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The Christmas Bonus

Baptist Hospital Christmas Card, 1928. MS249-14, MS 249 Lucile Baird papers, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. After processing the Lucille Baird papers, we noticed the handful of letters that had been saved weren’t just any old correspondence—they were actually Christmas greetings. The cards and letters came from Robert and Lillie Jolly, who served as Superintendent and Director of the Hospital Training School for… Continue Reading The Christmas Bonus […]

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Donald J. Fernbach, MD papers

[Dr. Donald J. Fernbach (right) and another man sitting at his desk, undated. IC042-b80-f20, IC 042 Texas Children's Hospital Historical Archive, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

Newly processed! The papers of Donald J. Fernbach, MD, have been processed and a finding aid is available at archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-085. Donald J. Fernbach joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in 1957 and helped found the Research Hematology-Oncology Service (now the Cancer and Hematology Center) at Texas Children’s Hospital in 1958. His contributions include… Continue Reading Donald J. Fernbach, MD papers […]

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Lucile Baird Papers Now Online

[Black-and-white photograph of Lucile Baird standing between two nurses, 1927. MS247-11, MS 249 Lucile Baird papers, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Newly acquired, processed, and digitized! There’s something to be said for small archival collections. For one thing, they present great training opportunities for interns and volunteers.* On top of that, every now and then, they give an archivist the chance to make that rarest of assertions: This… Continue Reading Lucile Baird Papers Now Online […]

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Lee D. Cady, MD papers

[Lee D. Cady, 1954. MS219-n1825, Joseph I. Maurer Photograph Collection, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

Newly processed! The papers of Lee D. Cady, MD (MS 026) have been processed and a finding aid is available at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-026. Lee Cady was Director of the Veterans Hospital in Houston, Texas, from 1949-1963. Before coming to Houston, he had also served in the Veterans Administration in Dallas. His archival collection at the McGovern Historical… Continue Reading Lee D. Cady, MD papers […]

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ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online

Two women working in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Histology laboratory., 1960. IC099-p5063-001c, IC 099 Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Photograph Collection, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library.

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. The latest addition is a… Continue Reading ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online […]

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Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection

Marvin Rape and "Spike" Davis. Jefferson Davis Hospital, 1947-1948

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center is excited to announce the availability of the MS 236 Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection. A complete guide to the collection has now been published, and all 27 black and white snapshots have been digitized and posted online. Dr.… Continue Reading Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection […]

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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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How Dr. Cooley Changed Heart Surgery

Sandra Yates Archivist & Special Collections Librarian On November 18, 2016 the Texas Medical Center lost one of its most renowned pioneers in medicine. Dr. Denton A. Cooley revolutionized cardiovascular surgery, transforming open heart surgery from one of the most high-risk and high-mortality medical procedures to a low-risk and common life-saving procedure. “… I think… Continue Reading How Dr. Cooley Changed Heart Surgery […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant Aficionados of midcentury modern architecture, hold onto your hats. . . . as was almost everything else in the Texas Medical Center during the 1950’s.  This somewhat tipsy 1954 aerial includes, from left, Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Methodist Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the foreground, the… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1950’s, Part I […]

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