a teacher, but wanted to be a minister. He later wanted to be a lawyer, but became a doctor instead. He moved to Texas in 1855, was a surgeon in the Confederate Army and later was appointed superintendent of the Texas State Insane Asylum. He organized the Texas State Medical Association and was named as the first eminent psychiatrist of Texas and the Southwest.