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Don Chapman, MD papers

  • MS 103
  • Collection

The Don Chapman, MD papers contains digitalis research, Diodrast notes, electrolytes, edema congenital heart failure, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, Eisenmengers complex and syndrome, EKG’s, pulmonary valvular stenosis, primary pulmonary hypertension, ventricular aneurysms, vector cardiography, heart catheterization, arteriovenous fistula, sulfathiazole clearance test, syphilitic aneurysms, thyroid heart disease, ventricular arrhythmias, pyelonephritis, x-rays, fundus of the eye, subaortic stenosis, heart disease and pregnancy, heart tumors, cholesterol, cerebral insufficiency and carotid stenosis, atrial septal defect, atrial ventricular defect, cardiac resuscitation, anxiety heart disease, hypertension, abdominal aneurysms, anatomy and physiology of the heart, surgical treatment for hypertension and hypotension, renal insufficiency, myocardial infraction shock treatment, and other papers related to the research of Dr. Chapman. The collection consists of 18 boxes totaling 9.5 cubic feet.

Subjects: Cardiology. Medical Writing.

Chapman, Don

James H. Steele, DVM, MPH papers

  • MS 104
  • Collection
  • 1938-2010

The James H. Steele DVM, MPH papers (MS104) is 55 cubic feet and consists of 137 documents boxes, VHS, audiocassettes and 1 oversize photo. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, lectures, certificates and awards, topical research files, newsclippings, photographs, audiovisual materials, collected books and publications, and other realia that detail the personal life, professional activities, and leadership of James H. Steele during his time at the Centeres of Dissease Control and Prevention, as a professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, TX, as Assistant Surgeon General, and his retirement. The materials are in good condition.

Steele, James H.

Jane H. Preston, MD papers

  • MS 105
  • Collection
  • 1950-2000s

The Jane H. Preston, MD papers contains tapes, interview transcripts, questionnaires, correspondence, patient information, publications, and other various papers related to the work and research of Jane Preston in psychiatry and telemedicine.

Preston, Jane H.

Ferid Murad, MD papers

  • MS 106
  • Collection

The Ferid Murad, MD papers contains personal notebooks documenting the research of Dr. Ferid Murad as well as a National Academy of Sciences membership directory and a Stanford Institute of Biological and Clinical Investigation log. Collection consists of 6 boxes equally 3 cubic feet and contains 15 personal notebooks and other printed material. Materials are in good condition.

Subjects: Internal Medicine. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Murad, Ferid

William O. Russell, MD papers

  • MS 107
  • Collection
  • 1939-1997

The William O. Russell, MD papers contains personal papers, professional papers, and financial documents related to the life and career of William O. Russell, such as correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, oil leases, farming leases, statistical reports and research. The collection documents Dr. Russell's education, post-graduate medical training, pathology practice, cancer pathology, ranch and ranching activities. The collection also contains records related specifically to the Russel Ranch, including families genealogy with historic and contemporary farm information. Geographic coverage within the collection includes Texas, California, Utah, Florida as well as his work at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The date range of the materials is 1939-1997. The collection chronicles Dr. Russell's many roles in society, including family man, rancher, medical professional, pathologist, member of medical study groups, and medical executive.

Subjects: Pathology, UT MD Anderson Cancer

Russell, William O.

Daniel L. Creson, MD, PhD papers

  • MS 108
  • Collection
  • 1960s-2005

The Daniel L. Creson, MD, PhD papers contains information about Dr. Creson's professional career primarily from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s. Personal correspondence and writings comprise the main portion of the first series. The second series contains information about the history of mental health facilities and providers in Texas, primarily from the early 1900s through the 1980s. Calendars in the third series document his professional meetings and some personal events. Series 4 contains material used in classes, lectures and seminars taught by Dr. Creson as well as information about programs he coordinated. Information about his membership in professional and other organizations is provided in Series 5. Series 6 contains manuscripts as well as reprints of some of his publications. Dr. Creson's humanitarian work is documented in some detail in Series 7 and includes photographs of many of his trips abroad for this purpose. Series 8 has documents about his consultancy work for legal purposes.

Creson, Daniel Lenard

Kanellos D. Charalampous, MD papers

  • MS 109
  • Collection
  • 1968-1981

Kanellos D. Charalampous, MD papers contains reel-to-reel audiotapes of lectures for a course in social and community psychiatry with presentations by Titus Harris, Jack Ewalt, John Spiegal, Harry Brickman, Samuel Braun, Betty Caldwell, Eli Bower, David Sanders, Phyllis Rolfe Silverman, and other pioneers in psychiatry. There is also a reel of participant discussions. The collection consists of 17 boxes equaling 8.5 cubic feet of labelled tapes.

These audiotapes record lectures given in Houston, Texas as part of the course in Social and Community Psychiatry that was headed by Gerald Kaplan of Harvard University in association with Baylor College of Medicine, Moody Bettis as local contact. The audiotapes comprise 3 1/2 years worth of lectures, given around the United States at different gathering points. Harvard University acquired a grant to support these lectures, which took place between 1968 and 1972. Each lecture series comprised two weeks of instruction. many of the lectures were pioneers in psychiatry. Titus Harris and Jack Ewalt are among the notable speakers. Some lectures, for instance Charles Jones, CEO of Exxon, spoke on executive and management issues.

Subjects: Psychiatry. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Charalampous, Kanellos D.

David Paton, MD papers

  • MS 110
  • Collection

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.

Paton, David

Henry Renfert, MD papers

  • MS 111
  • Collection
  • 1935-1992

The papers of Dr. Henry Renfert are made up mostly of personal letters from his time in the Navy during and after World War II, letters from the time of his residency training in between tours of duty, and official paperwork regarding his time in the Navy and Navy Reserves. Most of the material dates from between 1944 and 1954, with a few exceptions.

The collection also contains some miscellaneous items such as budget lists, bills, novelty poems, newspaper items about Renfert, Sr., and Dr. Renfert’s military medals.

Renfert, Henry

Joseph L. Belsky, MD papers

  • MS 112
  • Collection
  • 1947-1996

This collection consists of six boxes. Three are of technical reports from the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) dating from 1959 through 1975 and a few RERF reports from the 1980s and early 1990s. Box VI is an oversized box containing two large photographs and two large certificates. The reports have been organized in chronological order and all materials have been interleaved with archival bond. The rest of the material consists primarily of professional correspondence between Dr. Belsky and various other doctors regarding ABCC research or, occasionally, individual patients. There are some drafts of ABCC technical reports and a few articles copied from other publications. Correspondences, etc., are arranged in general chronological order in Boxes IV and V.

Joseph Lewis Belsky, MD

Raymond D. Pruitt papers

  • MS 113
  • Collection
  • 1930-1993

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.

Murray M. Copeland, PhD papers

  • MS 114
  • Collection
  • 1902-1982

The Murray M. Copeland papers contains reprints, illustrations, interview by Don Macon transcription, Roswell Park Memorial Institute memorial display, biographical information, publications, and Johns Hopkins background. Collection consists of 2 boxes totaling 1 cubic feet of reprints and other printed materials.

Subjects: Oncology.

Copeland, Murray M.

John P. McGovern, MD papers

  • MS 115
  • Collection
  • 1901-2002

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.

John Earl Cutler, MD papers

  • MS 116
  • Collection
  • 1918-1922

The John Earl Cutler, MD papers contains 5 ledgers and some loose business-related papers, including two ledger books in which Dr. Cutler recorded patient fees and fees he paid to suppliers. The ledgers cover the years 1918 to 1922. Dr. Cutler recorded the names of his patients and the companies that paid for his services. He also recorded the drugs dispensed and the cost. He rarely mentions symptoms, which he treats. There are some loose receipts for repairs to Dr. Cutler's Franklin automobile and purchases from drug wholesalers. This collection is relatively good shape although the binding of each ledger has been partially destroyed by insects and aging. The paper is in good condition with some foxing and insect damage. The collection consists of about 1 cubic feet (1 document box and 1 oversize box). Two of the ledgers measure 9 inches by 14 inches by 1.5 inches.

Subjects: Family Practice.

Cutler, John Earl

Joseph Merrill, MD papers

  • MS 117
  • Collection
  • 1968-2010

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.

Merrill, Joseph

Francine Jensen, MD papers

  • MS 118
  • Collection
  • 1882-2000s
  1. Book: Den Nye ABC Myrebogen Nr. 1, Af en Skolemand. Kobenhavn: H. Hagerups Forlag, n. d.
  2. Book: Mexico Pintoresco Artistico y Monumental. Mexico, 1882
  3. Wooden box with Caulk’s gold plating solution bottle, instruction for plating and brush inside
  4. Scale in wooden box: Chief Castloy; especially adapted for individual manufacturing of general purpose casting gold
  5. 2 ink fountain pens; 2 ballpoint pens
  6. Small glass mortar and pestle
  7. Inside wall thermometer from the Sholl Dental Laboratories
  8. Vase made of vanilla beans in can container
  9. Porcelain [humidor] jar with cover; “Dominican Sisters” inscribed bottom of jar
  10. 2 ink fountain pens; 1 gold plated ballpoint pen; 1 pen and pen pusher with ivory handles
  11. Brass cane handle
  12. Small porcelain tray
  13. Colored photo-portrait of Francine Jensen, MD.

Subjects: Public Health.

Jensen, Francine

Stanley Donald Greenberg MD papers

  • MS 119
  • Collection
  • 1938-1999

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.

Subjects: Pathology.

Greenberg, Stanley Donald

William R. Voss, DVM papers

  • MS 120
  • Collection
  • 0000-0000

William R. Voss, DVM collection is made up of laboratory equipment (Bunsen burners, flasks, pipette and test tube holders, etc.).

Subjects: Veterinary Medicine, Realia

Voss, William R.

A.M. Autrey, Jr., DDS papers

  • MS 121
  • Collection
  • 1890-1980

The A.M. Autrey, Jr., DDS, collection is made up of a dental cabinet, a print of Sir Luke Fildes’ painting The Healing Brotherhood, and an array of medical and dental implements dating from approximately the late 19th through the early 20th centuries. Most items are undated.

Subjects: Dentistry.

Autrey, A. M., Jr.

Luke William Able, MD papers

  • MS 122
  • Collection
  • 1945-1996

The Luke William Able, MD, (1912 – 2006) collection includes a few photographs and news clippings, the letter from the State Department re: Dr. Able’s receipt of the Silver Star for his service in World War II, and several plaques and desktop awards. The items date from approximately 1945 to 1996.

Subjects: World War II, military medicine.

Able, Luke William

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.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

John Baum MD papers

  • MS 124
  • Collection
  • 1974-1984

The collection consists of two boxes. The bulk of the material in the collection is related to the U.S.-U.S.S.R. collaborative study on the effectiveness of d-Penicillamine in treating juvenile arthritis. Box I contains correspondence among Dr. Baum and other doctors, dating from 1974 through 1984 and organized chronologically by year. Box II contains other materials related to the d-Penicillamine study, including accounting reports, sample patient evaluation forms, travel information and itineraries, drafts of the project proposal, and progress reports.

Subjects: Rheumatology with E. Brewer

Baum, John

Robert Guynn MD papers

  • MS 125
  • Collection
  • 1978-1992

The Robert Guynn MD papers contains Psychiatric Clinics 1978-1986, Psychiatric Clinics 1987-1992, Psychiatric education for graduate and post graduate students, Binder titled Placebo, Epidemiology of AIDS, named scholarships and fellowships of Johns Hopkins University. Harris County Psychiatry Center medical staff bylaws, clinical procedures manual, and other binders, prints, and papers related to the work and research of Dr. Robert Guynn. Collection consists of 15 boxes totaling 15 cubic feet of various books, papers, binders, and other material of Dr. Robert Guynn.

Subjects: Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Guynn, Robert

Harris Busch papers

  • MS 126
  • Collection
  • 1949-1997

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

Busch, Harris

Bernard M. Barrett papers

  • MS 127
  • Collection
  • 1951-1982

Dr. Bernard M. Barrett studied at the University of Miami for his medical degree. His collection documents his involvement in editing and coauthoring different research, books, and articles. The collection includes several edited drafts by Dr. Barrett and his colleagues' drafts he would edit. The most prominent collection of documents surrounding the publication of the book and its editions, "Patient Care in Plastic Surgery," is well documented in the collection. The collection also includes: pamphlets; reports; reprints; correspondence; letters; memos; research; advertisements; and financial records.

Subjects: cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, skin grafts

Barrett, Bernard M.

Harold Lynwood Warwick MD papers

  • MS 128
  • Collection
  • 1918-1934

The Harold Lynwood Warwick MD papers features newsclips, correspondence, letters, manuscripts, reprints, diagrams, blue prints, and photos documenting the personal life and professional career of Dr. Harold Lynwood Warwick. The collection includes documentation detailing the Dr.Warwick's military career. Most of the collection chronicles Dr.Warwick's recording device invention that he dedicated over eighteen years of his life. Dr. Warwick appears to primarily work in the field of Otolaryngology, or Ear, Nose, and Throat diseases.

Subjects: family practice, U.S. Army, inventor, Otolaryngology

Warwick, Harold Lynwood

Bryant Boutwell papers

  • MS 129
  • Collection
  • 1907-2010

The Bryant Boutwell papers contains certificates and plaques, Osler books Modern Medicine set 1907, JAMA special edition 1969 on Osler, set of two green Osler books, Conversation files, portfolio, yearbooks, and other papers related to Dr. Boutwell and his work.

Subjects: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Boutwell, Bryant

A.M. Autrey, Sr., MD, and family papers

  • MS 130
  • Collection
  • 1880-1911

The A. M. Autrey, Sr., MD, and family papers contains papers, artifacts, medicines, optometry devices, a human skull, an account book with information about clients, treatments and charges to patients. 8 cubic feet (17 boxes).

Subjects: Family Practice

Autrey, A.M., Sr.

Thomas F. Miles, MD papers

  • MS 131
  • Collection
  • 1880-1908

The Thomas F. Miles, MD papers include his black bag, medicines in glass bottles, one carte-de-visite and two cabinet cards depicting Miles, diplomas, surgical instruments, medical tools, and some papers. The collection is generally in fair condition. The black leather bag is brittle. The photographic images are in excellent condition. The surgical tools show some rust. The medicines in glass vials have degraded. 1 cubic foot (1 box). 1880-1908.

Miles, Thomas F.

William S. Halsted genealogy collection

  • MS 132
  • Collection
  • 1952-2004

This is a genealogy collection centered on William S. Halsted, an American surgeon, 1852-1922. The materials are mainly photocopies or journal articles, book chapters or handwritten notes regarding Williams S. Halsted and his lineage and descendants. The collection consists of 1 box (0.5 cubic feet). The collection is in good condition.

Subjects: Geneology, surgery

Halsted, William S.

Frank L. Barnes MD papers

  • MS 133
  • Collection
  • Undated

The collection includes photographs, souvenirs, medical insignia pins, an ashtray, a medicine case, a nameplate, and other small items.

Subjects: Family practice

Barnes, Frank L.

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

A. G. Boss Brown M.D. Black Bag and other materials

  • MS 136
  • Collection
  • undated

This collections consists of a black medical bag that was apparently owned by A. G. Boss Brown, M.D. from Bosworth, Missouri. Included with the bag are medicines and medical tools. The materials range from good condition to very poor condition. 1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes).

Subjects: Family practice, realia

Brown, A. G. Boss

Martha Pugh MD papers

  • MS 137
  • Collection

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).

Subjects: Neurology

Pugh, Martha

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Oscar E. Ranfranz papers on Lutheran Hospital, Houston

  • MS 139
  • Collection
  • 1958-1963

The Lutheran Hospital, Houston, Texas records contains articles of incorporation, bylaws, correspondence and memos, and board and semi-annual meeting minutes. The materials are in good condition. The years range from 1958 to 1963. This collection consists of 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

Subjects: Lutheran hospital

Ranfranz, Oscar E.

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.

Frank Arnett, MD papers

  • MS 141
  • Collection
  • 1968-2010

The Frank Arnett, MD papers contains materials covering the professional career of Dr. Frank Arnett, MD. The collection includes medical objects, video, photographs of Dr. Arnett and colleagues, awards and recognitions, copies of presentation material, and grants awarded information. A large portion of the collection is composed of reprints of Dr. Arnett's numerous publications, most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases. The collection also includes realia, such as two of Dr. Arnett's white coats and other objects. This collection is in good condition and consists of 7 cubic feet (11 boxes).

Arnett, Frank C.

William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers

  • MS 142
  • Collection
  • 1945-1992

The William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers includes a 1945 topographical map of Nagasaki used in planning the atomic attack and a 1946 topographical map of Hiroshima that was used by the international damage assessment group. The collection also includes an unpublished manuscript of ABCC history written by John Z. Bowers, a former ABCC staffer. Ellett also included his personal copies of the "Life Span Study" reports. The size of the collection is one cubic foot (2 boxes and two oversize maps).

Ellett, William H.

Vernie Stembridge, MD papers

  • MS 143
  • Collection
  • 1945-2000

The Vernie A. Stembridge, MD papers contains professional papers, military records, reprints, administrative records, correspondence, awards, photographs, realia, oversized materials, personal papers, artifacts, yearbooks, textbooks, monographs, printed materials, memorabilia, ceritifactes, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The collection documents the life and career of Dr. Vernie Stembridge who was a leader in the field of pathology. The collection chronicles his medical education and training at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, Oak Ridge, Tennessee as well as his leadership positions and consulting work at Parkland Memorial Hospital of Dallas, Southwestern Medical School, Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School, the Dallas Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Notable personal materials within the collection include Dr. Stembridge’s projector, plague, gavel, and Tiffany sterling silver bowl. The collection equals of 28 cubic feet and contains 26 boxes, including 3 oversized boxes. The materials date from 1945 to 2000. The materials are in good condition.

Stembridge, Vernie A.

W. Roy Knowles, MD amputation kit

  • MS 145
  • Collection
  • circa 1938

This collection consists of an amputation or surgical kit, probably German in origin circa 1938. This collection was originally identified as a U.S. Civil War-era amputation kit. See a note in the control folder from Alethea Drexler, archives assistant, explaining why the kit is not circa 1860s.

A list and description of the items is included in the control folder. The kit includes, knives, saws, needles, probes, forceps, chisels and mallets.

Subjects: amputation kit, surgery, medical realia

Knowles, W. Roy

Thomas Matney, PhD papers

  • MS 146
  • Collection
  • 1929-2011

The Thomas Matney papers, MS 146, includes materials from 1926 through 2011 relating to Dr. Matney’s research in genetics, Dr. Matney’s teaching materials, and his research as a community activist into the support and well being of at-risk children. Dr. Matney was the first associate dean of the newly formed UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as a professor of genetics and environmental science and a student advisor. Professor Matney made important contributions to scientific understanding of cancer-causing agents and the genetic mechanisms that underlie the development of cancer.

This collection contains eleven series: I. Personal Papers; II. Administrative Papers III. Business Correspondence; IV. Publications; V. Research; VI. School and Community Research Projects; VII. Teaching Materials; VIII. Student Files; IX. Travel; X. Realia and Ephemera; and XI. Audiovisual Materials. This collection contains much of the research conducted by Dr. Matney as well as his teaching materials. One of the highlights of this collection is the research proposals and papers from Dr. Matney's time with the Atomic Energy Commission along with a letter from Dr. Schull of the RERF to Dr. Matney when he was ill. Another highlight of the collection is the Temperature Gradient Plate, a device invented by Dr. Matney.

The materials in this collection are in good condition with some minor tears and brittle paper. Mrs. Nancy Matney donated Dr. Matney’s collection of personal and business correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, pamphlets, diplomas, awards, artwork, a scrapbook, yearbooks, journal articles, abstracts, contracts, applications, research notes and notebooks, lecture notes, audiovisual material, ephemera, and realia to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center in January 2011. The collection is 10.5 cubic feet (thirteen boxes) and is collection 146.

Matney, Thomas

Otto Lowenstein papers

  • MS 147
  • Collection
  • 1932-1933

The Otto Lowenstein papers contains correspondence and articles that were found in the "Collections & Reprints" by Otto Lowenstein, which is in the McGovern Rare Book collection. This collection consists of one folder with handwritten correspondence and notes, photos of electrical equipment, graph paper with tables about pineal body functions. The materials are in German and English and date from 1932 to 1933. The collections equals 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

Subjects: pineal body experiments, German.

Lowenstein, Otto

John S. Meyer, MD papers

  • MS 148
  • Collection
  • 1961-2010

This collection was donated by John S. Meyers, MD. from Houston, Texas. The collection consists or reprints of published articles from 1961-2010 by John S. Meyers, MD. Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography of Dr. Meyers are available in the control folder.

Subjects: neurology

Meyer, John S.

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Richard S. Ruiz, MD papers

  • MS 150
  • Collection
  • 1925-2007

The Richard S. Ruiz, MD, papers, MS 150, includes materials from 1925 through 2007 related to the Hermann Eye Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Ruiz was the Chief of Ophthalmology at Hermann Hospital who built up and improved the teaching faculty at Hermann Hospital and the one with the vision for the Hermann Eye Center and made it possible. This collection encompasses this period of time in Dr. Ruiz's career. Dr. Miller donated his collection of journal articles, newspaper articles, business correspondence, photographs, architectural blueprints, and a scrapbook to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center between March and May 2011. The materials are in good condition. The collection is 2 cubic feet (three boxes).

This collection contains two series: I. 1994 Construction of the Hermann Eye Center and II. History of Hermann Hospital.

The materials in this collection are in good physical condition with some minor tears and the pictures and other objects falling off the scrapbook pages. Dr. Ruiz donated his collection of journal articles, newspaper articles, business correspondence, photographs, architectural blueprints, and a scrapbook to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center. The collection consists of 2 cubic feet (three boxes) and is collection MS 150.

Ruiz, Richard S.

Robert G. McCorkle family papers

  • MS 151
  • Collection
  • 1920-1973

The McCorkle Family collection includes framed artwork and awards; medical instruments including bronchial and esophageal specular, and laryngoscopes; and a leather doctor’s bag.

Subjects: laryngology, realia, tuberculosis, thoracic surgery.

McCorkle, Robert G.

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

Alan B. Cooper, MD papers

  • MS 153
  • Collection
  • 1976-1992

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.

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.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Marion Matkin Photograph Collection

  • MS 156
  • Collection
  • 1850-1865

This collection consists of three encased ambrotypes. The primary subject is most likely Marion Matkin who served as an assistant surgeon in 15th Arkansas Infantry according to his gravestone located in Oakwood Cemetery, Tarrant County. One of the images depicting Dr. Matkin is in excellent condition. One image of Matkin and a second man has broken glass and obvious degradation. The third image of a woman, who may be Matkin's wife Louisa Olivia Garrett, is dark and appears over exposed. Images appear to be dated circa 1850 to 1865. Collection equals 0.25 cubic feet, consisting of 1 box..

Subjects: U.S. Civil War, early physician

Matkin, Marion

Hiroshima Tapestry from SHIGEMATSU Itsuzo

  • MS 157
  • Collection
  • undated

This collection consists of a small tapestry measuring 32 inches long by 17.5 inches wide. Tapestry is a woven scene of "Atom-Bomb Dome" in Hiroshima. English language text on the upper left reads "The Peace Park with Atom-Bomb Dome." The language in the lower right reads "The City of Hiroshima. Tapestry measuring 32 inches long by 17.5 inches wide. Collection consists of one cubic foot (1 oversize box).

Subjects: Tapestry of modern Hiroshima

Shigematsu, Itsuzō

"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.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Herbert Fred, MD papers

  • MS 159
  • Collection
  • 1890-2013

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.

D. H. Rankin Medical Artifacts Collection

  • MS 160
  • Collection
  • 1800-2000

The D.H. Rankin Medical Artifacts Collection was donated by Dr. Rankin, a family physician in Austin, Texas. Dr. Rankin had a personal interest in hearing related devices and early twentieth century quack medical devices. Dr. Rankin acquired artifacts from online auction sites, auction houses, and catalogs. Receipts and sale information for some items are included in the control folder.

Highlights of the collection include bloodletting tools, vibratory quack medical devices, drug bottles with original medicines, and alcohol prescriptions during the United States prohibition era.

The collections of materials are dated from 1700 through 1950. The bulk of materials are from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. The materials are predominantly from the United States with a few outliers from Great Britain, China, Mexico, and Denmark.

The collection totals 36 cubic feet and 20 boxes. Many objects are oversized and thus not stored in any box. The majorities of artifacts are stored in their original boxes and complete with promotional material where applicable. The condition of objects are, on average, very good. Damage is usually only present on the original boxes. Drugs and liquids have been saved and are stored separately in water tight bags. Care should be taken when unpacking boxes and unwrapping items as some items are sharp and/or have mechanical blades.

Subjects: medical quackery, early medicine, medical realia, rare books

Rankin, Douglas H.

ENAMI Akiko ABCC-RERF papers

  • MS 161
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

This collection consists of one small photo binder containing 56 photos measuring about 5 x 3.5 inches. There are also several loose photos that are roughly 6.5 x 4.5 inches as well as 8.5 x 5 inch photos. The photos document events related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission or the Radiation Effects Research Foundation. Many of the pictures were taken at the Hijiyama facility in Hiroshima. A few photos show U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy visiting the ABCC Hijiyama facility. Other photos depict reunions or gatherings of former members of the ABCC and RERF. Most of the individuals are not identified. ENAMI Akiko donated this collection through her friend UEMOTO Merry, who visited the McGovern Historical Collections research center October 18 and October 19, 2012 along with Dr. Jack Schull. The collection is contained in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) within one folder measuring 0.0625 cubic feet.

Subjects: ABCC, RERF, SHIGEMATSU Itsuzo, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy

ENAMI Akiko

UEMOTO Merry ABCC-RERF papers

  • MS 162
  • Collection
  • 1965-1983

This collection consists of 36 photos measuring about 5 x 3.5 inches. The photos document events related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission or the Radiation Effects Research Foundation from the years 1965 to 1983. The photos show ABCC director George Darling and as well as SHIGEMATSU Itsuzo. Most of the individuals are not identified. UEMOTO Merry, who visited the McGovern Historical Collections research center October 18 and October 19, 2012 along with Dr. Jack Schull, donated the photos. Ms. UEMOTO is a native of Hawaii and now is a permanent resident of Hiroshima, Japan. She served for many years as the secretary for Dr. Schull while he was in Japan. The collection is contained in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) within one folder measuring 0.0625 cubic feet.

Subjects: ABCC, RERF, George Darling, SHIGEMATSU Itsuzo

UEMOTO Merry

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Billy Andrews medical illustrations

  • MS 165
  • Collection
  • 1986

This collection consists of two oversize illustrations created by Bill Andrews, who was a medical illustrator active in the Texas Medical Center. The two illustrations in this collection are intended to be humorous and are related to the winter holiday season. The first illustration is titled "Biological Luminescence in Reindeer" copyrighted in 1986. It measures 32 inches wide by 15.5 inches tall. The second illustration is titled "Comparative Anatomy of the Fruitcake" copyrighted in 1995. It measures 24 inches wide by 21 inches tall. Both illustrations are printed with a brown ink. The fruitcake anatomy suffered some water damage and most of the text is readable. The reindeer illustration is in good shape.

Restrictions: Copyrighted by Bill Andrews and Associates, Inc.

Subjects: medical illustration, humor

Andrews, Billy

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

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,

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Jan De Hartog's "Compassion and the Art of Medicine"

  • MS 168
  • Collection
  • 1993

“The Mystery of Compassion” is #4 of a series of six autobiographical lectures entitled “Compassion and the Art of Medicine” given between 1991 and 1995 by Dutch author and longtime Houston resident Jan de Hartog. Mr. de Hartog and his wife, Marjorie, were involved in the expose of the poor conditions at Jefferson Davis Hospital in the early 1960’s, that led to the creation of the Harris County Hospital District. Mr. de Hartog’s professional papers are housed at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library Special Collections, ID 1967-002. A single VHS tape produced in 1993 by Baylor College of Medicine Media Productions. It measures 1.5 x 4.75 x 8 inches, has a black-and-white label, and is in good condition.

Subjects: Jefferson Davis Hospital

De Hartog, Jan

Jane E. Johnson's Texas Children's Hospital nursing papers

  • MS 169
  • Collection
  • 1953-1954

The Jane E. Johnson's Texas Children's Hospital nursing papers, 1953-1954, includes two photographs showing the new Texas Children's Hospital in 1954, a letter from 1953 confirming that Jane Johnson has been hired as a "charter member" of the nursing staff, a paper stub from 1954, and an undated news clipping mentioning the firing of staff at the hospital. The materials were donated by Jane Johnson and delivered to the archive by Brenda Thompson, a friend and, as of 2013, a member of the nursing staff at Texas Children's Hospital. The materials are in good condition, although the news clipping is showing yellowing form the acid in the paper. This collection consists of one folder.

Subjects: Texas Children's Hospital, nursing

Johnson, Jane E.

William J. Schull, PhD Photograph Collection

  • MS 170
  • Collection
  • 1943-2014

The William J. Schull Photograph Collection, MS 170, contains photographic prints, positive and negative transparencies, and text ephemera from Dr. Schull's career and many international travels as a global scientific research consultant in the effects of radiation and human genetics and connoisseur of the world's cultures. Dr. Schull collected and preserved all of the material in this collection in the course of his professional career and private life from 1945 to 2014. The images and text reflect Dr. Schull's appreciation for each land's beauty and the uniqueness of its people, crafts, architecture and attire along with the many friends he cultivated in every place he worked. The collection is organized by geographic location in loose archival photo and slide sleeves or in scrapbooks. Geographical areas represented include Japan, Europe and The Middle East; Latin American and South America; Asia, Australia, and South Pacific countries; and the United States. Usually accompanied by his wife, Vicki Schull, the images capture the many activities of their lives as international travelers and residents in Japan. These images add color and detail to the travel diaries located in MS 67 The William J. Schull, PhD Papers, also in the McGovern Historical Collection. The major theme of this collection is to add an important element of humanity and location to Dr. Schull's scientific career in the form of faces, places, and traditional cultures meeting the new atomic age.

About 50% of the material contains images from Dr. Schull's assignments at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). A highlight of the collection is the scrapbook given to Dr. Schull by the Emperor of Japan upon awarding him the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class in 1992 for his long and honorable service to the Japanese people. Another scrapbook in the collection contains letters from many of Dr. Schull's peers at the ABCC and RERF commemorating activities in his career.

About 40% of the collection contains images from Vicki and Jack Schull's travels and work in other geographies along with group portrait images of their many friends and family. An important 10% of the collection contains scientific lecture slideshows from Dr. Schull's work in human genetics and the effects of ionizing radiation on human health.

The material in the collection is in excellent condition. Scrapbooks are in their original condition. Other material has been placed in archival photo and slide sheets and foldered in archival boxes.

The material frequently had notes from Dr. Schull that designated the location. Less frequently did he designate dates. During processing, the date printed during development was frequently used to date the material, if available. Otherwise, dates on signs, attire, or auto models, if visible, were used to approximate dates. Country names in brackets, for example [Switzerland], represent the project archivist's best guess as to the location. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder. The collection consists of 12 boxes including 4 oversize boxes. It represents approximately 8 cubic feet of material

Schull, William Jackson

Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project

  • MS 171
  • Collection
  • 2013-2016

The Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project contains audio interviews and print transcriptions of the interviews with women who made contributions to the biomedical and health care fields at the Texas Medical Center. Support organizations at the nursing and medical schools of UTHealth, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, began the project in 2013 with five interviews.

The Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project documents the lives of women who made contributions to the biomedical and health care fields at the Texas Medical Center. The first five interviewees are: Dorothy Otto, MSN, EdD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing; Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School; Lu Ann Aday, PhD, The University of Texas School Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health; Anna Steinberger, PhD, UTHealth Medical School; Julane Hotchkiss Knobil, PhD, UTHealth Medical School. Sponsors of the first five interviews were the Faculty Wives and Women Faculty of the UTHealth Medical School, PARTNERS at the UTHealth School of Nursing and The TMC Library. Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is icluded.

Additional biographical material about women at the Texas Medical Center, such as curriculum vitae and historical documents, is included. The formats include audio files and transcripts. This collection is 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Emil Steinberger MD papers

  • MS 172
  • Collection
  • circa 1928-2008

The Emil Steinberger MD papers contains Dr. Steinberger's reprints, which are bound in five volumes, a speech by Dr. Steinberger, a curriculum vitae, and several obituaries. He lived from 1928-2008. The collection consists of 2 boxes equaling 1 cubic foot.

Subjects: andrology, spermatogenesis

Steinberger, Emil

Marianne Marcus EdD RN papers

  • MS 174
  • Collection

The Marianne Marcus EdD RN papers contains newsletters, photos, summary reports, and other papers related to the work of Marianne Marcus.

Subjects: University of Texas School of Nursing; addiction

Marcus, Marianne

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Cheves M. Smythe, MD papers

  • MS 176
  • Collection
  • 1924-2013

The Cheves M. Smythe MD papers, Ms 176, has been arranged chronologically according to titles held, and additional items were placed at the end of the collection. This collection consists of research documents, correspondence, and publications. Highlights of the collection include information from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The Collection comprises of 10 boxes and is 9.5 cubic feet. All of the original boxes have been replaced, and the majority of the original folders have been replaced. Overall the collection is in good condition but should be handled with care as many papers are beginning to reflect their age.

Smythe, Cheves M.

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

James E. Barkley Pharmaceutical Collection

  • MS 178
  • Collection
  • circa 1880 -1990

Scope & Content: James E. Barkley is a retired pharmacist and pharmaceutical salesman who worked for the Wellcome company. In the course of his career, Mr. Barkley collected numerous antique bottles of medicine. The collection contains bottles with medicine dating from the late 1800s.

Most of the bottles contain pills, but some bottles contain liquids. Bottles of liquid are stored in archival-quality plastic bags.

Restrictions: This material is unrestricted although some copyright restrictions may apply.

Subjects: Pharmaceuticals, medicine, Wellcome

Barkley, James E.

Irvin A. Kraft papers

  • MS 179
  • Collection
  • 1939-2010

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.

Senorita Greene Walden RN papers

  • MS 180
  • Collection
  • 1945-1986

The Senorita Greene Walden collection includes a 1940s wool nurse’s cape, photos and diploma from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, a pair of shoes, and a variety of nursing-themed jewelry. The collection consists of 2 boxes and equals 1.5 cubic feet.

Subjects: Nursing

Walden, Senorita Greene

Leta Denham, RN papers

  • MS 181
  • Collection
  • 1918-1920

The Leta Denham, RN papers contains a short handwritten family history, scrapbook segments, photographs, a school yearbook from 1918, newspaper clippings, a nursing cap, and other items related to Leta Elizabeth Denham's nursing education at Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurses from 1918 to 1919. The scrapbook segments and photographs show Leta Denham and other nursing students and school faculty, including class portraits. There is one photograph of the reception room at the nurse's home. There are three images relating to the 1918 flu pandemic, showing the nursing students holding “Quarantined” banners with the year 1918, and a photograph of a faculty member wearing a “Quarantined” sash across her chest. On the back of this photo “Miss Becker play-acting” is written giving the impression that the students are pretending to be quarantined but are not actually ill. Included with the photographs is an image of Mrs. J.P. Burnett (Lillie Jolly), Superintendent (undated). In addition to a nursing cap there is a pin from Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurses that is in the shape of a cross and has “L. Denham” inscribed on the back. Oversized items include Leta Denham's Registered Nurse certificate from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners dated June 28, 1919, and her diploma from Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurse's dated May 29, 1919. The collection equals one cubic foot and includes two boxes and one oversized folder. The materials are primarily in good condition. Rolled panoramic photographs need conservation consultation to flatten.

Denham, Leta Elizabeth

Griff Ross, MD oral history scrapbook

  • MS 182
  • Collection
  • 1980-1989

The Griff T. Ross, MD, oral history scrapbook was compiled by Stanley Joel Reiser, MD, MPA, PhD. Dr. Reiser is the Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus; and the University of Texas Austin Plan II Honors Program. Dr. Reiser donated the scrapbook in March 2014. The scrapbook contains a bibliography of Dr. Ross’s works and an oral history interview of Dr. Ross. The scrapbook also includes interviews with Bill Ross, Griff Ross’s brother; Dr. Carlson (given name unknown); Dr. Alton Steiner, and Dr. Ernest Knobil. The scrapbook was actually a binder filled with loose sheets of 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. The binder has been removed and discarded. The collection consists of 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

Subjects: oral history, scrapbook, UT School of Medicine, Ernst Knobil.

Ross, Griff T.

Robert Sobocinski, MD Collection

  • MS 183
  • Collection
  • 1893-1950s

The Robert Sobocinski collection includes an otoscope and a hematocytometer set with accompanying pipettes, lancet, tubing, frame and comparator glass, and original boxes and literature.

Restrictions: Copyright restrictions may apply.

Subjects: General Medicine, realia.

Sobocinski, Robert

Carlos Vallbona, MD papers

  • MS 184
  • Collection
  • 1968-2014

The Carlos Vallbona, MD papers contains correspondence, course materials, slides; files from his 3701 Kirby office; and other material detailing the career of Dr. Vallbona as a pediatrician, educator, advocate, physical therapy and post-polio syndrome specialist. He held positions at Baylor College of Medicine and TIRR. The materials date from between 1968 and 2014. Materials were donated in three stages in 2014 and 2015. Collection consists of 54 boxes equaling 54 cubic feet.

Subjects: Physical Theraby, Post-Polio, Baylor College of Medicine.

Vallbona, Carlos

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.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Nursing Informatics Project papers

  • MS 186
  • Collection
  • 1962-2012

Nursing Informatics Project papers contains books, pamphlets, brochures, and manuals detailing nursing informatics from 1962-2012 totaling 267 items. One linear foot of vertical files containing articles, SCAME 1981 NIH Conference notes, and documents about the history of early software for nursing education. Materials collected, preserved, and create as part of the American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics History Project.

Subjects: Nursing, informatics, bioinformatics, University of Texas

American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics History Project

John T. Moore, MD, realia

  • MS 187
  • Collection
  • 1924-1940

The John.T. Moore MD realia collection contains the following:
A gold watch with chain and Texas Surgical Society medallion, 1940
A gold ring with JTM initials, relief of Aesculapius on one side of ring and the caduceus on the other. Ring inscribed with date of “6.17.36”.
3 medallions: medallion to John T. Moore from [Houston] teachers, 1924; medallion from Jefferson Davis Hospital presented to John T. Moore for service, 1919-1940; and medallion from [Alpha Omega Alpha] dated 1902 on front and inscribed on the back with “Texas, J.T. Moore, 1935”.
A pin to hold chain onto a button hole.

The collection contains one folder in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) box.

Subjects: Realia

Moore, John T.

TWU Historical Research in Nursing Class Japan papers

  • MS 188
  • Collection
  • October 2014

The TWU Historical Research in Nursing Class Japan papers contains assigned journals written by graduate nursing students of their experiences while in Hiroshima, Japan as part of a Texas Women’s University class titled Historical Research in Nursing. The class traveled to Japan in October 2014.

Subjects: Hiroshima, nursing, ABCC, Texas Woman's University, Nursing History

TWU Historical Research in Nursing

Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN papers

  • MS 189
  • Collection
  • 1984-2015

The Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN papers covers the career of Dean Patricia Starck as the head of the UTHealth Science Center Houston’s School of Nursing (SON). The papers include administrative records, SON history, annual reports, strategic plans, nursing profession organizations, publications and awards. The collection roughly encompasses the years of Starck’s tenure as dean from 1984 to 2015.

Subjects: University of Texas, School of Nursing (UT SON), pain and suffering, nursing

Starck, Patricia

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

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Bernard G. Efron MD papers

  • MS 191
  • Collection
  • 1937-1947

This collection consists of a ledge documenting what appears to be allergy-related experiments from the 1940s, along with some notes. This collection was donated by Berne Black, the daughter of Bernard G. Efron. Dr. Efron was the first president of the American College of Allergists. He practiced in New Orleans.

Although the collection is not in good shape, it does contain valuable information for anyone interested in the study or history of allergies and allergy research.

Subjects: American College of Allergists, allergies, allergy, New Orleans

Efron, Bernard G.

Curtis C. Mooney papers

  • MS 192
  • Collection
  • 2015

Oral histories on community mental health in Texas created during Curtis Mooney’s dissertation research.

Subjects: Community Mental Health in Texas, Psychiatry

Mooney, Curtis C.

Live Oak Friends Meeting on Community Health

  • MS 193
  • Collection
  • 1992

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

Sir William Osler portrait by Konrad Hack, 1984-1985

  • MS 194
  • Collection
  • 1984

Dr. Robert E. Rakel, MD, donated the portrait of Sir William Osler by Konrad Hack. The portrait of Sir William Osler was painted by Konrad Hack in 1984. The portrait is large. The visible canvas measures 17.75 inches wide and 23.75 inches tall. The simple wooden frame is 27 inches wide and 33 inches tall. The painting is typical of Hack’s style with a predominately blue color scheme. The portrait is a flipped image of a portrait of Osler, which was probably painted from life. In Hack’s portrait, Osler is seated, looking at the observer, left arm resting on the back of his chair and left hand pressed against and supporting the side of his head. His right leg is crossed over his left, and his right hand rests on top of his right thigh. The signature “K. Hack” appears in the lower right hand corner of the painting.

The portrait has two plaques attached to the front, one at the top of the frame and one at the bottom of the frame. The top plaque reads: “Presented to Robert E. Rakel, M.D., by Mead Johnson Pharmaceutical Division in recognition of contributions to the field of family medicine. March 1985.”

The bottom plaque reads “Sir William Osler, M.D. (1849-1919)

Subjects: William Osler

Hack, Konrad

Fred Wittich, MD diploma collection

  • MS 195
  • Collection
  • 1913-1975

This collection consists of one oversize box containing Dr. Wittich’s diplomas and awards. Fredrick William Wittich, MD, (1885-1965) was the first president of the World Allergy Organization, which was first incorporated in the United State in August 1954.

This collection consists of various sizes of diplomas, awards and one photograph, all of which are in good condition. At least two of the diplomas appear to be excellent examples of the calligraphers art and some of the lettering rivals the work of illuminated manuscripts. The box measures 20.5 inches wide, 24.5 inches long, and 1.75 inches deep.

Subjects: Fred Wittich, allergy, medical diplomas

Wittich, Fred

Mac Suzuki Photograph Collection

  • MS 196
  • Collection
  • circa 1948-1952

The Mac Suzuki Photograph Collection, MS 196, contains 838 color slides of 35 mm film taken by Mac Suzuki, MD. Most of the images were taken in Japan between 1948 and 1952 while Dr. Suzuki’s worked with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. This material was donated by the children of Dr. Suzuki. The images are good condition although there is some evidence of vinegar syndrome. Most of the slides are Kodachrome with rich color and very sharp images depicting rural, tourist and work related scenes. A few slides are an off-brand of film, which account for the vinegar syndrome.

The slides are Kodachrome with rich color and very sharp images depicting rural, tourist and work related scenes. The slides were stored in a metal, baked enamel, slide storage container. One unusual characteristic of the storage system is how Dr. Suzuki identified the slides. He used different colors of ink to write on the edges of the cardboard film holder. Using this method, he indicated the subjects of slides, such as Rice, Nikko, etc. Rice depicts rice farming in Japan in the 1950s. Nikko depicts the resort area in the 1950s. Now, the slides are in inert plastic sleeves in folders organized by slide number. This collection is 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).

Suzuki, Masamichi

Sharon Ostwald, RN, papers

  • MS 197
  • Collection
  • 1941-2014

The Sharon Ostwald, RN papers consists of 12 boxes equaling 12 cubic feet, and 3 plaques. The Sharon Ostwald, RN, collection includes photographs, school records from childhood through college, theses and dissertations, autobiographical information, awards, research and publications, procedural material, nursing garments and academic robes, media presentations on DVD, and interviews.

Ostwald, Sharon

Powell family medical bag

  • MS 198
  • Collection
  • circa 1927-1940

The collection consists of one medical bag with contents, totaling 1 cubic foot.

Subjects: General Medicine

Powell family

John P. McGovern medical medallions collection

  • MS 200
  • Collection
  • circa 1840 - 2007

This is personal collection of medical medallions acquired by John P. McGovern, MD. The collection equals 0.75 cubic feet and consists of 2 boxes of medical medallions dating from the late 1700s to the 21st century.

Subjects: John P. McGovern, medical medals, medical medallions

McGovern, John P.

Mara M. Baun, PhD, RN nursing papers

  • MS 201
  • Collection

The papers of Mara M. Baun are concerned mainly with the creation of a doctoral program for the University of Texas School of Nursing in Houston. Other topics include Baun’s administration and teaching and research papers. The collection consists of 4 boxes and equals 4 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

Subjects: Nursing

Baun, Mara M.

Richard E. Wainerdi, Ph.D papers

  • MS 202
  • Collection
  • 1984-2013

This collection consists of the administrative records and other materials of Dr. Richard Wainerdi who was president of the Texas Medical Center, 1984-2012.

Subjects: Texas Medical Center

Wainerdi, Richard E.

Herman Detering History of Photography and Psychiatry collection

  • MS 203
  • Collection
  • 1601-1980

Herman E. Detering, III (1938-2015) created this collection because of his interest in 19th century photography and psychiatry. Mr. Detering was the longtime owner of the Detering Book Gallery, a rare bookstore in the Houston area. The collection consists of original photographic material such as 19th century carte de visites, postcards, and glass plate negatives. The collection also includes ephemera and some realia, such as a magic lantern and a camera and stand, all of which are probably from the late 19th century. The collection also includes material related to Mr. Detering’s collecting activities, such as correspondence and invoices, and exhibit materials.

A closely related collection is the Detering book collection on psychiatry and photography. The book collection has not yet been cataloged. The book collection consists of books dating from 1601 to the late 20th century. The core of the book collection is from the 19th century.

Geographically, the materials include 19th century photography and psychiatry in the United States, France, England and other places in Europe. The primary focus of the collection is on the treatment and study of people suffering from various forms of mental illness. Publications of numerous hospitals, asylums, and other organizations are included. Photographs include various early formats. The original collection consisted of 25 cubic feet (22 boxes of manuscript material and books, a camera and stand, and a magic lantern.) The collection was separated into a manuscript collection and a book collection.

Physical Description: For the most part, this collection is in excellent condition. Some carte de visites show fading, but for the most part the degradation is appropriate for the ages of the items. The collection consists of 8 roughly cubic feet (7 boxes, plus a camera and stand, and a magic lantern.)

Subjects: 19th century Psychiatry, 19th century photography, early 20th century

Detering, Herman E., III

Sara Ann Barton's Lithium and Trace Metal research papers

  • MS 204
  • Collection
  • 1964-1990

The Sara Ann Barton's Lithium and Trace Metal research papers includes research material, reprints, environmental reports, questionnaires, and notes from Barton’s research on lithium and trace metals. Some material is in Spanish.

Subjects: Lithium, trace metals, Chile, geology.

Barton, Sara Ann

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.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Sara Rozin papers

  • MS 206
  • Collection
  • 1990s

The Sara Rozin papers consists of photographs related to Sara Rozin’s work with Dr. Armin Weinberg and radiation effects and events projects in Kazakhstan and Russia. The program was organized mostly through the United Methodist Health Initiative. Three videos (VHS) related to her daughter’s wedding in 1993 were digitized and are stored in the digital collection drive (DCD). The original cassettes were returned to the donor. During the reception a rabbi sang the Chernobyl Song. A clip of it has been extracted and stored with the other video files. The material is in English, Russian, and Hebrew. Collection consists of one box equaling 0.25 cubic feet and contains 202 photographs and digital video files. Digital files are stored in the digital collection drive (DCD).

Subjects: Radiation Effects and Events

Rozin, Sara

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