Manuscript Collection No. 001
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Biographical Notes
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of Collection
- Index terms
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Series I:Autobiography, news articles, and official documents 1905-1956
|Repository:||John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library|
|Creator:||Johnson, Herman Walter.|
|Title:||Herman Walter Johnson, MD Papers.|
|Quantity:||.25 cubic feet and one oversize folder. (1 box)|
|Abstract:||The Herman Walter Johnson, MD papers document the life and career of Dr. Herman Walter Johnson, who was professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine. He also served during World War I as major in the United States Army Medical Corps. The collection contains one box and oversized materials, including Dr. Johnson’s autobiography (Reminiscences of a Male Midwife), news articles, certificates, and offical documents. Materials are in good condition.|
Herman Walter Johnson, MD (1883-1958) was born in Andover, Vermont on August 2, 1883. He graduated from the University of Buffalo Medical School in 1905 and, after years of working as a male midwife in New York and Texas, was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine. He served in World War I as a major in the United States Army Medical Corps. He held memberships and fellowships at the State Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Texas, the Academy International of Medicine, the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Houston Surgical Society. He published his autobiography, titled Reminiscences of a Male Midwife, in 1954. Herman Walter Johnson, MD died on November 14, 1958. This information was taken from the Texas Medical History E-book 4 available through the Texas Medical History Documents link on the DigitalCommons@The Texas Medical Center web page and materials within the Johnson collection.
Scope and Content Note
The Herman Walter Johnson, MD papers (MS001) is .25 cubic feet and consists of 1 box and oversized materials. It contains Dr. Johnson’s autobiography (Reminiscences of a Male Midwife), United States Army appointment, news articles, certificates, and medical licenses that document the life, career, and military service of Dr. Herman Johnson. The records pertain to the geographic areas of Buffalo, New York and Houston, Texas. The materials are in good condition.
Arrangement of Collection
This collection is arranged into the following series.
Access to this material is not restricted.
Some restriction may apply, including copyright restrictions. Consult an archivist.
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.
Herman Johnson, MD Papers, 1905-1956, MS 001; 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.
Detailed Description of the Collection
|Series I:Autobiography, news articles, and official documents 1905-1956|
|This series includes original objects such as Johnson’s autobiography, Reminiscences of a Male Midwife, medical school diplomas, army commissions, medical licenses, and certificates of professional membership and fellowships. It also includes copies of the back of the envelopes in which the certificates and diplomas were housed and an news article from the Houston Post.|
|1||1||Reminiscences of a Male Midwife by Herman W. Johnson, M.D. 1954.|
|2||Houston Post article: “Dr Johnson has ‘Greeted’ 15,000 New Houstonians”. Sunday, September 9, 1956.|
|3||University of Buffalo School of Medicine diploma. May 4, 1905.|
|3||State Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Texas Medical and Surgical License. June 15, 1920.|
|4||Academy-International of Medicine Fellowship certificate. undated.|
|4||United States Army Citation appointing Herman Walter Johnson to the rank of Major in the Medical Corps. October 1, 1918.|
|4||Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellowship certificate. October 4, 1930.|
|5||Charter Member of the Houston Surgical Society Membership certificate. 1947.|
|MD 11||6||American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Certificate. May 16, 1939.|
|6||Baylor University Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Membership certificate. 1949.|
|6||American College of Surgeons Fellowship certificate. October 30, 1925.|
|6||New York State Medical and Surgical License. June 23, 1905.|