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Norman E. Mann medical realia collection

  • MS 135
  • Collection
  • circa 1850-1950

Norman E. Mann medical realia collection is considered an artificial collection. Records indicate that Dr. and Mrs. Norman E. Mann donated the Mann medical regalia collection to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center in April of 2001. This collection contains a wide range of objects including: medical instruments, medicine bottles, medical equipment, human remains, dental ads and ephemera, and printed material. The collection was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Allison and the recovered objects vary in condition. Additional material has been added and continues to be added to the collection to supplement the objects lost due to Tropical Storm Allison.

The collection contains two hyfrecator machines from the 1940’s-1950. These machines are in relatively good condition and have all of the needed parts. A large doctor’s bag and its contents are also included within the collection. The bag and its contents are in fair condition. The bag contained many medicine bottles and packaging. This packaging is of notable ephemeral interest. The collection contains many medical instruments in varying conditions. As the objects are mostly metal and have undergone a flood, rust is present on many of the objects. Some objects are also incomplete. A few medical instruments cannot be identified due to a lack of completion. Several pacemakers are included within the collection and are in good condition. There are also four leather medical boxes containing medicine vials. The medicine vials are empty for the most part and in good condition. The leather boxes are fragile and exhibit leather rot. Glassware and antique glasses are also included. The glass objects are in good condition but should be handled with care. Enamel ware is also included within the collection consisting of funnels, bedpans, and instrument trays. Several microscopes can be found within the collection. Most of the microscopes are antique and oversized. There are many other oversized objects within the collection including a hospital toilet, a stereoscope, and an examination chair. Additionally, human remains in the form of gallstones and a radius bone are found within the collection. Overall the collection contains a large range of materials.

Physical Description: Collection consists of 14 document boxes and artifacts inventoried in the Garments, Artifacts and Framed section (GAF). The entire collection is comprised of artifacts and medical realia.

Subjects: Realia

McGovern Historical Center (artificial)

John R. Byers papers

  • MS 140
  • Collection
  • 1891-1951

This collection consists of assorted papers both personal and professional. The papers were removed from a large collection of books donated by Jim Warren and designated as the John R. Byers [book] collection. The papers include personal correspondence, numerous advertisements for medical tools and drugs, prescriptions, Lake Forest University's Rush Medical College materials, and a few Masonic-related papers. The materials are from primarily from the Midwest in the United States. The content's date range are from 1891 to 1951.

Subjects: general medical history

Byers, John R.

J. Richard Stanley family papers

  • MS 152
  • Collection
  • 1937-1959

This material comes the Stanley family medical supply business, which operated in the Houston area. J. Richard Stanley donated the items. There are two items in this collection both of which are basal metabolism testers from 1937 and later. This material covers the years circa 1937-1950s. This material was sold through the Stanley family medical supply store in Houston. This collection pertains to medical equipment used for testing basal metabolism in humans. This material was in the possession of the family as part of store inventory and later as personal possessions.

Subjects: Realia.

Stanley, J. Richard

Fleischmann's Compressed Yeast and Good Health pamphlet

  • MS 166
  • Collection
  • 1919

MS 166 Fleischmann's Compressed Yeast and Good Health pamphlet is a product of the Fleischmann Company. Published in 1919, the pamphlet presents compressed yeast as a Household Remedy for many ailments from pimples and boils to constipation and wasting diseases. This 26-page pamphlet was published by the The Fleischmann Company in New York. It measures 4.5 inches by 6.75 inches. The four-color cover is still rich with color. The pamphlet is in fairly good shape with paper that remains flexible. The collection is contained in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) within one folder measuring 0.0625 cubic feet.

Subjects: health care, home remedies

McGovern Historical Center (artificial)

Doan's Directory of the United States pamphlet

  • MS 167
  • Collection
  • 1932

MS 167 Doan's Directory of the United States pamphlet is a product of the Foster-Milburn Co. located in Buffalo, New York. Published in 1932, the pamphlet gives the population of cities in the U.S. as listed in the 1930 U.S. census. The pamphlet also includes testimonials, history, medicinal uses of Doan's Pills and other Doan products. This 34-page pamphlet was published by the Foster-Milburn Co. located in Buffalo, New York. It measures 5.5 inches by 8 inches. The pamphlet has a two-color cover. The pamphlet is in the early stages of becoming brittle. The collection contains one folder in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) box.

Subjects: U.S. census for 1930, health care, home remedies, Doan's Pills,

McGovern Historical Center (artificial)

Dental Ads from San Diego Union and ephemera

  • MS 134
  • Collection
  • 1700-1970

This collection contains ads, newspapers and other ephemera associated with San Diego and dental practice. The pages from the San Diego newspaper date from October 1912 and contain both ads and articles related to dental practice. The comic books are from 1974 and are of Doctor Strange and Action Comics featuring Superman. The drug advertisements range from the early 20th century to the 1970’s. One lithograph titled ‘The Lost Tooth’ by artist Chas A. Maclellan from the 20th century. There are several French dental related prints from the 18th century. Also there are early 19th century prints from London related to medical equipment and animal teeth structure. A set of acupuncture charts with labels in both English and Chinese. A large hanging ink drawing of primitives filing teeth to points is in moderate condition due to being stored folded for an extended period of time. A dental patent from 1869 for artificial teeth includes drawings of the apparatus and an official seal.

The collection is comprised of flat paper objects with a range of media and paper substrates. Objects date from the 18th century to the 1970’s. Overall the collection is in stable condition. The newspaper is acidic but in fair condition. The large hanging drawing is the most delicate object within the collection and should be handled with care and not folded. The collection takes up approximately 1.5 cubic feet (1 box and 1rolled object).

Subjects: Dentistry

McGovern Historical Center (artificial)