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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.

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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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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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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