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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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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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Dr. Desmond's papers now available

The papers of Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, M.D., FAAP are now available at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library’s Historical Research Center (HRC) at 8272 El Rio, Suite 190, Houston.  A guide to the 3.5 linear feet of material is online at:   http://mcgovern.library.tmc.edu/data/www/html/collect/manuscript/Desmond/MS054.html . Dr. Desmond (1916-2003) was a member of a 1950s… Continue Reading Dr. Desmond's papers now available […]

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