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Pigeon Hole Parking, 1953

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu The following letter and brochure come from the Hermann Hospital estate collection, which is immense and has not yet been processed.  I had the project of transferring it into clean archival folders and boxes a few years ago, and I know there are some interesting things hiding among the… Continue Reading Pigeon Hole Parking, 1953 […]

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Dr. Kenney's Surgical Suite

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu (Click on image for a larger version.) This image seems to have been a fairly recent acquisition for us: Phil’s predecessor got it on eBay, where it was described as a “patient’s room” at Dr. Kenney’s Sanitarium in San Antonio, from around 1920.  It’s obviously not a patient’s, room,… Continue Reading Dr. Kenney's Surgical Suite […]

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The Texas Medical Center through the years: Aerial images

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant I’ve had this post on my mind for awhile but it took some time to put it together.  I think it’s pretty self-explanatory, but still of interest. (Click on the images to see larger versions.) 1. We know what the Medical Center looks like now: Pavement as far as the… Continue Reading The Texas Medical Center through the years: Aerial images […]

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Baylor College of Medicine: Roy and Lillie Cullen Building

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant This set of photographs is P-2696, images of Baylor College of Medicine‘s Roy and Lillie Cullen Building when it was new in 1948. The photographer seems to have had quite a flair for the dramatic. We are familiar with the beautiful Art Deco design on the outside of the Cullen… Continue Reading Baylor College of Medicine: Roy and Lillie Cullen Building […]

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Writing Home: Selections from the Texas Hospital Postcard Collection

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant The McGovern Research Center’s collection of postcards of Texas hospitals has been online for quite a while, and can be accessed through our website.  Our postcard images are arranged alphabetically by town, and you can see scans of both sides of the card.  Most cards are still blank on the… Continue Reading Writing Home: Selections from the Texas Hospital Postcard Collection […]

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Baptist Sanitarium student nurses album, circa 1918

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant I’m going to take a little bit of a detour this Friday and do a posting on another of my favorites from the historical collections. The following images are a small selection from a photo album that belongs to the Memorial Hospital collection.  The nutshell history of the Memorial Healthcare… Continue Reading Baptist Sanitarium student nurses album, circa 1918 […]

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Thingamajig: Hermann Hospital, 1949

by Alethea Drexler archives assistant I spent a good part of this week unscrambling a box of photographs that had gotten caught up in a re-organization project of some sort, ages ago.  Luckily, there weren’t very many pictures involved, although cross-checking them against the card catalog (in two series!) and the online catalog was a… Continue Reading Thingamajig: Hermann Hospital, 1949 […]

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