News from the Archive

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

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Alethea Drexler archives assistant Gina and I have been numbering the rare books so that they will be easier to reshelve when they’re moved to the new space on the first floor. Yesterday afternoon, I pulled a volume of Wood’s
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: January 8, 2016, 4:30 pm

Dr. Jared E. Clarke & the Library

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian As the centennial year of the Texas Medical Center Library comes to a close, we at the McGovern Historical Center have found a fitting send off. In February 1974, Don Macon interviewed Dr.
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: December 17, 2015, 10:01 pm

Voice of Bertner

Sandra YatesArchivist and Special Collections Librarian Bertner Avenue runs north and south through the heart of the Texas Medical Center. And at 1.4 miles long, it is one of the longer streets in the TMC. It starts in the north
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: October 22, 2015, 6:06 pm

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