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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 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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Outdoor Sculpture in the Medical Center

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant It’s been a long week and–guess what?–I’m still going through slides.  I’ve learned more than I ever wanted to know about the ways in which plastic can deteriorate after a couple of decades.  Did you know that something can be sticky and greasy at the same time?  Go figure. … Continue Reading Outdoor Sculpture in the Medical Center […]

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