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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.

Two Texas Medical Center Collections Online!

Two Texas Medical Center Collections Online!

Sandra Yates Archivist & Special Collections Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center is excited to announce the completion of two important collections: Texas Medical Center records (IC 002) and the Texas Medical Center Photograph Collection (IC 104). Complete finding aids and inventories are now online and available...
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Radiation Effects and Events

Radiation Effects and Events

by Philip Montgomery Archivist and Head of the McGovern Historical Center The "Chernobyl" miniseries on HBO has struck a chord with me, because the effects of radiation on large populations has long been one focus of collecting at the McGovern Historical Center. Since the mid-1980s, the McGovern Historical Center has...
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Sakamasu: a sake tradition

Sakamasu: a sake tradition

by Philip Montgomery archivist and head of the McGovern Historical Center I found this small wooden box among papers and photos from the estate of Dr. William Jackson "Jack" Schull. Dr. Schull was involved in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and later the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) from...
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Three for One: Memorial Hospital

Three for One: Memorial Hospital

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center has three finding aids available related to the Memorial Hospital System, one of the earliest hospitals in Houston. Founded in 1907 as the Baptist Sanitarium, Memorial Hospital began as a two-story, wood-framed building at the end of the...
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Medical World News Photograph Collection

Medical World News Photograph Collection

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center is excited to announce the completion of the IC 077 Medical World News Photograph Collection. A complete finding aid and inventory is now online and available for researchers. The Medical World News Photograph Collection...
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