Frank Arnett, MD papers

Manuscript Collection No. 141


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Arrangement of Collection
  • Restrictions
  • Index terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Detailed Description of the Collection
  • Series I: Medical Objects; 1880-1900
  • Series II: Awards and Recognitions; 1968-2010
  • Series III: Professional; 1968-2010
  • Series IV: Medical Reprints and Presentations; 1970-2010
  • Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
    Creator: Arnett, Frank C.
    Title: Frank Arnett, MD papers
    Dates: 1968-2010
    Quantity: 7 cubic feet (11 boxes)
    Abstract: The Frank Arnett, MD papers contains materials covering the professional career of Dr. Frank Arnett, MD. Dr. Arnett came to Houston in 1984 as a Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Texas Medical School. He was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine from 2001-2004. The collection includes medical objects, video, photographs of Dr. Arnett and colleagues, awards and recognitions, copies of presentation material, and grants awarded information. A large portion of the collection is composed of reprints of Dr. Arnett’s numerous publications, most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases. The collection also includes realia, such as two of Dr. Arnett’s white coats and other objects. This collection is in good condition and consists of 7 cubic feet (11 boxes).
    Identification: MS 141
    Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, Texas.
    Language: English

    Biographical Note

    Dr. Arnett received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnatti in 1968 and then pursued internal medicine residency and rheumatology training in the 1970s at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, followed by a faculty position at JHU for 10 years.

    Dr. Arnett came to the University of Texas Medical School in 1984 to become Professor of Medcine and Director of the Division of Rheumatology, a position he held until he became Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in 2001-2004. He served as the chief of various medical services at Memorial Hermann and The Lyndon B. Johnson Hospitals in Houston.

    Dr. Arnett is internationally known as a clinician, teacher and clinical investigator. He was elected to the Association of American Physicians in 1993 and the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 1995. He served on the Board of Directors of national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for 9 years and was national president of AOA in 1996. He also served on the American Board of Internal Medicine from 1988-1994. In 1997 he became director of the first NIH-NIAMS Specialized Centers of Research in Scleroderma, the longest continually funded SCOR in scleroderma in the nation (1997-2006).

    Dr. Arnett was Co-Chairman of the Sjogren’s Syndrome Study Group of the American College of Rheumatology in 1990-1991.

    In 2006, he led the effort to successfully compete for one of the first 12 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) funded by NIH/NCRR and formerly served as Principal Investigator and Executive Director of that new program, as well as the first NIH Center of Research Translation (CORT) in Scleroderma.

    Dr. Arnett chaired or served on a long list of committees. He has been an invited speaker all over the world. He received numerous awards for his work, including the University of Texas Health Science Center’s highest award, the President’s Scholar Award for Teaching in 2005 and for Research in 2008.

    Dr. Arnett was a founding member of the University of Texas Academy of Health Education Sciences and, in 2007, was elected a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has been named to both Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America since 2000.

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    Scope and Content Note

    The Frank Arnett, MD papers contains materials covering the professional career of Dr. Frank Arnett, MD. The collection includes medical objects, video, photographs of Dr. Arnett and colleagues, awards and recognitions, copies of presentation material, and grants awarded information. A large portion of the collection is composed of reprints of Dr. Arnett’s numerous publications, most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases. The collection also includes realia, such as two of Dr. Arnett’s white coats and other objects. This collection is in good condition and consists of 7 cubic feet (11 boxes).

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    Arrangement of Collection

    This collection is arranged into the following series.

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    Access restrictions

    This material is unrestricted.

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    Index terms

    This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    Arnett, Frank C. (Frank Couchman), 1942—Archives

    Univeristy of Texas. Medical School

    Houston, TX

    Internal Medicine
    Rheumatology

    Audiovisual
    Paper
    Photographs
    Realia
    Reprints

    Physician
    Rheumatologist

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    Preferred Citation

    Frank Arnett, MD papers; MS 141; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

    Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

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    Detailed Description of the Collection

    Series I: Medical Objects; 1880-1900
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes a black doctor’s bag, medical tools and vials of medicine.
    Box Folder
    Dr. Arnett’s black medical bag, circa 1968.
    Box
    1 1 Arnett’s black bag contents: matchbook from “The Christ Hospital” in Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1966.
    2 Arnett’s black bag contents: Ciba medical tables and calculator, circa 1966.
    3 Arnett’s black bag contents: reflex mallets, undated.
    4 Arnett’s black bag contents: goniometer, undated.
    5 Arnett’s black bag contents: tape measures, measuring devices, undated.
    6 Arnett’s black bag contents: chrome surgical scissors made by Adams in Italy, circa 1960s.
    7 Arnett’s black bag contents: Lilly tuning fork made by Riverbank Laboratories in Geneva, Illinois, circa 1970s.
    8 Arnett’s black bag contents: notebook with handwritten notes. undated.
    The name “Frank C. Arnett” is printed in gold lettering on the cover. The notebook contains medical related notes on topics such as asthma, enzyme studies, neurology, and many other topics.
    9 Arnett’s black bag contents: Hewlett Packard stethoscope, undated.
    10 Arnett’s black bag contents: business cards for Arnett and Mary M. Newman, M.D., circa 1970-1984.
    11 Arnett’s black bag contents: Dr. Arnett’s name tag, undated.
    12 Arnett’s black bag contents: sterile needles, undated.
    Series II: Awards and Recognitions; 1968-2010
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes awards and recognitions in paper and object (plaques, desk sets, etc.) forms.
    Box Folder
    2 Honorary Bricks
    Box Folder
    3 Honorary Objects
    Box Folder
    4 Plaques
    Box Folder
    5 1 Professional Development Awards
    2 Teaching Awards
    Box Folder
    6 Diplomas
    Series III: Professional; 1968-2010
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes Dr. Arnett’s medical jackets and ID tags, photographs, and information on various projects.
    Box Folder
    7 Dr. Arnett’s Medical Jackets
    Box Folder
    8 1 Dr. Arnett’s UT Health Science Center-Houston business cards
    2 Dr. Arnett’s Hospital ID tags
    3 Chippewa photographs
    4 Convocation of the American College of Physicians program 2010
    5 Grants Awarded 1997, 2006
    6 Dr. Arnett Christopher Columbus newspaper article 2005
    7 Victor A. McKusik, MD, signed portrait 1990
    8 Dr. William Osler photograph, signed by colleagues
    9 Photograph staff of Hermann Hospital undated, circa 1970-2000
    10 Johns Hopkins photographs (campus, Dr. Arnett’s Colleagues) 1970-1985
    11 Johns Hopkins Medical Grand Rounds 1977
    12 Dr. Arnett’s testimony on scleroderma before House Appropriations Subcommittee 1981
    Box Folder
    1 Leaders in American Medicine video series 1995
    Series IV: Medical Reprints and Presentations; 1970-2010
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes reprints of Dr. Arnett’s numerous publications,most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases, and copies of slide presentations made at meetings and in the classroom. The reprints were minimally processed, and staples were not removed.
    Box Folder
    9 1 C4A gene deletion; Anti-K.J.; Antibodies against Ku 1989
    2 HLA-D related antigens, Hypothydroidism, etc. 1973-1981
    3 HLA-C, HLA-B27, HLA-DRBI associated arthritis 1977-2004
    4 Sjogren’s Syndrome, RO(SSA) and LA(SSB) Antibodies in clinical spectrum of Sjogren’s
    5 Familial SLE, Studies in Familial Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Arthritis and Rheumatism 1976, undated
    6 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1983-1988
    7 Neonatal Lupus Erthematosus; Lupus and Intracerebral Lymphoma 1974, 1984
    8 Lupus Erthyematosus
    9 Rheumatoid Arthritis; Psoriaticarthritis; Group Y Meningoccal Arthritis 1975-1988
    10 Rheumatoid Arthritis of a Chippewa Band 1981-1983
    11 Systemic Sclerosis in Choctaw Population 1996-1999, 2003
    12 Antibodies
    13 Autoantibodies 1999-2009
    14 Reiter’s Syndrome; Myositis Sera; Immunogenetics and Arthritis 1976, 1982-1988, undated
    15 Reiter’s Syndrome; Spondylitis; Lupus Hepatitis 1979-1994
    16 Genetic factors predisposing to autoimmune diseases
    17 The genetics of rheumatic disease in man 1987
    18 Progressive Scleroderma; Systemic Sclerosis; Lupus 1970-1995, 2008-2009
    19 Systemic Sclerosis 1995, 2001-2010
    20 Early Systemic Sclerosis 2005, 2009
    21 Molecular Heterogenity of Complement C4-Null and 21-hydroxylase genes in Systemic Lupus Erthematosus 1988
    22 Group Y Meningococcal Arthritis; Fractitious extension contracture of elbow; Hepatotoxicity Salicylate; early complement component depletion 1975-1996
    Box Folder
    10 1 C4-Null Genes
    2 Reiter’s Syndrome and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1982
    3 Polymyositis-Methotrexate therapy; hypothydroidism presenting as polymyositis 1973, 1976
    4 Anklosing spondylitis; Invertebral disk space infection
    5 Genetics of Lupus 1983-2007
    6 Expression of SPARC CREST Syndrome
    7 Acroosteolysis and Polymyositis 1988
    8 Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies 2006
    9 Marfan Syndrome 2008
    10 Choctaw Indians, Twins and Scleroderma 2010
    11 Cardiovascular Manifestations of Rheumatic Diseases 2010
    12 FCM 2009-Inflammatory Joint Diseases I 2009
    13 FCM 2009-Inflammatory Joint Diseases II 2009
    14 “The Crippled Dove,” Historical cliniopathological conference; Christopher Columbus 2005
    15 International Workshop on Scleroderma (flashdrive) 2007
    16 International Workshop on Scleroderma: Choctaw Indians, Twins and the Genetics of Scleroderma 2007
    17 International Workshop on Scleroderma: Novel and Emerging Clinical and Translational Methodologies 2007
    18 International Workshop on Scleroderma: NIH Roadmap for Medical Research 2007
    19 International Workshop on Scleroderma: Center for Clinical Translational Science 2007
    20 Photograph, Einbender Distinguished Lecturship (Lupus) 1993
    21 Sjorgen’s Syndrome, Sicca Syndrome, and Autoimmune Exocrinopathy 2009
    22 Juvenile Chronic Arthritis 2007
    23 Immunology Lecture 2009
    24 Sjogren’s Syndrome-UTHSC 2009
    25 Genetics and Autoimmunity 2010
    26 CORT Scientific Discovery Meeting 2009
    27 Immunologic Multisystem Diseases 2010
    28 Presentation in Vasculitis 2005
    29 Reactive Arthritis 2005
    30 Reactive Arthritis II 2005
    31 Research Day Lecture: Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences 2007
    32 Systemic Sclerosis: Auto-immune? Genetic? One Disease? 2009