- 1946 February 11
Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction, looking north to the bayou. Machinery clears the site, with dirt and logs visible.
Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction, looking north to the bayou. Machinery clears the site, with dirt and logs visible.
Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction, looking southeast. Building foundation and pillars are visible, while work on the first floor has begun.
Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction, looking north to the bayou. The expanse of the facility is emerging, and some areas have multiple stories, but few walls exist. A crane and several workers are at the site.
Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction, looking north the bayou. Only structural elements of the building are visible in the foreground, while the facade has been added to the building wing in the distance.
Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction. Work on the third story has begun, and a small portion of the facade has been added. Workers are visible throughout the site.
Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction, looking north the bayou. The facade has been added to a significant portion of the structure, but additions are ongoing. Windows have not been added, and the surrounding area is dirt.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking southeast across Main Street. Hermann Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are visible with Hermann Park and extensive woodlands behind them.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking northwest. Baylor College of Medicine is in the foreground, with Hermann Hospital, and the Hermann Professional Building behind it. Rice University is also visible in the background. Much of the surrounding area remains wooded.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking east. Rice Stadium and a neighborhood are visible in the foreground. Hermann Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hopsital, M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital are visible, with Hermann Park in the distance.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking south. Hermann Hospital and the Hermann Professional Building are in the foreground, with Baylor College of Medicine, M. D. Anderson Hospital, and Methodist Hospital visible further back. The area behind the hospitals remains wooded.
The Herman Walter Johnson, MD papers (MS001) is .25 cubic feet and consists of 1 box and oversized materials. It contains Dr. Johnson's autobiography (Reminiscences of a Male Midwife), United States Army appointment, news articles, certificates, and medical licenses that document the life, career, and military service of Dr. Herman Johnson. The records pertain to the geographic areas of Buffalo, New York and Houston, Texas. The materials are in good condition.
Johnson, Herman Walter
This video by the Junior League of Houston presents the findings of the League’s Mental Health Study Group convened in January 1957 to look at mental health services in Houston, Texas. The group points out problems including understaffing, lack of training opportunities, and limited facilities. At the time only Baylor University College of Medicine and the University of Houston had programs to train mental health professionals. In addition there were long wait times for mental health patients to be seen at hospitals. The Study Group suggests that the university programs need to be expanded to attract more mental health students and facilities need more funding. The video covers mental health services for both adults and children in Houston. The video also mentions the shifting idea that mental illness is a disease and talks about the emerging research that is being done.
"Help Wanted" was produced in the mid 1950's by The Junior League of Houston. League members Julia Schnapp, Sadie Cowin Blackbusn and Evelyn Houston were instrumental in the creation of them film. This documentary, along with its sister documentary, "In Their Shoes" examine the need for creating and maintaining mental health services in Houston, Texas.
The Walter H. Moursund, MD papers contains biographical material, a manuscript, miscellaneous correspondence, pamphlets, survey reports, press clippings, department reports, Baylor College of Medicine clippings, programs, directories and miscellaneous documents, articles related to many Houston area medical institutions and other paper materials related to the career of Walter Moursund in internal medicine and at Baylor college of Medicine.
Subjects: Internal Medicine/Baylor College of Medicine
Moursund, Walter H.
Demonstration from May 1962 of surgical repair of ventricular septal defect on a pediatric patient. Film has voice over.
The Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute images consists of two images. One image is a painting, printed facsimile on canvas, in a frame of Ray Kay Daily, MD. The second is a photo of the Baylor College of Medicine building in the Texas Medical Center taken about 1965.
The portrait within the frame measures 17.5 inches by 26 inches. The frame measures 37.5 inches by 28.5 inches. The portrait is signed but the signature is unintelligible. The portrait depicts Dr. Daily in youthful middle age with her left shoulder toward the viewer and the left profile of her face visible. Her dark hair is swept up and her left shoulder is bare. According to her son Dr. Lewis Daily, the portrait was painted in Berlin in 1923 by a renowned portrait painter. The name of the artist on the right corner of the painting is illegible. Dr. Daily was born March 16, 1891 and died November 28, 1975. According to the Handbook of Texas, Dr. Daily was an eye surgeon and author and was one of the first women to graduate from a Texas medical school. She played a prominent role in public education in Houston and was a leading physician and teacher in Houston hospitals and at Baylor College of Medicine.
Subjects: Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute, Women in medicine, Ray K. Daily MD
Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute
The Harris County Association of General Practice is a component branch of the American Academy of General Practice and the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of General Practice. Through the diligent efforts of Dr. Lyman C. Blair and others a charter was issued on July 23rd, 1948, thereby establishing the Harris County Chapter.
The collection documents the history of a local medical association and to some extent the attitudes with the field of general practice.
Harris County Academy of General Practice
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking southeast across Main Street. Extensive development including parking lots is apparent. Hermann Park remains visible behind Hermann Hospital.
The collection begins with Dr. Cady's transfer from Dallas to Houston upon the establishment of Houston's Veterans Administration Hospital in 1949, and follows through his resignation in 1963, and some post-resignation consulting. Subjects: Veterans Hospital and Methodist Hospital
Cady, Lee D.
Dr. Michael E. Debakey, President of Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Research and Training Center at Methodist Hospital, pauses to check vital signs of a patient undergoing open heart surgery.
The files contain curriclum vita and lists compiled by Dr. Kahn of his published and unpublished writings. Correspondence contains letters between Dr. Alex D. Pokorny, Mrs. Kahn and others following Dr. Kahn's death. Photographs of Dr. Kahn with other professors in 1960 and ca. 1930 (with some identification) are included.
Copies, most original reprints from the journals, of all published articles and copies of all unpublished writings, which were frequently given as lectures, are in the collection. Some of the published articles are in German. An unpublished manuscript for a longer work, The Eternal Psychopath, is included.
The files also contain copies of reports to the Dean at Yale, annual reports (Baylor 1957-58, 1959-60), correspondence with Dr. H. Schipperges, reprints of Dr. Kraepelin's writings, and reviews of Dr. Kahn's writing and miscellaneous writings by others.
Michael K. O’Heeron, MD papers contain materials such as photographs, journals, articles, conference, office and personal notes that he produced during his tenure at Baylor College of Medicine and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Correspondences with the State Medical Association of Texas, the University of Nuevo Leon, International College of Surgeons in particular Dr. Julio Pow Sang, and the IV Peruvian Conference on Urology are included. The collection is 0.75 cubic feet (2 boxes). The materials are in good condition.
O'Heeron, Michael K.
The Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers contain research journals, reprints, magazines, reports, symposia and an undated manuscript related to her career in virology. Materials focus on the research that she conducted and collected between 1956 and 1974.
The Saul Kit, PhD papers contain research journals, reprints, copies, and an undated manuscript documenting his career in biochemistry. This collection focuses on his research published from 1958-1974. The collection consists of one box, equaling .25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.
The Leon Dmochowski, MD, PhD papers contain article reprints, reports and an undated manuscript related to his career in oncology and virology. The collection contains 2 boxes equaling 1 cubic foot, the materials are mostly in good condition. One item has water damage.
The Walter J. Stork, MD papers (MS 009) is .5 cubic feet and consists of 1 document box. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, official documents, news clippings, that detail the personal life, professional activities, medical related records and papers associated with the experiences of Dr. Stork his work for Baylor College of Medicine and also his contributions to the Houston Texas Medical Center. The materials are in good condition. Ink applied by typewriters is clearly legible in the documents. The records pertain to the geographic areas of Houston, Texas. The material is unrestricted.
Stork, Walter J.
Dr. Robert P Williams in wheelchair with award, Dr Hilde Bruch standing with award, Dr Michael E DeBakey standing in surgical garb
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
Scope & Content: James Greenwood, Jr., M.D., had a distinguished career in neurological surgery. He was born in Seguin, Texas July 19, 1907 and died July 3, 1993. During his long career, he was chairman of neurosurgery at Methodist Hospital, president of Methodists Hospital staff from 1943 to 1953 and 1957 to 1958, acting chair of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 1944, and continued to serve for many years. In 1975, he received the distinguished Houston Surgeon Award from the Houston Surgical Society. He was a member of numerous local, state and national medical-related boards and organizations. He was a 1927 graduate of Rice University.
Greenwood, James, Jr.
The Howard T. Barkley, MD papers (MS 028) contains degrees, licenses, newsletters, clippings, photographs, certificates, awards, and a book that document the career of Dr. Howard T. Barkley in thoracic surgery. The collection primarily focuses on Dr. Barkley's academic and professional achievements; however, there is a small series on his personal life as well as a collection of photographs. The collection consists of 3 boxes (1 document and 2 oversized) and equals 2.25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.
Barkley, Howard T.
A. Louis Dippel, MD papers contains biographical documents including curriculum vitae and autobiography, and reprints of articles related to the career of A. Louis Dippel in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
Dippel, A. Louis
The Edward Trowbridge Wolf, MD, papers (MS003) is 3 cubic feet and consists of 7 document boxes with some materials also located in the communal oversize box. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, certificates, official documents, news clippings, telegrams, drawings, and books that detail the personal life, professional activities, medical related records and papers associated with the World War II experiences of Dr. Edward Trowbridge Wolf in the Pacific Theater, various stateside military posts and also the Houston Texas Medical Center. Wolf was the executor of estate for Mr. Isiah Leebove and as a result the legal and financial documents related to the Leebove estate are included here. The materials are in good condition; however there is some evidence of water damage probably caused by the flooding of the archives during tropical storm Allison in 2001. As a result, ink applied by pens often has been washed away or is illegible. Ink applied by typewriters is clearly legible in the documents. After the flood, the archivists took steps to preserve and restore the collection. The material is unrestricted with a few exceptions (for Patients Diagnosis) that are clearly marked in the detailed description and on the box and folders. The collection is 3 cubic feet (7 boxes) and in good condition.
Wolf, Edward Trowbridge
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection contains photographic materials that document the growth and development of the TMC from the 1930s to 1980s. The collection consists of 2525 items and includes photographic prints, aerial photographs, negatives, transparencies and printed materials. The materials depict the institutions of the TMC, their staff, facilities, services, and patient care. Images show buildings and their construction as well as some photographic copies of architectural renderings. Aerial photographs from the 1940s to 1980s show the TMC grow from marshland to an urban center. The collection provides images of the leaders and historical figures that shaped the TMC from concept to reality. The collection totals 7 boxes, equaling 3.5 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.
Texas Medical Center
George J. Ehni, MD papers contains documents relating to Dr. Ehni’s life and career in neurology, including correspondence, manuscripts, research materials, and reprints. Some of these materials appear to be related to lectures or talks given by Ehni.
The Homer E. Prince, MD papers (MS038) is .25 cubic foot and consists of 1 document box. This collection documents the professional career of Dr. Homer E. Prince. The collection includes brief biographical information (1 document), and the remaining materials are composed of Dr. Prince's reprints published research within a range of medical and academic journals. Dr. Prince's research includes: reports on mold allergies; respiratory diseases, infections, and treatements; papers on allergies to various biological and evironemental agents; and various other treatments for allergies. The reprints date between 1934-1983. The collection is in good condition.
Prince, Homer, E.
The Hilde Bruch, MD papers contains reprints, books, office files, patient records. The early gift of books and reprints, and the posthumous donation of books and papers have been integrated into the larger group of office records, making the total size of the collection 56 cubic feet. The processor of the papers has for the most part left Dr. Bruch's own arrangement intact. The arrangement includes office files, patient records dating from the 1940's, correspondence from colleagues as well as hundreds of letters from lay persons acquainted with Dr. Bruch's work on eating disorders. There are reprints from colleagues, correspondence with publishers, family and friends. Also included is same correspondence from Dr. Bruch's family in Germany and the Netherlands, and memorabilia from her long career in America. Dr. Bruch's papers offer important insights into psychiatric trends in the second half of the twentieth century, particularly into the treatment of psycho-social illness. They also detail in the life history of an individual, the personal and cultural crises precipitated by exile from Nazi Germany, and the struggle of women for greater participation in science and medicine, both significant phenomena in the history of this century. The collection equals 56 cubic feet consisting of 84 boxes.
Bruch, Hilde, 1904-1984
The Russell A. Huggins, PhD papers contains bound reprinted research articles and loose reprints related to the research of Russell Huggins in the field of physiology. The collection consists of 1 box equaling 0.25 cubic feet. Materials are in fair condition.
Huggins, Russell A.
The William Fields, MD papers contain scientific meeting booklets, academic books, binders containing case histories, research, symposium notes, and correspondence relating to the publication of his research of materials related to his career in Neurology. The collection consists of five boxes and equals 2.5 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.
The Hebbel Hoff, M.D., collection (MS 023) includes reprints and journal articles, a hospital survey, newsletters, a CV, and other ephemera. The material is loosely arranged by type of document.
Collection contains a digital copy of a 1992 video recording of author/activist Jan de Hartog (1914 April 22 – 2002 September 22) speaking about the Jefferson Davis Hospital scandal of the 1960’s. De Hartog was a longtime resident of Houston and member of Live Oak Friends Meeting, and personal friend of the donors. The original video was recorded by Warren, Ph.D., and Marsha Holleman, M.D., also members of Live Oak and faculty at Baylor College of Medicine.
Subjects: Live Oak Friends Meeting, community health, Jefferson Davis Hospital, oral history, Healthcare for the Homeless.
Live Oak Friends Meeting
Papers consist primarily of personal and professional correspondence; board meeting and committee meeting minutes and reports; drafts, manuscripts, and published professional papers (including several first drafts handwritten by Dr. Taylor); documentation chronicling his role with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in Japan, his role in the organization and development of a regional medical plan centered in Houston, of the University of Texas (UT) Postgraduate School of Medicine and its Division of Continuing Education, and of M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute (MDAH), currently known as UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and its renowned Department of Pediatrics; applications and correspondence regarding funding for a wide range of research, continuing education, and community projects. The collection consists of 45 boxes equaling 23 cubic feet contain personal and biographical papers, documentation of appointments, meetings, boards and committees, continuing education, and other paper materials.
Subjects: ABCC, Oncology. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.
Taylor, H. Grant
The Alan Cooper collection includes a bound finding aid for the Hilde Bruch papers; some administrative publications from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and research and notes relating to various classes and seminars. The materials date from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s.
Subjects: psychiatry, psychoanalysis, Baylor College of Medicine, mental health.
Cooper, Alan B.
This appears to be the master database of the folks invited to our International Conference hosted by TMH, BCM, THMRF etc. in 1993? It is a treasure trove of those we initially invited from both Israel, Japan, former USSR (Russia, Ukraine, etc.) and of course USA! It has phone and institutional affiliations, flights, etc.
The bulk of the Raymond D. Pruitt Papers consists of original manuscripts and/or copies of his professional and personal writings. A bibliography compiled from his curriculum vitae, documents in the papers and a PubMed search is provided. The major portion of his published and non-published documents cited in the bibliography are in this collection. Also included are photographs used in some of the printed articles and correspondence about some of his writings.
Personal material includes original correspondence and photographic negatives from his year at Oxford University. Copies of some of Dr. Pruitt's medical records are in the collection. A reflex hammer and stethoscope labeled with his name. Some personal remembrances of his youth, college and university life are included in letters and printed material.
Studio photographic portraits of various sizes are included in the collection. Diplomas, awards and commendations are also included. There are several folders which contain information about his tenure as an officer and as President of the American Osler Society.
There is information about the establishment of the Mayo Medical School and its beginning years. Included in the letters is correspondence about his decision to leave Baylor College of Medicine to undertake that endeavor. Copies of many publications which covered the origin of the School are included.
Pruitt, Raymond D.
This Executive Summary report gives a synopsis of our FIRST trip from February 12-21, to the city of Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan that established the AIHA, TMH, BCM partnership. Great first impressions and orientation to what follows. A lot of prep went into this including getting letters from key Texas players including one from Governor George W. Bush, Texas to Governor Galimzhan B. Jakianov.
Note to have TJ Dunlap (consultant to Armin's group at BCM) to prepare for upcoming visit by Governor Jakianov. Some good initial planning for events with TMH, Mayor, and Santa Fe Gold ... but more followed this including a meeting with Governor Bush and more. A very important step in this partnership for sure.
The Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers (MS032) consists of biographical information, correspondence, professional records, certificates, professional organizaiton records, notebooks, travel books, scrapbooks, photographs audiovisual materials, ephemera, and artifacts that document the life, family, and career of Dr. Ruth Hartgraves. Genealogical information about her family includes materials about her sister, Hallie Hartgraves, who was a physician before she became a religious nun.
Information about Dr. Hartgraves' medical practice includes notebooks she made and reference books she used in the care of her patients. There is information about her hospital appointments and medical associations to which she belonged. Significant information is available about the American Medical Women's Association, especially during her presidency in 1963.
Several scrapbooks, folders and photographs document her life as a professional woman in Houston from the 1930s through the 1980s.
Dr. Hartgraves received several prestigious honors. The awards and background material on each of the ceremonies is preserved.
Dr. Hartgraves involvement in the cultural life of Houston is documented with notes she took on operas and ephemera from several events she attended. Her main hobby of world travel is covered through travel notebooks, passports and itineraries. Some mementoes acquired during her travels are also available.
Materials include notebooks and calendars that Dr. Hartgraves kept near the end of her life as she lived with dementia. She left notes to herself to remember.
The collection equals 20 cubic feet and consists of 32 boxes. The materials are in good condition.
The Frank W. Putnam papers contains RERF board of directors correspondence and board meeting reports, budget draft proposals, electrophoresis article reprints, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki Revisited”, medical dosimetry, assembly of life sciences, advisory committee meeting, meetings and conclusion of scientific council, genetic study conference, publications, and other material related to the work of Dr. Putnam. Collection consists of 5 boxes totaling 3 cubic feet of various paper material.
Subjects: ABCC, Cardiology. Baylor College of Medicine.
Putnam, Frank W.
The Methodist Hospital records contains materials from the Methodist Hospital and the Bluebird Circle covering the years from the 1940s into the 1990s. The materials are generally in good condition. Materials include newsletters, news clippings, minutes, press releases, article drafts, scrapbooks, general historical information, photographs, sound recordings, and brochures. The Methodist Hospital History Project is included in this collection but was donated complete and has its own inventory.
Subjects: Methodist Hospital, hospitals.
Methodist Hospital (Houston, Tex.)
The Francis Catlin, MD papers contains photographs, pamphlets, magazines, university and government publications, notes from his medical research and experiments, and letters to colleagues documenting the research and the professional life of Francis Catlin, MD.
Francis Catlin was born on December 6, 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1948 from Johns Hopkins University, where he also served two residencies in otolaryngology and. Dr. Catlin served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps from 1950-1952 at the rank of Captain and was the Assistant Chief of E.N.T. Service, U.S. Air Force, 1100th Medical Group, Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Dr. Catlin taught and conducted research as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins from 1955-1972. There, he was a part of the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Hygiene’s Environmental Medicine Department, and the Public Administration. In 1972 Dr. Catlin and his family moved to Houston, Texas, where he accepted the appointments: as Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology; as Chief-of-Service in the department of Otolaryngology at St. Luke’s Episcopal the and Texas Children’s Hospitals; and as the Director of the Speech, Language, and Learning Disorders at the Texas Children’s Hospital. Print finding aid by Margaret Irwin, 1992/1996.
Subjects: Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Watauru W. Sutow, MD papers, MS 035, primarily cover the professional life of Dr. Sutow. The collection contains correspondence and memorandum, committee minutes and reports, drafts, manuscripts, and published professional papers; journal article reprints, personal correspondence and memorabilia; and a collection of slides and audio cassette tapes. The collection is in good condition. The papers span the years 1929-1996 with the bulk of material ranging from 1948 to 1981. The collection consists of 43 cubic feet (86 boxes, including 1 oversize box).
Sutow, Wataru W. (Wataru Walter), 1912-1981
The Children's Nutrition Research Center records contains annual Reports, Nutrition & Your Child, CNRC news July/August 1996, Nutrition for the Future, Advances in Research 1991, Facility Feasibility Study, and Brochures.
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Earl J. Brewer, MD papers consist primarily of professional correspondence; organization and protocols for national and international cooperative medical studies; grant applications and correspondence regarding a wide range of local, state and national research and coordinated care/case management projects concerning chronic illnesses in children; various organizations' board meeting and committee meeting minutes and reports; drafts, manuscripts, and reprints of published professional papers and books; documentation of Dr. Brewer's founding and chairing the Texas Children's Hospital's Pediatric Rheumatology Center, Baylor College of Medicine's Rheumatology Section of the Pediatric Department, Kelsey-Seybold's Pediatric Department, and the Pediatric Rheumatology Study Group; records of Dr. Brewer's oxygen tent patent, of his organization and participation in Houston's Family-to-Family Network, the 1987 Surgeon General's Conference which was held in Houston, the American Rheumatism Association Conferences of Rheumatic Diseases in Park City, UT, American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics Rheumatology Section, and the American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Sub-specialty; certificates, awards, and honors bestowed upon Dr. Brewer in recognition of his professional achievements; video and audio cassettes and films, photographs, slides, and scrapbook and other oversize memorabilia. Earl Brewer died on March 19, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 86.
The collection consists of 106 boxes equaling 60 cubic feet contain publications, scrapbooks, correspondence, grant applications, other printed material, audiovisual materials (audio cassettes, video cassettes, and 16mm films), photographs and slides. Materials are in good condition.
Brewer, Earl J.
The Harris Busch papers is a conglomeration of reprinted research conducted by Dr. Harris Busch and his colleagues. The reprints are bound into volumes according to year. Dr. Busch's research was conducted at a variety of institutions including the Department of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Pathology at Yale University; University of Wisconsin Madison; and the Department of Pharmacology at University of Illinois. However, most of his research in the collection was conducted at the Department of Pharmacology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he was Professor in the Department of Pharmacology. He would conduct research regarding cellular metabolism, cancer, toxicology, and pharmacology within the Department of Pharmacology at Baylor College of Medicine from approximately 1962-1997. This collection includes: publications, reports, research, reprints, and patents.
Subjects: Cancer, Toxicology, Pharmacology
The Stanley Donald Greenberg (1930-1999) papers comprise artworks, medical and popular publications, photographs, teaching slides, and awards. The bulk of the materials seems to date from the 1980s and 1990s, and they may have been donated by a relative named Joanne.
Greenberg, Stanley Donald
The Randall Wright papers on Kazakhstan health care are related to a Baylor College of Medicine and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) conducted health care initiatives among populations in Kazakhstan and other regions the former Soviet Union. The initial assessment was related to the affects of above ground nuclear testing of weapons on regional populations. Randall Wright is a former administrator with Methodist Hospital and UMCOR. These papers are from materials he preserved from his work in the area in the 1990s. The collection includes photos, PowerPoint slides printed on paper, regional maps, correspondence, and memos. The collection is in good condition and measures about one cubic foot (one box).
Subjects: Radiation Effects and Events, Baylor College of Medicine, United Methodist Committee on Relief ( UMCOR )
The Samuel Bloom, Ph.D., collection consists of materials related to his career as Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine.
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
John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center
The papers of John P. McGovern document his medical career, the creation of the McGovern Allergy Clinic, his editorial and writing leadership, and his founding assistance and support for the American Osler Society. Dr. McGovern was energetic in leading many medical associations, promoting humanism in medicine.
Subjects: Allergy, philanthropy
McGovern, John P.
The Teresa Hayes, MD, PhD papers contains photographs, artifacts, documents, speeches, and books related to Dr. Hayes’ work with Dr. Armin Weinberg radiation effects and events projects and the United Methodist Health Initiative. in Kazakhstan and Russia. The collection equals about .5 cubic foot (1 box) and includes 286 photographs.
Subjects: Radiation Effects and Events, Baylor College of Medicine
The Charles T. L. Huang, PhD papers contain notebooks, experiment lab data, professional papers of Dr. Huang that detail his career at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. The collection consists of 5 boxes and loose materials (binders, notebooks) equaling 5 cubic feet.
Subjects: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine.
Huang, Charles T. L.
The TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection contains photographs, negatives, slides, published prints, printed materials, postcards, framed images, audiovisual materials, and a plaque. The collection consists of roughly 5300 items, which includes individual 35mm slides, 35mm negatives, 120 format negatives, photographic prints, and other printed materials. This is an artificial collection of several types of images collected by or donated to the McGovern Historical Center (MHC) through the years. The bulk of the materials date from 1940 to 1990. The entire collection depicts images from 1543 to 2004. The earliest date is related to copy photographs of pages from the 1543 edition of the Fabrica by Andreas Vesalius. Other early dates are framed prints of well-known medical pioneers from the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. Some dates describe the date of the copy photograph others describe the date of the original image. The collection illustrates the history of medicine around the world and more acutely the Texas Medical Center and Texas Medical Center Library. Majority of the materials have been removed from this collection and incorporated into the original collections or new collections based on the donor records.
The collection is arranged into three series: Cataloged Photographs, Subject Photographs, and Oversize and Audiovisual Materials. Subject Photographs are arranged in files according to subject and then in alphabetical order. Subject terms used are as follows (in order): Attractions Photos, Building Photos, Event Photos, Individual Photos, Institutions and Organizations, Medical Equipment and Apparatus, and Surgical, Anatomical, and Medical Photos.
The collection was created to consolidate various photographs and images collected by the archive staff. Many were cataloged and assigned identification numbers (P-### for prints or N-### for negatives). These photographs were originally donated. The donor information in the card catalog was used to either create new photograph collections or incorporate into existing collections. This collection is comprised of the remaining items. Information about donors, if known, is available in the inventory. Uncataloged photographs were organized into general subjects and kept in alphabetical order. Oversize materials maintain the same identification number system and subjects. To increase discoverability of all archival materials, the collection was expanded to include materials with no known provenance. This includes framed items stored in the Garment Artifacts and Framed (GAF) section as well as audiovisual materials.
John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine records consists of curriculum guides, student handbooks, bulletins, catalogs, departmental reports, publications, directories, faculty rosters, pictorial rosters, alumni directories and newsletters, commencement programs, and yearbooks for Baylor College of Medicine, ranging from 1904 to 2005.
Baylor College of Medicine
The William Spencer, MD papers contains correspondence, financial records, grant records, building schematics, tour schedules, newspaper clippings, telegrams, financial records, academic publications, government testimony, congressional records, research, lectures, and legal records documenting the life of Dr. William Spencer.
William Spencer born on February 16, 1922 in Oklahoma City. He went to John Hopkins University for medical school and was first in his graduating class. Beginning in 1951 Dr. Spencer would lead staff at Baylor College of Medicine to address the polio epidemic. Consequently, ground-breaking research was conducted paving the way for the facility to become one of the most prominent rehabilitation facilities in the country. He would become founder of The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research, or TIRR, and the facility opened its doors on May 30, 1959. Today the hospital is officially part of the Memorial Hermann hospital system. Throughout his life Dr. Spencer would treat patients and conduct research regarding traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries, many of his patients being children or youth. Dr. Spencer in his twenty-eight years serving as TIRR’s president became known as the “Father of Modern Rehabilitation” as hospitals around the globe modeled their rehabilitation programs after TIRR (Wendler, 2009, p.16). The TIRR was a facility ahead of its time under Dr.Spencer’s leadership. After the development of personal computers, Dr.Spencer petitioned IBM to link the computers (now known as networking) at TIRR and Baylor College of Medicine.
In his nonmedical life, Dr. Spencer would tinker with a number of inventions or other projects. These engineering projects would lead him to develop the physiography, which ended up being an early version of its predecessor the EKG. Dr. Spencer was married twice, his first wife being Helen Spencer and his second wife being Jean Spencer, who had passed away before him in 2005.
Subjects: Pediatrics. The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.
Subjects: Public Health.
The Joseph Merrill, MD papers consists of meeting minutes, real estate negotiations, surveys, biographical information, and interview transcripts that document the career of Dr. Merrill in internal medicine and pediatrics. Collection totals 1 box and equals cubic foot. Materials are in good condition.
Printed paper is the predominant format in the collection though there are numerous black and white and color photographic prints, some objects and other ephemera and an 8mm sound film.
A large portion of the collection is comprised of various scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain printed material, ephemera, and photographic prints, either taped or pasted on acidic paper that has browned and is brittle. The pages were removed from the scrapbooks, original order maintained, and stored in acid-free folders. In addition to the scrapbooks, the collection contained a large number of newspaper clipping. The clippings have not been arranged and are extremely brittle.
Highlights of the collection include the photo scrapbook, “The Army Life of Irvin Alan Kraft” and the complete records of Dr. Kraft’s military service.
The collection is approximately four cubic feet and contains seven boxes (three cubic foot, four various sizes) and one oversize folder. The materials are in fair to good condition and there are no preservation concerns at this time. The scrapbook pages are stored flat in boxes 4, 5, and 6; take care when removing the folders to preserve original order.
Subjects: Psychology, children
Kraft, Irvin A.
Manuscript (MS) 159, The Herbert Fred, MD Papers, is a collection of papers related to Dr. Fred's medical career and personal life in five self-defined series: Medical, Running, Writing, Family, and Religious. Herbert Leonard Fred, MD was born in 1929 in Waco, Texas. He is known for his contribution to medical education. He is an award-winning clinician, diagnostician, and professor of internal medicine. In keeping with the beliefs of Sir William Osler, Dr. Fred, an emeritus American Osler Society member, centered his medical practice on the patient, championing the use of the mind and five senses to develop medical diagnoses.
Dr. Fred studied at Rice Institute from 1946 to 1950, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1950 to 1954, and University of Utah Hospitals from 1954 to 1957. After service in the United States Air Force, he returned to Houston, Texas where he joined the faculty of Baylor University College of Medicine from 1962 to 1969. Ensuing academic appointments included: University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences from 1968 to the present; Director of Medical Education, St. Joseph Hospital from 1969 to 1988; The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston from 1971 to the present; Rice University from 1979 to 2002; and HCA Center for Health Excellence from 1988 to 1993.
The papers are in excellent condition. Documentary forms consist of correspondence, certificates of fact, scholarly presentations, scholarly article reprints, school boy essays, real estate deeds and titles, judicial decrees, news clips, portrait and event records. Formats include text; visual works in photographic, slide, pastel chalk, and pencil; audio works in video and audio on compact disc and magnetic tape along with award and gift realia. Dr. Fred collected images of disease conditions and symptoms throughout his career to use for medical education. The collection contains an extensive color slide collection of medical images, many of rare conditions. These slides are in fragile condition and some have faded beyond recognition. Extensive papers relating to Dr. Fred’s parents and grandparents from the Fred and Marks families in Waco, Texas are in the Family Series and contain some information about Waco and or Texas history. Geographic locations to which the records pertain are Waco, Amarillo, and Houston, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Salt Lake City, Utah; Europe and China. While most of the collection is open to public use, some folders and the medical images have restricted access due to patient confidentiality. With a date range from 1890 to 2013, the collection consists of 112 cubic feet in 88 boxes plus several realia objects in the Oversize collection.
Fred, Herbert L.
The Denton A. Cooley, MD papers consists of the personal and professional correspondence, administrative records, patient information, publications, artifacts, scrapbooks, photographs and ephemera of Denton Cooley, MD. Dr. Cooley was born August 22, 1920 and died November 18, 2016. He was known as an American heart and cardio-thoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart.
The collection is unprocessed, although a box level inventory created by Dr. Cooley’s staff is available. The bulk of the material is in good shape. Some newspaper clippings are degrading due to acidic newsprint. The collection consists of 184.5 cubic feet or about 185 boxes.
Subjects: Cardiology, Surgery
Cooley, Denton A., 1920-2016
Ruth SoRelle was born in Port Arthur on October 9, 1948. She is known for her work in medical and science writing in Houston. The bulk of the papers cover the decades from 1980 to 2015. She worked at the Houston Chronicle where she covered the AIDS/HIV epidemic in Houston. She also worked at Baylor College of Medicine where her last position before retirement was as chief science editor in the Office of Vice President of Public Affairs. She retired December 31, 2015, although she continues to write. The collection includes photos, plaques, framed objects, clipping books, clipping files, reference and topic files, childhood writings, science and medical articles, reporter notebooks, and clippings from SoRelle's budding career as a journalist at the University of Texas. One notable area of interest are the articles related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston. These article document the early evidence of the disease in Houston. The collection is in good condition, although some of the news clips are showing signs of degradation from the acid in the newspaper. There are 13 boxes (13 cubic feet).
SoRelle, Danielle Ruth Doyle
The Armin Weinberg, PhD papers contains born-digital materials and ephemeral items related to his work in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Eastern Europe. The collection also includes two View Master projectors and “Stereoscopic Atlas of the Human Anatomy” by David L. Bassett, MD, complete set of 1-213 slides, T-shirt of "International Conference on the Health Effects of Low Dose Radiation", artifacts, books, business cards, dombra (instrument), glass hedgehog figurine, camel figurine, Kazakhstan canteen, 3 traditional Kazakhstan robes and hat, and colorimeter that belonged to his father.
The collection equals 3 cubic feet (4 boxes). Majority of collection will be submitted digitally. First ZIP file was emailed on 9/7/2016. Dr. Weinberg was issued a flash drive (HRC_32_01) to submit other ZIP files at one time. All files submitted to the collection are placed in the digital control folder in the Digital Submissions directory. A user survey describing the contents of the digital collection and formats used will be available in the control folders.
Subjects: Radiation Effects and Events, Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine aerial view of construction. Much of the building has been built, but exterior walls and windows are still absent in some places. Portions of the roadways appear paved, but much of the immediate area is still dirt. The surrounding environment is mainly wooded.
The David Paton, MD papers contains correspondence, minutes, drafts, legal records, course descriptions, memos, legislative/government documents (a Bill proposal and several drafts), institutional publications, handwritten manuscripts, pamphlets, reports, newspapers, university documents, and one monograph regarding Dr. David Paton’s life and professional endeavors.
Subjects: Opththalmology. Baylor College of Medicine.
The Bela Halpert, MD papers consists of 2 boxes and contains photographs, biographical information, letters, and reprints, that document the career and research of Dr. Halpert and Dr. Carl Langenbuch.
This collection consists of the papers of Martha Pugh, MD, who practiced Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. The materials are generally in good condition. The collection includes correspondence, official papers from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions and other materials, including an EMG machine. The collection is 2.75 cubic feet (2 boxes and one large machine).
The Valliant Clinton Baird, MD, papers (MS005) is 1/2 cubic feet and consists of 1 document box. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, official documents, news clippings, that detail the personal life, professional activities, medical related records and papers associated with the experiences of Dr. Baird company physician Exon Mobil, and also his contributions to the Houston Texas Medical Center. The materials are in good condition. Ink applied by typewriters is clearly legible in the documents. The records pertain to the geographic areas of New Orleans Louisiana and Houston, Texas. The material is unrestricted.
Baird, Valliant Clinton