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McGovern Historical Center

The McGovern Historical Center (MHC) at the Texas Medical Center Library (The TMC Library) preserves and provides access to the historical collections and rare materials of the Texas Medical Center’s (TMC) institutions, faculty, and staff. The MHC has notable rare book and archival collections on the history of the TMC, foundations of medicine, rheumatology, public health, psychiatry, and the effects of radiation. Our most prominent collections include Texas Medical Center, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, and Medical World News Photograph Collection.

Listen to the Voice of a Nobel Winner

Listen to the Voice of a Nobel Winner

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that audio recordings featuring Nobel Prize winners Philip S. Hench and Edward C. Kendall are now available on our collections site. In 1950 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recognized Philip S. Hench,...
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McGovern Medical Medallions Ready for Research

McGovern Medical Medallions Ready for Research

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Attention numismatists, exonumists, historians of medicine, and lovers of all things McGovern! Your friendly neighborhood archivists are proud to announce the availability of the MS 200 John P. McGovern Medical Medallions Collection. This collection consists of medallions commemorating people, conferences, and other...
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ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online

ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Recently, we wrote about efforts here at the MHC to get more historical photographs online. In February, we posted more than 100 images from the IC 104 Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection. Since then, our digital collections have continued to grow....
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Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online

Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Did you set a New Year’s Resolution to finally organize your closet or garage? Well, that’s pretty much what your friendly neighborhood MHC archivists have been up to with our digitized images. The McGovern Historical Center has accumulated a pretty good assortment of...
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Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

by Shannon Wood, Archives Intern Today we would like to highlight another woman of color physician from early Texas medicine. Parts of her story, like many others, can be found in IC 058 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners records at the McGovern Historical Center. Petra Bonilla Toral was born...
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