News from the Archive

The following headlines are from our blog The Black Bag: Foundations of Medicine.

Medical World News: Contact Sheets and Photo Shoots

by Sandra YatesArchivist and Special Collections Librarian I’ve been working with a media firm to find archival materials for a documentary about the history of cancer. They are specifically looking for images within our Medical World News Collection. This project
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Posted: November 14, 2014, 10:40 pm


by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian As you may or may not know, the McGovern Historical Center houses the personal and professional papers of Philip S. Hench, MD. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 as co-developer
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Posted: October 31, 2014, 8:09 pm

Product News: Shopping Hints from 1967

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Archives Assistant, Gina, started a much-needed inventory of the Medical World News Collection this week. To our surprise, it isn’t just medical news! The archive staff had a great time looking at
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Posted: October 17, 2014, 9:24 pm

Mystery church: Solved!

Alethea Drexler archives assistant We got a pile of emails about this one, from architectural detectives from who knows how many institutions and organizations. After a lot of wrangling, Lauren at the University of Houston suggested that it might be
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Posted: October 1, 2014, 9:36 pm

Can you identify this church?

Alethea Drexler archives assistant I did a quick inventory of a box of photographs the other day as part of our preparations for the Library Centennial next year. This box is from the Hermann Historical collection but it’s kind of
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Posted: September 30, 2014, 8:02 pm

Fracture Apparatus

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian I was going through the photograph files today, looking for some interesting images for our up coming centennial celebration, and I came across a envelope labeled “Fracture Apparatus, c. 1890s.” Obviously, I
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Posted: September 26, 2014, 5:16 pm

The Doctor and the Herb-Woman

By Kiersten Bryant, archives metadata intern The McGovern Collections and Research Center is home to an extensive collection of original artwork published in various journals produced by the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation beginning in the early 1950s. One of these
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Posted: September 5, 2014, 8:03 pm

George Hermann and the year 1914

By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center In 2015, the Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center Library will celebrate 100 years of providing medical knowledge to Texas physicians. However, the year before the library was created in
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Posted: August 8, 2014, 7:05 pm

Texas Medical Center Library Centennial: Pellagra in a nutshell

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant Today’s post combines history, medicine, and food.  We’ll start with the Harris County Medical Society Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 4, August 1912[1], and an excerpt about pellagra (this image has been photoshopped so that it
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Posted: July 24, 2014, 8:53 pm

Medical World News: Conjoined Twins

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Medical World News Collection is one of the largest and most interesting in the McGovern Historical Center. Comprised of over 80,000 photographic prints, slides, and negatives, it offers an expansive visual
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Posted: July 17, 2014, 9:26 pm