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Phonograph Record. Passing in Review, M. D. Anderson Hospital Blood Bank, 1946

"Passing in Review" is a radio program that aired on KPRC radio in Houston, Texas. First half of this episode provides a narrative of the process of donating blood to the M. D. Anderson Hospital Blood Bank. The second half of the episode has Dr. E. W. Bertner - acting director of M. D. Anderson Hospital - and first president of the Texas Medical Center - advocates for donating blood and cancer research. [E. W. Bertner, MD papers, MS002, Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center]

Phonograph Record. Dr. E. W. Bertner Addresses the 4th Symposium of Cancer Research, 1950

Dr. E. W. Bertner Addresses the 4th Symposium of Cancer Research. Dr. Bertner is the guest of honor for M. D. Anderson Hospital 4th Symposium of Cancer Research in 1950. He addressed the meeting remotely from his residence in the Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas. [E. W. Bertner, MD papers, MS002, Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center]

Ernst William Bertner, MD papers

  • MS 002
  • Collection
  • 1908-1978

The Ernst W. Bertner, MD papers (MS002) is 6.5 cubic feet and consists of seven documents boxes and two oversize boxes. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, speeches, certificates, official appointments, newsclippings, scrapbooks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and realia that detail the personal life, professional activities, and leadership of Dr. Ernst W. Bertner in Houston and the Texas Medical Center. The materials are in good condition.

Bertner, Ernst William

Series I. Personal

This series contains biographical information, obituaries, documents from his World War I service, personal correspondence including letters to Julia Williams, memorials, pages from scrapbooks and memorabilia.

Series II. Professional Activities: M. D. Anderson Hospital

This series contains material transferred from MS070 Papers of R. Lee Clark. Included are interviews, speeches, articles and correspondence by and about Dr. Bertner. Much of the material is research for biographical articles and publications after Bertner’s death, including transcripts and notes from interviews with Dr. Bertner’s colleagues and his widow, Julia Williams Naylor. This series also includes documents relating a Medical Goodwill Trip to evaluate cancer research conducted by Dr. Emanuel Rivici in Mexico City.

Series IV. Addendum

This series was added to the collection in 2013 through a gift by Dr. Bertner’s niece, Julie Thurmond. The series contains correspondence, publications, and ephemera along with photographs that document Dr. Bertner’s personal and professional life.

Texas Medical Center Dedicatory Dinner Menu and Program

Texas Medical Center Dedicatory Dinner Menu and Program, also featuring a map of the Texas Medical Center. Program includes Invocation by Rev. T. P. O'Rourke; Purposes and Influences of Medical Centers by Dr. Raymond B. Allen; Texas Medical Center, Its History to Date by George A. Hill, Jr.; Presentation of the Title to Texas Medical Center Property by M. D. Anderson Foundation; Texas Medical Center, Its Future by Dr. E. C. Bertner [sic]; Benediction by Dr. Allen Green; and Music by String Ensemble, Houston Symphony Orchestra.

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Invitation, Program, and Remarks for Breaking Ground of MD Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research

Invitation, Map, and Program. Invitation reads, "The Board of Regents of the University of Texas and The Director and Staff of the M.D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research request the honor of your presence at the Breaking of the Ground for the New Hospital Building at The Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas Wednesday, December twenty, four o'clock." Program includes "The Star Spangled Banner;" Invocation by Rev. Charles L. King, D.D.; Greeting by Dr. Randolph Lee Clark, Jr.; Introduction of Official Guests; Address by Judge James Pinckney Hart; Tribute to the Memory of the Late E. W. Bertner, M.D.; Breaking of the Ground; "The Eyes of Texas;" and Benediction by Rev. John J. Roach.

Remarks of Dudley K. Woodward, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Unviersity of Texas on the occasion of Breaking Ground for the M.D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research Houston, Texas. Included is a remembrance of E. W. Bertner noting, "Throughout time as The Texas Medical Center grows and the University of Texas in this Center grows with it, the name of Ernest [sic] William Bertner will be upon the lips and in the hearts of all those who appraise at their true worth vision, determination and courage beyond belief."

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