News from the Archive

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

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,
Author: mcgovernhrc
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.
Author: mcgovernhrc
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
Author: mcgovernhrc
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

Anniversary of the Accident at Chernobyl

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Thirty-one years ago today on April 26, 1986, the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred. It is considered one of the most catastrophic nuclear accidents in history. To recognize the anniversary
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Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:38 pm


By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center Sophia Hsu, a doctoral candidate at Rice University, is the first Scholar-in-Residence at the McGovern Historical Center. The Scholar-in-Residence program is designed to allow researchers access to the McGovern Historical Center
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Posted: February 8, 2017, 8:29 pm

E-Vesalius comes to TMC Library

  By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center The Electronic Vesalius project has come to the TMC Library. The e-Vesalius is a digital facsimile of Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica, a landmark text of Renaissance anatomy that
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Posted: December 14, 2016, 3:53 pm