News from the Archive

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

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 some of the cutting-edge household products of 1967, and we think you will, too. Here’s […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
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 the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is no longer standing but was located on Texas […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
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 a grab bag: It includes pictures of George Hermann, of Hospital staff in the 1940’s, […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
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 had to take a look! There were four negative images from the George Tiemann & […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
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 artworks is the cover art for the first issue of Heart Bulletin published for March-April […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
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 1915 was a momentous year for the world and Houston. 1914 marked the beginning of […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
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 would fit in one space.  These are from pages 12 and 13): Nineteen-twelve was a […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
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 tour of medical advances from 1960-1994. For most, if not all, of the images in […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: July 17, 2014, 9:26 pm

Dr. E. Trowbridge Wolf’s Notes

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Have you ever wondered what four years of medical school looks like? Or maybe even wondered about the courses, material, and techniques taught in medical schools in the 1930s? Well, you’re in luck! I came across six volumes of notes taken by Edward Trowbridge Wolf during his […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: July 11, 2014, 9:28 pm

Texas Medical Center Library Centennial: Doctors and their cars

By Alethea Drexler Archives assistant Next year is the centennial of the Texas Medical Center Library.  The Library started out as the library for the Harris County Medical Society, which was founded in 1903[1], so it predates the Medical Center by several decades.  In celebration, The Black Bag is going to include a series of […]
Author: mcgovernhrc
Posted: July 2, 2014, 4:30 pm