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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. 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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Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022) 

Marianne Marcus and her family at the McGovern Reception, Focus, Fall 2014

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, with thanks to Adrian Melissinos, Ph.D., R.N. Professor Emerita Marianne Taft Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., of the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing passed away January 16, 2022.   Dr. Marcus served as the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor of Addiction Nursing and Director of […]

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Power Trio

Dr. Fred Elliott, UT Dental Branch, 1950s

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian A trio of leading medical minds have recently had guides to their archival collections published online. The McGovern Historical Center is pleased to announce the arrival of detailed finding aids for the papers of Dr. George J. Ehni, Dr. Russell J. Blattner, and Dr. Frederick C. Elliott. […]

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Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr.

Audio Cassette from the Mylie E. Durham, Jr., MD papers. [McGovern Historical Center, MS 079 Mylie Durham papers, AVA.MS079.001]

by Yasmin Ali, Archives Intern The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that the of the Mylie E. Durham oral history audio and typescripts are available online. The interviews were conducted by Ellen Durckel and the Harris County Medical Society in 1985. Topics include Dr. Durham’s childhood, education, personal and professional life, […]

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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 […]

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