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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

Posted in Institutional Collection, Medical Archives

The TMC Flatiron that was not to be.

1966: “Bonanza” was in color[1], the shift dress was coming into vogue[2], the Beatles were singing improbably about being paperback writers[3], and international outer space law was well on its way to becoming reality[1]. The Library was considering an addition.

Posted in architecture, Institutional Collection

Medical World News: Contact Sheets and Photo Shoots

by Sandra YatesArchivist and Special Collections Librarian I’ve been working with a media firm to find archival materials for a documentary about the history of cancer. They are specifically looking for images within our Medical World News Collection. This project

Posted in Archives, Institutional Collection, Medical World News

Product News: Shopping Hints from 1967

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Archives Assistant, Gina, started a much-needed inventory of the Medical World News Collection this week. To our surprise, it isn’t just medical news! The archive staff had a great time looking at

Posted in Institutional Collection, Medical World News

The Doctor and the Herb-Woman

By Kiersten Bryant, archives metadata intern The McGovern Collections and Research Center is home to an extensive collection of original artwork published in various journals produced by the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation beginning in the early 1950s. One of these

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Medical World News: Conjoined Twins

by Sandra Yates, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Medical World News Collection is one of the largest and most interesting in the McGovern Historical Center. Comprised of over 80,000 photographic prints, slides, and negatives, it offers an expansive visual

Posted in Images, Institutional Collection, Medical Archives, Medical World News

Feigning neurological illness

Posted in Images, Institutional Collection, Medical Archives, Medical World News, Special Collections

Back in the saddle

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Figuratively, if not literally. Actually, we do have a saddle here at the McGovern Historical Research Center.  It came with the Methodist Hospital collection, although nobody at Methodist could tell Elizabeth White, at the

Posted in Artifacts, Institutional Collection

Air and Rail, 1944

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Guess what? Ephemera! I found a new cache this week and it’s too beautiful not to share.  The following come from a series of items related to the early days of the newly-founded Texas

Posted in Artifacts, Institutional Collection

Outdoor Sculpture in the Medical Center

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu It’s been a long week and–guess what?–I’m still going through slides.  I’ve learned more than I ever wanted to know about the ways in which plastic can deteriorate after a couple of decades.  Did

Posted in Images, Institutional Collection