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ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online

Two women working in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Histology laboratory., 1960. IC099-p5063-001c, IC 099 Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Photograph Collection, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library.

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Recently, we wrote about efforts here at the MHC to get more historical photographs online. In February, we posted more than 100 images from the IC 104 Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection. Since then, our digital collections have continued to grow. The latest addition is a… Continue Reading ABCC Photographs and Texas Healthcare Postcards Online […]

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Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online

University of Texas School of Nursing Students, 1973

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Did you set a New Year’s Resolution to finally organize your closet or garage? Well, that’s pretty much what your friendly neighborhood MHC archivists have been up to with our digitized images. The McGovern Historical Center has accumulated a pretty good assortment of scanned images over the years.… Continue Reading Digitized TMC Photographs Now Online […]

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Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

Dr. Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga

by Shannon Wood, Archives Intern Today we would like to highlight another woman of color physician from early Texas medicine. Parts of her story, like many others, can be found in IC 058 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners records at the McGovern Historical Center. Petra Bonilla Toral was born January 30, 1866 in the… Continue Reading Doctora Petra Bonilla Toral de Colunga […]

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Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Records

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian In a recent post, we shared the newly published finding aids for the archival collections of three prominent Houston doctors. Well, if three doctors aren’t enough for you—how about 6,000? Powered by a tremendous effort from Archives Assistant Gina Leonard, the McGovern Historical Center has published a… Continue Reading Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Records […]

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Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

Collage of contact sheet frames featuring Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi in his office. [McGovern Historical Center, IC 002 Texas Medical Center records, Box 56]

by Alethea Drexler, Archives Assistant Lead On March 17, 2021 the Texas Medical Center lost long-time leader Richard E. Wainerdi. Dr. Wainerdi had an interesting and diverse career. Following a stint in the Air Force, Dr. Wainerdi earned a Master’s and then a Ph.D. in engineering at Pennsylvania State University.  He began his career in… Continue Reading Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021 […]

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Two Texas Medical Center Collections Online!

St. Luke's and Texas Children's Hospitals Cardiovascular Surgery Team in Operating Room, 1969.

Sandra Yates Archivist & Special Collections Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center is excited to announce the completion of two important collections: Texas Medical Center records (IC 002) and the Texas Medical Center Photograph Collection (IC 104). Complete finding aids and inventories are now online and available for researchers on the McGovern… Continue Reading Two Texas Medical Center Collections Online! […]

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Three for One: Memorial Hospital

Nursing students and faculty of Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurses (later Memorial Hospital), 1918. [Memorial Hospital System records, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library, IC 022, IC022-Nutrix-p23]

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center has three finding aids available related to the Memorial Hospital System, one of the earliest hospitals in Houston. Founded in 1907 as the Baptist Sanitarium, Memorial Hospital began as a two-story, wood-framed building at the end of the trolley line on Lamar and… Continue Reading Three for One: Memorial Hospital […]

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Houston and the Fight Against Tuberculosis

This little bungalow at 806 Bagby St first opened in 1913 as the Free Clinic for the Houston Anti-Tuberculosis League. The organization had a clinic or offices there until 1957 when they moved to a new building on Dallas Avenue. [IC 034 San Jacinto Lung Association records, Box 5, P-921, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library.]

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian I spent the last couple of weeks processing the records of the San Jacinto Lung Association. It’s a small collection, only 12 boxes, that includes correspondence, tuberculosis statistics, scrapbooks, Christmas seals, and photographs of the organization’s history, community services, staff, and administration from 1911 and into the 1980s.… Continue Reading Houston and the Fight Against Tuberculosis […]

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