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McGovern Historical Center

The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center at The TMC Library has notable historical collections on the foundations of the medical specialties, Texas medicine, rheumatology and North American public health. The archival collections focus on the development of the institutions and hospitals in the TMC in Houston, the careers of Houston physicians and biographical information on Texas physicians.

Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr.

Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr.

by Yasmin Ali, Archives Intern The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that the of the Mylie E. Durham oral history audio and typescripts are available online. The interviews were conducted by Ellen Durckel and the Harris County Medical Society in 1985. Topics include Dr. Durham's childhood,...
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Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

by Alethea Drexler, Archives Assistant Lead On March 17, 2021 the Texas Medical Center lost long-time leader Richard E. Wainerdi. Dr. Wainerdi had an interesting and diverse career. Following a stint in the Air Force, Dr. Wainerdi earned a Master’s and then a Ph.D. in engineering at Pennsylvania State University. ...
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Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan

Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan

by Hannah Towbin, Student, Medical Humanities, Rice University I had the great opportunity to listen to recordings by Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan as part of my Medical Humanities Practicum at Rice University. I had next to no experience dealing with the archival process, but I was interested in...
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An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects

An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects

by Sachi Khemka, Student, Medical Humanities, Rice University During the Fall of 2020, I worked with the Dr. Armin Weinberg and the McGovern Historical Center on a practicum project, An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects. You can view the project site at https://digitalprojects.rice.edu/radiationeffects/. The utility of radiation is vast and...
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Sciencemag.org Video: Hiroshima survivor explains why 75 years of radiation research is so important

Sciencemag.org Video: Hiroshima survivor explains why 75 years of radiation research is so important

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian August 6, 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Science (sciencemag.org), an AAAS publication, has produced an excellent video about the survivors and the Life Span Study of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation...
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Explore Our Collections in Detail

Explore Our Collections in Detail

Finding historical information about the people and institutions in the Texas Medical Center just got easier! We’re excited to launch a web-based tool that simplifies online research of our collections. Researchers can search across all 323 collections and over 53,000 individual item descriptions. The site provides access to more than...
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