Blog Archives

Scholar-in-Residence

By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center Sophia Hsu, a doctoral candidate at Rice University, is the first Scholar-in-Residence at the McGovern Historical Center. The Scholar-in-Residence program is designed to allow researchers access to the McGovern Historical Center

Posted in Medical Archives, Outreach, Rare Books, Special Collections

E-Vesalius comes to TMC Library

  By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center The Electronic Vesalius project has come to the TMC Library. The e-Vesalius is a digital facsimile of Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica, a landmark text of Renaissance anatomy that

Posted in Anatomy, Archives, Medical Archives, Rare Books, Special Collections, Vesalius

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

Posted in Archives, Bertner, Manuscript Collection, Special Collections

Winter morning glory

By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Collections The Christmas season is here along with damp, grey skies. My to-do list is longer than usual, and my cure for holiday despair is eating sweets or spending money. First of all I

Posted in Archives, Manuscript Collection, Special Collections

Fracture Apparatus

by Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian I was going through the photograph files today, looking for some interesting images for our up coming centennial celebration, and I came across a envelope labeled “Fracture Apparatus, c. 1890s.” Obviously, I

Posted in Medical Archives, Special Collections

Life and Limb

By Philip Montgomery Archivist The Texas Medical Center Library is hosting a National Library of Medicine exhibit called Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War. Here Sandra Yates, archivist/special collections librarian, arranges lancets and an 18th century

Posted in Exhibits, Special Collections

Feigning neurological illness

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

Hysteria

by Philip Montgomery Female hysteria is the topic of today’s blog. MJ Figard, archivist and rare book librarian, recently acquired new books for our Rare Book Collection from Howard Rootenberg with B&L Rootenberg. The first is an 1889 two-volume set

Posted in Rare Books, Special Collections

Dissertations and Theses

The culmination of an advanced degree is usually a document describing and proving an original contribution to scholarship. Today’s scholars typically put their Dissertations or Theses online, such as the ones available at DigitalCommons@ The Texas Medical Center No electronic

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Posted in Rare Books, Special Collections

An archivist retires

Every archivist leaves behind a bit of themselves in the archives they oversee. The legacy might be simple, such as enhancing collections that are close to the archivist’s heart. It might be the act of embracing new ideas or taking

Posted in Archives, Manuscript Collection, Medical Archives, Rare Books, Special Collections