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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… Continue Reading Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022)  […]

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New Exhibit featuring Dr. Bertner on Display at the TMC Library

Bertner Exhibit at TMC Library

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibit at the TMC Library. This exhibit celebrates the life and work of one of the Texas Medical Center’s founders and strongest champions, Dr. Ernst Bertner. Presented in two sections, the exhibit uses materials… Continue Reading New Exhibit featuring Dr. Bertner on Display at the TMC Library […]

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Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers

Cropped Dr. Clark with interviewer N. Don Macon (MS070 Series III, Box 112, folder 6)

R. Lee Clark (1906-1994) was a founder of the Medical Center and specifically of UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His collection, MS 070, is filled with valuable information and is one of our most heavily-used assets. It is also one of our biggest–the record tells me it’s 420 cubic feet, or 816 boxes. If you’re… Continue Reading Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers […]

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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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Colonel Bates: enemy of the Klan

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center Yesterday, Colonel William B. Bates and his role in moving Baylor College of Medicine from Dallas to Houston came up in a conversation with Bryant Boutwell, the John P. McGovern Professor of Oslerian Medicine, at the UT Health Science Center-Houston. Boutwell, an historian and author, described how… Continue Reading Colonel Bates: enemy of the Klan […]

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Dr. Cooley's Eisenhower jacket

By Philip Montgomery Head of McGovern Historical Center Today, Dena Houchin, RN, dropped off several of Dr. Denton Cooley’s old military uniforms, including pants, shirts and an Eisenhower jacket,  along with his Johns Hopkins University academic regalia robe, hood and hat. The Johns Hopkins regalia is pretty snazzy, but it was the Eisenhower jacket that… Continue Reading Dr. Cooley's Eisenhower jacket […]

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How Dr. Cooley Changed Heart Surgery

Sandra Yates Archivist & Special Collections Librarian On November 18, 2016 the Texas Medical Center lost one of its most renowned pioneers in medicine. Dr. Denton A. Cooley revolutionized cardiovascular surgery, transforming open heart surgery from one of the most high-risk and high-mortality medical procedures to a low-risk and common life-saving procedure. “… I think… Continue Reading How Dr. Cooley Changed Heart Surgery […]

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Dr. Bertner’s Tuxedo

Sandra Yates Archivist & Special Collections Librarian File this under “Not Your Typical Day in the Archive.” We are currently standardizing how materials are stored in the archive, which means rehousing materials in standard document boxes or relocating oversize materials to the oversize section. Our intern, Albert Duran, began rehousing a few oversize boxes in… Continue Reading Dr. Bertner’s Tuxedo […]

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