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Women Physicians

  • MS 123
  • Collection
  • 1855-1996

This collection includes newspaper clippings, medical license update cards, copies of journal articles and book chapters, and other material relating to women in medicine, and female doctors in Texas in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Subjects: Family practice, midwife.

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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

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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

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AIDS Practice Manual

  • MS 138
  • Collection
  • 1991

This a publication titled "AIDS Practice Manual: A Legal and Educational Guide"; third edition, published in 1991 by the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network in conjunction with AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Gay Men's Health Crisis, and Whitman-Walker Clinic. This publication covers core materials, personal and financial matters, discrimination, criminal justice, child welfare and custody, federal policies, and other topics. The publication is bound in a hard-back binder and is in excellent condition. Collection equals 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).

Subjects: HIV/AIDS, National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network

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Folleto del Plan de Leccion de Lesion a la Medula Espinal

  • MS 149
  • Collection
  • circa 1980-2001

This is a 150-page lesson plan or class outline titled "Folleto del Plan de Leccion de Lesion a la Medula Espinal" written by Phyllis Syers, RN, MSN, and Jean Ackerman, RN, MSN, CCRN. The materials are in Spanish. The material was probably created between 1980 and 2001. This appears to have been created in part by Baylor College of Medicine and The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR). The material shows some water damage. This collection is 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

Physical Description: This collection of 150 pages shows some water damage in the form of staining and warped pages. However, the material is easily readable. This lesson plan or course outline originally was in a vinyl binder. The papers were removed from the binder, placed in acid-free folders and then in an acid-free box. The vinyl binder was discarded. This collection is 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

Subjects: spinal cord injuries, Phyllis Syers, Jean Ackerman, rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, TIRR, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research

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Hiroshima Scrapbook

  • MS 155
  • Collection
  • 1948

This collection consists of three pages from a scrapbook and 23 photos depicting scenes in Hiroshima and staff members of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC). This scrapbook may have belonged to Louise Cavagnaro, RN, who was a nurse with the ABCC in Hiroshima in 1948, when many of the pictures were taken. Cavagnaro donated her ABCC papers to the Texas Medical Center Library. Those papers seem to have been integrated into other collections or into the ABCC photo collection. These scrapbook pages were found in the archive without any descriptive data or record. All photos are provided with clear captions except for a photo of Cavagnaro, who is known through other photos that she donated to the archive. Each page measures 11 inches by 14 inches.

Subjects: ABCC, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Louise Cavagnaro, Hiroshima.

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"Lypemaniaque" reproduction prints

  • MS 158
  • Collection
  • 1963

According to the document, this collections consists of reproductions of engravings which first appeared as "illustrations to Maladies Mentales,an early 19th century work on mental patients and their care...." Jean Étienne Esquirol published this work after observing mental patients at the hospital in Charenton, France. Wyeth Laboratories in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, produced the prints in 1963. The collection is contained in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) within one folder measures about 0.05 cubic feet.

Subjects: Reproduction prints of 1838 of the work of Jean Etienne Esquirol.

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Baptist Hospital letter to Houston donor

  • MS 163
  • Collection
  • July 17, 1924

This collection consists of 1 letter from 1924 on Baptist Hospital stationary from Robert Jolly, hospital superintendent, to Mrs. S.F. Carter asking her to send a check to furnish a room in the new hospital. Physical Description: The paper is fragile and subject to degradation. The paper has torn along the folds. The collection is contained in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) within one folder measuring 0.0625 cubic feet.

Subjects: Baptist Hospital, Houston, Robert Jolly, Mrs. S. F. Carter, Women's Auxiliary

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Methodist Hospital Diagnostic Clinic implosion video

  • MS 164
  • Collection
  • June 25, 2006

The Methodist Hospital Diagnostic Clinic implosion video is a digital recording of the 15-story Diagnostic Clinic on June 25, 2006. The building was located at 6448 Fannin St. between Main St. and Fannin St. at the intersection of M.D. Anderson and Fannin in the Texas Medical Center. The building was imploded to make way for a new 1.6 million square foot outpatient center for The Methodist Hospital. This digital video runs 38 second with audio. The video has a running title of TMH Implosion 06.25.06. The format is Windows Media Audio/Video file (wmv). The size of the file is 2.50 MB. The frame width is 640 pixels and the frame height is 480 pixels. The frame rate is 30 frames per second. The audio has a bit rate of 166 kbps with 2 stereo channels and an audio sample rate of 44 kHz. This copy of the video was created in July 2006. The creator of the original file is unknown. There are three digital copies on DVD and CD. The collection is held in a folder in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS).

Subjects: The Methodist Hospital, Diagnostic Clinic, implosion, Texas Medical Center

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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

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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,

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Hurricane Katrina nursing stories

  • MS 175
  • Collection
  • 2005

Dr. Sharon K. Ostwald, PhD, RN, FGSA, donated these recordings of nurses experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans, and Hurricane Rita. Many of the accounts are from nurses who responded to the flood of refugees from New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. The City of Houston opened the George R. Brown convention center to the refugees. This collection consists of 5 CDs, 2 DVDs, 2 microcassettes audio tapes, three digital videocassettes, and release forms for some of the speakers. The material is in good condition.

Subjects: emergency care, University of Texas School of Nursing, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita

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United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Atomic Bombs, Japan's Struggle to End the War

  • MS 177
  • Collection
  • 1946

The United States Strategic Bombing Survey consists of two pamphlets published in 1946 by the United States government’s Strategic Bombing Survey. There are two titles in the collection: “The Effects of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki” published 30 June, 1946 and “Japan’s Struggle to End the War” published 1 July, 1946. Both publications are important to understanding some aspects of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Both pamphlets are fairly good shape although the acidic paper has lost flexibility.

Both pamphlets are fairly good shape although the acidic paper has lost flexibility will start to crumble in a few years. Care should be used when handling these documents. Conservation work or copying will be critical to preserve the material. The pamphlets are 8.5 inches wide by 10.25 inches long. The collection contains one folder in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) box.

Subjects: World War II, atomic bombs, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, strategic bombing, United States Strategic Bombing Survey

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Japanese parasite moulage

  • MS 185
  • Collection
  • circa 20th century

This moulage is Japanese in origin based on the use of hiragana, katakana and kanji characters in the text. The 3-dimensional representation of a human torso depicts various parasites and the foods with which the parasites are associated, including green leafy vegetables, fish and other types of seafood. The moulage was framed with a glass front. However the glass was chemically interacting with the printed text surrounding the moulage. The moulage was removed from the frame, placed in a clear polypropylene sleeve and boxed. The moulage contains its original backing.

Subjects: moulage of parasites with text about parasite vectors, including fish and vegetables.

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Visiting public health nursing uniforms

  • MS 190
  • Collection
  • Circa 1960s

The Visiting public health nursing uniforms collection contains visiting public health nursing uniforms used in the 1960s. The uniforms are one piece dresses with sleeves and skirts above the knee made from polyester-cotton. Each has a matching beret. One uniform is dark blue and one is light blue. Both uniforms are in good condition, although the light blue uniform has sweat stains under the armpits. Both uniforms were donated by Adrian Melissinos, RN, PhD, a Houston resident.

The uniforms are one piece dresses with sleeves and skirts above the knee made from polyester-cotton. Each has a matching beret. One uniform is dark blue and one is light blue. Both uniforms are in good condition, although the light blue uniform has sweat stains under the armpits.

Subjects: Visting public health nursing

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Japanese wood block prints

  • MS 205
  • Collection
  • 1830, 1910-1920

The Japanese wood block prints collection consists of Japanese woodblock prints that were acquired by the McGovern Historical Center over time. How the prints came to archive is uncertain. However, it the opinion of the archive staff that the prints were part of other Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission collections acquired by ABCC staff during their work in Japan. The prints lack provenance, but because of their cultural value the prints are being preserved. The collection contains one folder in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) oversize box.

There are three prints. “Plum Blossoms and Long Tailed Bird” by Utagawa HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), printed in 1830 in Edo period in the uyiko-e style and measuring 6 15/16 inches wide by 15 1/16 inches tall. HIROSHIGE is considered to be the last great artist in that style. This print is a polychrome woodblock print, in and color on paper.

The other two prints are in the Shin-hanga style, which is a style associated with prints produced around 1910 to 1920. They are from the famous Night Scenes series, characterized by the use of blue and black ink to create the night scences. The prints are known as “Lake Biwa,” depicting a small boat on Lake Biwa and “Ohashi Bridge at Atako,” depicting travelers crossing the bridge at night. The artist for both prints is Shoda KOHO (1878-1946). The prints measure 7.5 inches wide by 10.25 inches tall. They are referred to by collectors as (chuban-sized prints).

Subjects: Wood block prints, Hiroshige, Koho, ukiyo-e style, shin-hanga print, Ohashi Bridge, Lake Biwa.

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Buddhist in Gold on Shoji Paper

  • MS 232
  • Collection
  • undated

Buddhist in Gold on Shoji Paper contains, a single page containing a color illustration and inscription in Mandarin Chinese of a descriptive poem. Illustration made on Shoji paper. The item is in good condition. Page measures 34.5 centimeters by 33 centimeters; 0.0625 cubic feet (one folder).

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