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The Doctor and the Herb-Woman

By Kiersten Bryant, archives metadata intern The McGovern Collections and Research Center is home to an extensive collection of original artwork published in various journals produced by the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation beginning in the early 1950s. One of these artworks is the cover art for the first issue of Heart Bulletin published for March-April… Continue Reading The Doctor and the Herb-Woman […]

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Texas Medical Center Library Centennial: Pellagra in a nutshell

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant Today’s post combines history, medicine, and food.  We’ll start with the Harris County Medical Society Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 4, August 1912[1], and an excerpt about pellagra (this image has been photoshopped so that it would fit in one space.  These are from pages 12 and 13): Nineteen-twelve was a… Continue Reading Texas Medical Center Library Centennial: Pellagra in a nutshell […]

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Medical World News: Conjoined Twins

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Medical World News Collection is one of the largest and most interesting in the McGovern Historical Center. Comprised of over 80,000 photographic prints, slides, and negatives, it offers an expansive visual tour of medical advances from 1960-1994. For most, if not all, of the images in… Continue Reading Medical World News: Conjoined Twins […]

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Moon-sun man with owl

I love the archives. I found this image today while doing a random check of a box with a lid that was not properly seated. There is no context, no official caption, no indication of why the man and the owl, probably stuffed, are posing together. It was the 60s. Enough said. Philip Montgomery, archivist […]

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Hallowe'en Season

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Happy Hallowe’en from the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center! Archivist Phil Montgomery suggested that, this year, we should set up an exhibit for Hallowe’en.  Since we’re a medical school archive, we probably have an unfair advantage when it comes to selecting creepy artwork. The first item in our… Continue Reading Hallowe'en Season […]

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