News from the Archive

The following headlines are from our blog The Black Bag: Foundations of Medicine.

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
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Posted: May 21, 2019, 3:00 pm

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
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Posted: December 13, 2018, 9:11 pm

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
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Posted: October 19, 2018, 6:19 pm

Complete Finding Aid for the Medical World News Photograph Collection Is Available!

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
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Posted: August 21, 2018, 8:17 pm

“I Question” by Anonymous

by Kelsey Koym Archives Intern The Menninger collection contains hundreds of books spanning the various periods of psychological history and its specialties. Although the idealization of Freud and his near idol-like status saturate many of the pages of these books,
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Posted: July 20, 2018, 6:02 pm

Colonel Bates: enemy of the Klan

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center Yesterday, Colonel William B. Bates and his role in moving Baylor College of Medicine from Dallas to Houston came up in a conversation with Bryant Boutwell, the John P. McGovern Professor of
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Posted: October 5, 2017, 6:52 pm

Dr. Cooley’s Eisenhower jacket

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center Today, Dena Houchin, RN, dropped off several of Dr. Denton Cooley’s old military uniforms, including pants, shirts and an Eisenhower jacket,  along with his Johns Hopkins University academic regalia robe, hood and
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Posted: October 3, 2017, 8:30 pm

Railway Surgery

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center The McGovern Rare Book Collection just added a book on treating railway injuries published in 1899. Dr. Clinton B. Herrick’s “Railway Surgery: a handbook on the management of injuries” is quite an
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Posted: September 26, 2017, 8:05 pm

Cross species applicability of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment (1969)

Alethea Drexler, archives assistant I found this recently on the back of an article saved in MS159, the Dr. Herbert Fred papers (it’s crossed out because it wasn’t the item of interest). British Medical Journal, volume 299, 23-30 December 1969,
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:37 pm

The goat-gland doctor of Del Rio

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center John Richard Brinkley (1885-1942) was best known as the notorious goat-gland doctor. He made his reputation and his millions of dollars by performing xenotransplants. He inserted goat testicles into the scrotum of
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Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:36 pm