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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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Medical World News: Contact Sheets and Photo Shoots

by Sandra YatesArchivist and Special Collections Librarian I’ve been working with a media firm to find archival materials for a documentary about the history of cancer. They are specifically looking for images within our Medical World News Collection. This project has been a great opportunity for me to familiarize myself with this amazing photograph collection… Continue Reading Medical World News: Contact Sheets and Photo Shoots […]

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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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