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Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

Collage of contact sheet frames featuring Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi in his office. [McGovern Historical Center, IC 002 Texas Medical Center records, Box 56]

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.  He began his career in… Continue Reading Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021 […]

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Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan

Photographs of Hilde Bruch taken at a Symposium on Nutrition and Psyche. Photographer: Foto Moraglia Imperia. [McGovern Historical Center, MS 007 Hilde Bruch, MD papers, MS007-P3444-001]

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 the ways in which archivists… Continue Reading Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan […]

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An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects

Screenshot of project site for An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects created by Sachi Khemka

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 complex as it can be… Continue Reading An Initial Overview of Radiation Effects […]

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

Screen shot of Sciencemag.org video

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 (RERF), successor to the Atomic… Continue Reading Sciencemag.org Video: Hiroshima survivor explains why 75 years of radiation research is so important […]

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Explore Our Collections in Detail

Image of The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center’s collection search website.

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 1,200 digital images and documents… Continue Reading Explore Our Collections in Detail […]

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Two Texas Medical Center Collections Online!

St. Luke's and Texas Children's Hospitals Cardiovascular Surgery Team in Operating Room, 1969.

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 for researchers on the McGovern… Continue Reading Two Texas Medical Center Collections Online! […]

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Radiation Effects and Events

Image of flyer that provides an overview and images fro the Radiation Effects & Events Archive Project of the Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center.

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 collected material related to the… Continue Reading Radiation Effects and Events […]

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Three for One: Memorial Hospital

Nursing students and faculty of Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurses (later Memorial Hospital), 1918. [Memorial Hospital System records, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library, IC 022, IC022-Nutrix-p23]

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 trolley line on Lamar and… Continue Reading Three for One: Memorial Hospital […]

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Medical World News Photograph Collection

Detail of contact sheets from IC 077 Medical World News Photograph Collection. Image shows Dr. DeBakey at the Lasker Awards, 1966.

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 is one of the largest… Continue Reading Medical World News Photograph Collection […]

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