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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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Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part III

Alethea Drexler archives assistant We had room in the case so we went back and added a few more. Two more Joseph Schwarting illustrations.  The girl with the umbrella is particularly charming: The machine at right in the image below appears to be a Travenol-type artificial kidney.  Hemodilaysis machines were invented in the Netherlands in… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part III […]

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Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part I

Alethea Drexler archives assistant July’s photo exhibit had to be trimmed down, but don’t worry–it’s for a good cause.  We need the display space for a traveling exhibit.  More on that later. Among the landmark events in the 1960’s: The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library was founded in 1960[1] and continues to provide… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1960's, Part I […]

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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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Centennial Photo Display: 1930's

Alethea Drexler archives assistant Pendleton & Arto, Inc. medical supplies, January 1930 Houston’s Medical Arts Building (1926-1980’s) housed physicians’ and dentists’ offices, and related businesses such as this medical supplier. “Vivian Maddox, medical records librarian, and hospital ‘sweetheart’.” (undated, circa 1938) IC 086 Hermann Hospital archives P-box 2 folder 6 Hermann Hospital apparently kept a… Continue Reading Centennial Photo Display: 1930's […]

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Centennial: Photo Display, Part II

Grand Central Railroad Station, circa 1900-1915 [1] – 431 Franklin Street (near I-45 and Washington Avenue). Built in 1887, replaced in the 1934 by the Art Deco station that is now incorporated into Minute Maid Park, and demolished in 1960[3]. For many years, Houston advertised itself as “The City Where 17 Railroads Meet the Sea”… Continue Reading Centennial: Photo Display, Part II […]

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