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The Legacy of Dr. John P. McGovern: An Archival Expedition

[Dr. McGovern conducting research at Baylor College of Medicine in 1959. MS 115 John P. McGovern, MD Papers, scrapbook box, folder 16, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library.]

by Tara Carron, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. In the sprawling city of Houston, one common thread binds together several attractions and major institutions—the name McGovern. From McGovern Lake to the McGovern Children’s Zoo, the McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science to the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and the McGovern Historical Center, it’s […]

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Like Father, Like Son

[Greenwood Sanitarium, circa 1920. REF file: Greenwood Sanitarium, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library]

by Joy Oria, Archives Intern What is insanity? This and other weighty questions were pondered by James Greenwood Sr., MD during his long career in neuropsychiatry. His papers reflect his experiences treating patients at the Greenwood Sanitarium, which he operated from 1912 until his death in 1949. The sanitarium was located in Houston, Texas, south […]

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Thomas R. Cole, PhD papers

Dr. Thomas R. Cole speaking, Fall 1991. MS225-b5f3-rCWM, MS 225 Thomas R. Cole, PhD papers, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library

New addition! The McGovern Historical Center recently received an accrual to the papers of Thomas R. Cole, PhD, and the new materials are now available for research! An updated finding aid is available at archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-225. Thomas R. Cole is Professor of Oslerian Medicine and was the founding Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and […]

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Felix Haas, PhD papers

[Portrait of Felix L. Haas, PhD. MS070-sviii-b188-f4-rQFS. MS 070 R. Lee Clark, MD papers, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

Newly processed! The papers of Felix Haas, PhD (MS 027) have been processed and a finding aid is available at archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-027. Felix Haas played key roles in the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth), the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (UTGSBS) in Houston. He was […]

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Harold Pruessner, MD papers

[Harold Pruessner, MD, Panacea Yearbook, 1979, IC 008 University of Texas Medical School at Houston records, box 27, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

Newly processed! The papers of Harold Pruessner, MD (MS 083) have been processed and a finding aid is available at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-083.   Harold Pruessner joined the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1972 as the second member of its department of family practice. Dr. Pruessner was an early advocate of preventive medicine.  The […]

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Elvin L. Shelton, Jr., MD papers

[Elvin L. Shelton, MS219-n1150, MS 219 Joseph Joseph I. Maurer Photograph Collection, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

Newly processed! The papers of Elvin L. Shelton, Jr., MD (IC 082) have been processed and a finding aid is available at archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-082. Elwin L. Shelton served on the staff of St. Luke’s, Bellaire, Twelve Oaks, Methodist, and other hospitals in Houston, TX. He also taught at both Baylor College of Medicine and the University […]

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Lee D. Cady, MD papers

[Lee D. Cady, 1954. MS219-n1825, Joseph I. Maurer Photograph Collection, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

Newly processed! The papers of Lee D. Cady, MD (MS 026) have been processed and a finding aid is available at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-026. Lee Cady was Director of the Veterans Hospital in Houston, Texas, from 1949-1963. Before coming to Houston, he had also served in the Veterans Administration in Dallas. His archival collection at the McGovern Historical […]

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Akio AWA Cartoons Exhibit

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. There’s a new exhibit from the archives of the McGovern Historical Center on display in the main TMC Library. The exhibit, located on the Jones Library Street Level, features cartoons drawn by Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission researcher Akio AWA, Sc.D. AWA joined the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission […]

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Windows into the McGovern Historical Center

TMC Library Exhibit Featuring McGovern Historical Center Archival Collections

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian October is Archives Month! The TMC Library is celebrating with a special opportunity to support the McGovern Historical Center. Help us secure the history of the Texas Medical Center. https://library.tmc.edu/mcgovern/2022/09/28/give-2-history-secure-the-past/ Since the McGovern Historical Center is headquartered a couple miles south of the main TMC Library, visibility […]

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Listen to the Voice of a Nobel Winner

Philip Hench and family waving from a balcony

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that audio recordings featuring Nobel Prize winners Philip S. Hench and Edward C. Kendall are now available on our collections site. In 1950 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recognized Philip S. Hench, Edward C. Kendall, and Tadeus […]

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