News from the Archive

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

Colonel Bates: enemy of the Klan

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center Yesterday, Colonel William B. Bates and his role in moving Baylor College of Medicine from Dallas to Houston came up in a conversation with Bryant Boutwell, the John P. McGovern Professor of
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Posted: October 5, 2017, 6:52 pm

Dr. Cooley’s Eisenhower jacket

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center Today, Dena Houchin, RN, dropped off several of Dr. Denton Cooley’s old military uniforms, including pants, shirts and an Eisenhower jacket,  along with his Johns Hopkins University academic regalia robe, hood and
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Posted: October 3, 2017, 8:30 pm

Railway Surgery

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center The McGovern Rare Book Collection just added a book on treating railway injuries published in 1899. Dr. Clinton B. Herrick’s “Railway Surgery: a handbook on the management of injuries” is quite an
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Posted: September 26, 2017, 8:05 pm

Cross species applicability of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment (1969)

Alethea Drexler, archives assistant I found this recently on the back of an article saved in MS159, the Dr. Herbert Fred papers (it’s crossed out because it wasn’t the item of interest). British Medical Journal, volume 299, 23-30 December 1969,
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:37 pm

The goat-gland doctor of Del Rio

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center John Richard Brinkley (1885-1942) was best known as the notorious goat-gland doctor. He made his reputation and his millions of dollars by performing xenotransplants. He inserted goat testicles into the scrotum of
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:36 pm

Houston Archives Bazaar!

The McGovern Historical Center will be at the Houston Archives Bazaar at the White Oak Music Hall on Sunday, September 10th from 2pm – 6pm. We’ll have some collection materials, and we’re looking forward to sharing them with the community.
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Posted: September 9, 2017, 4:45 pm

McGovern Historical Center Reopens Sept. 5th

The McGovern Historical Center will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 5th. MHC Hours Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Posted: September 3, 2017, 10:11 pm

McGovern Historical Center Closed

Due to the flooding in the area the McGovern Historical Center will be closed until further notice. Philip Montgomery, Head of the McGovern Historical Center, visited the facility at 8272 El Rio this morning, August 29, 2017. He reports that
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Posted: August 29, 2017, 4:22 pm

Tribute to Dr. Schull

McGovern Historical Center Staff The McGovern Historical Center has lost a dear friend and staunchest advocate this week, Dr. William “Jack” Schull. He died Tuesday morning at his home. Dr. Schull was the guiding force behind our extensive Atomic Bomb
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:55 pm

Mad for Mading: A Glimpse Into the Past of Public Health

Keya Gokhale Special Collections Intern Are you a current public health student or researcher? Do you just love old books? Come check out the Mading collection at the McGovern Historical Center! It is a one-stop shop for information regarding the
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Posted: June 9, 2017, 8:48 pm