News from the Archive

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

Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part III

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Everybody sing!  “Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky . . . stormy weather . . . ” Life in the Medical Center wasn’t all macramé room dividers and bright green armchairs in
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: August 18, 2015, 4:22 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant The Library built a major addition to the original 1954 building in 1974. P-2952, the addition behind the preexisting Library, soon after it opened. P-2592 the unfinished first floor.  The stairway at right leads down to
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: August 17, 2015, 7:22 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1970’s, Part I

Alethea Drexler Archives assistant Aerial view, 1973.  The Library, center, is preparing to receive its addition.   The forward-facing “wings” were added to Hermann Hospital (lower left) a year or so earlier. P-815 San Jacinto Lung Association mobile respiratory disease screening
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: August 14, 2015, 8:01 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1960’s, Part III

Alethea Drexler archives assistant We had room in the case so we went back and added a few more. Two more Joseph Schwarting illustrations.  The girl with the umbrella is particularly charming: The machine at right in the image below
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: July 10, 2015, 2:41 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1960’s, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Last month’s image exhibit talked a little bit about the high rate of poliomyelitis in the Houston area during the 1940’s and 1950’s, and some of the institutions that sought to treat and rehabilitate its victims.
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: July 7, 2015, 1:25 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1960’s, Part I

Alethea Drexler archives assistant July’s photo exhibit had to be trimmed down, but don’t worry–it’s for a good cause.  We need the display space for a traveling exhibit.  More on that later. Among the landmark events in the 1960’s: The
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: July 6, 2015, 6:52 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part II

The Heart Bulletin was published by the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation in Houston from 1952 to 1971. The back cover of every issue featured cartoons of red arteries and blue veins that playfully illustrate the principles of cardiovascular medicine. Each
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: June 8, 2015, 1:20 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant Aficionados of midcentury modern architecture, hold onto your hats. . . . as was almost everything else in the Texas Medical Center during the 1950’s.  This somewhat tipsy 1954 aerial includes, from left, Texas Children’s
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: June 5, 2015, 6:53 pm

Centennial Photo Display: 1940’s, Part II

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Opening day of Baylor College of Hermann Hospital’s Corbin and Wilhelmina Robinson Pavilion, 1949.  This addition doubled the number of beds available at Hermann [McGovern Historical Collections P-882]. The new building, with the Hermann Professional Building
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: May 5, 2015, 10:00 am

Centennial Photo Display: 1940’s, Part I

Alethea Drexler archives assistant The 1940’s were big years for the Texas Medical Center.  To begin with, there now was a Medical Center: The Texas Medical Center was planned in the early 1940’s by the trustees of the M.D. Anderson
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: May 4, 2015, 10:00 am