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Greffe du Coeur Humain

Demonstration dated 04/17/1969 of transplantation of the human heart. A plastic bubble oxygenator is used. Film has voice over narration by Lucien Stervinou and illustrations by Barry Baker.

Prosthesis for Aortic Valve Replacement

Demonstration from 1968 of Cooley-Liotta-Cromie prosthesis for aortic valve and surgical replacement of the aortic valve with the prosthesis. Prosthesis is a titanium ball in Dacron velour covered prosthesis for aortic valve replacement. The film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations.

Cardiac Valve Replacement Using An Improved Prosthesis

Demonstration circa 1966 of replacement of cardiac valves using the SCDK-Cutter double caged valve prosthesis. Surgeries use disposable bubble oxygenators and replace mitral or aortic valves. Statistics on surgeries for 250 patients are provided. The film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Herb Smith, Kathleen Norris, and Robin Hanson.

Surgical Treatment of Atrial Septal Defects

  • Discussion and demonstration from 1963 of surgical treatments for atrial septal defects. For a pediatric patient, sutures are used
  • for one adult and one child, Dacron patch grafts are implanted. Both surgeries use pump oxygenators. The film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Barbara Tuttle.

Comprehensive Surgical Management of Tetralogy of Fallot

Demonstration circa 1974 of surgical management of tetralogy of fallot in multiple pediatric patients. Palliative surgeries as well as later, total correction are demonstrated. A disposable bubble oxygenator is used. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Barry Baker, Robin Hanson, Paulette Wells, and Herb Smith.

Two Stage Surgical Treatment of Transposition of Great Vessels

Demonstration circa 1966 through multiple surgeries of treatment for children born with aorta and pulmonary artery transposed. Using techniques developed by Blalock and Hamlin, palliative surgery is done in infancy with full correction done when the patient is older using the Mustard procedure. A pump oxygenator is used in the later surgery. Film has voice over by Don Macon and illustrations by Barry Baker, Herb Smith, and Paulette Wells.

Aneurysm of Ascending Aorta and Arch With Aortic Regurgitation: Prosthetic Replacement of the Aortic Valve and Aortic Arch

Demonstration circa 1966 of surgical replacement of aortic valve and aortic arch. A Dacron patch and Smeloff-Cutter valve prosthesis are implanted and a disposable bubble oxygenator is used. The film also summarizes surgical techniques, prostheses, and patient outcomes for similar surgeries. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Herb Smith, Kathleen Norris, and Robin Hanson.

Mitral Valve Replacement In Childhood

Demonstration circa 1968 of insertion of prosthesis to replace mitral valve in seven year old patient. A disposable bubble oxygenator is used. Statistics are included on the hospital's treatment of children with mitral valve stenosis. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Barry Baker.

Cardiovascular Surgery in the First Year of Life

Demonstration dated 07/07/1979 of palliative surgery in infants with congenital heart disease. Because full surgical correction with cardiopulmonary bypass is too risky for infants, palliative surgery is performed. Conditions and treatments discussed include tricupid artresia potts anastomosis, transposition of the great vessels and creation of atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosis suture ligation, coarctation resection and anastomosis, congenital aortic vacsular ring division of couble aortic arch, ventricular septal defect pulmonary artery banding, and aortic stenosis valvotomy with modified caval occlusion. Statistics on patients and outcomes are included. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon.

Staged Cardiac Replacement

Demonstration from 4/7/1969 of cardiac replacement in two stages. First, after a failed attempt at surgical repair of the heart, a Liotta-Cooley artificial heart, Dacron tubes, and a Wada-Cutter hingeless valve prosthesis are implanted as a palliative measure. A donated heart is transplanted in a later surgery. A disposable bubble oxygenator is used. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations.

Houston Hearts BBC Documentary

Documentary from 1968 discussing Denton A. Cooley's work, including surgical techniques, operating room atmosphere, and heart transplantation. Cooley and patients are interviewed, including footage of Cooley's family and band, The Heart Beats.

Camera Original Footage With Magnetic Sound-On-Film Stripe, Liotta Total Artificial Heart Console and Interview With Karp, Haskell 12 Hours After His Artificial Heart Implant April 4, 1969

Footage of Liotta Total Artificial Heart console and interview with Haskell Karp, the first recipient of an artificial heart, as he wakes up 12 hours after surgery. The Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart was designed to allow patients in heart failure to wait until a human heart was available for transplantation.

Institute of Religion records

  • IC 016
  • Collection
  • 1954-2000

The Institute of Religion records (IC 016) is .5 cubic foot and consists of 1 document box. It contains formation and scope documents, newsletters, correspondence, pamphlets and news clippings related to the early years of the Institue of Religion, now the Institute of Spirituality and Health. The materials are in good condition.

Institute of Religion (Houston, Tex.)

Doctors' Club records

  • IC 031
  • Collection
  • 1954-2005

The Doctor's Club records (IC 031) is 8 cubic feet and consists of 2 documents boxes and 2 oversize boxes and 14 artifacts. It contains a club profile, brochures, correspondence, programs and newsletters (Memos) from the years 1954 to 2002. In addition, the collection includes several past presidents' and club members' photographs, a photograph scrapboook and several scuptures by Robert Portus, a metal fabricator and artist from Grants Pass, OR (ObitTree. Found at https://obittree.com/obituary/us/oregon/grants-pass/stephens-family-chapel/robert-portus/628923 [Accessed May 3, 2018]). The materials are in good condition. One sculpture has minor damage.

The Doctors' Club

Women's Auxiliary to Texas Children's Hospital records

  • IC 041
  • Collection
  • 1954-2014

The Women's Auxiliary to Texas Children' Hospital (WATCH) records is 55 cubic feet and consists of 17 documents boxes and 63 oversize boxes. The collection documents the history and activities of the volunteer services organization for Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. The collection contains photographs, audiovisual materials, meeting minutes, meeting notes, organizational handbooks, publications, and scrapbooks. The collection includes 83 scrapbooks that date from 1954 to 2014. The collection is 55 cubic feet in size and materials are in good condition.

Women's Auxiliary to Texas Children's Hospital

Harris County Academy of General Practice records

  • IC 052
  • Collection
  • 1949-1966

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

HIV/AIDS Houston collection

  • IC 072
  • Collection
  • 1951-1995

The HIV/AIDS Houston collection consists of 6 boxes that contain newspaper clippings, reprinted articles, correspondence, speeches, guidelines, printed material, and newletters that document the early research of AIDS and the impact of AIDS in the Houston area. The collection has several issues of HIV Treatment and RITA! (Research Initiative, Treatment Action) ranging from 2001-2007. The collection encompasses 1951 – 1995 with earlier materials related to studies on the spread of diseases, such as encephalomyelitis in mice. The collection is in fair condition with some water damage.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

Hermann Hospital Archive records

  • IC 086
  • Collection
  • 1869-1998

The Hermann Hospital Archive records consists of administrative records, founding documents, legal papers, maps, photographs, films, videos, oral histories, nursing school records, yearbooks, and artifacts ranging from the late 1800s to 1998 that document the creation, development, and history of Hermann Hospital, the first institution in what is now known as the Texas Medical Center. The materials document the long history of the hospital from its inception to the merger with Memorial Hospital System in 1997. Hermann Hospital Archives contains the institutional records of Hermann Hospital (1925-1997) as well as the Hermann Estate (1914-1985).

Real estate-related material from the Hermann Estate business offices, some of it predating the hospital, including professional correspondence, property deeds, copies of letters to tenants and lessees, maps, photographs of construction sites, and a salesman sample or miniature real estate sign (silk-screened metal, circa 1935) (1918-1950’s). Materials related to the construction of the hospital building including work orders, construction progress reports, and order forms and receipts for building materials (1920’s). There are some advertisements and information sheets from companies that supplied hospital and cafeteria equipment to the new hospital (x-ray machines, milk coolers, lighting, surgical implements, etc.) (1920’s). Copies of orders for medical supplies and alcohol permits from the Prohibition years. A small amount of material is related to the lawsuit filed by Hermann’s Swiss relatives over his bequest to the city. There are items dealing with daily operations in the earlier part of the century, including staff newsletters, letters of application for “cards” (permitted local doctors to see patients at the hospital even if they did not practice there full-time), administrative memos. Some material about the financial situation of the Estate and funding of the hospital, including accounting records, ledgers from the pre-hospital Estate, and legal papers (1910’s-1950’s). Staff publications, meeting minutes for various committees, board of trustees items (1940’s-1980’s). Oral History Project transcripts, 1992-1998.

There are photographs (originals or copies) of Houston in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; of Mr. Hermann in his last years; of the hospital interior and exterior when it was new; of early nursing school graduation classes (ca. 1850-1930’s). Nursing school yearbooks, records, and a uniform (1940’s-1970’s). VHS tapes of relevant television specials, news reports, and educational programs for staff (1980’s). A sizable collection of patient registers and logbooks from various departments (1920’s-1980’s) including the register with the hospital’s first patients in 1925. Scrapbooks of staff photos and news clippings (1960’s-1980’s). There are large numbers of slides and photographs that document the history of LifeFlight and the work of Dr. James "Red" Duke (1970’s-1980’s). There is a small amount of realia including decorative plaques, awards, small commemorative items, and a mailbox from the old hospital building. A few boxes contain administrative papers (1980’s). One contains working papers of the Rice University Oral History Project.

A group of photographs equaling 12.5 cubic feet (25 boxes) were compiled for hospital publications by media relations staff in the mid to late 1980s. Most of the items are undated.

The collection is 481.5 cubic feet in size which includes 644 boxes. Materials are in good condition.

Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)

Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection

  • IC 104
  • Collection
  • 1938-1982

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

Saul Kit, PhD papers

  • MS 018
  • Collection
  • 1958-1974

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.

Kit, Saul

Howard T. Barkley, MD papers

  • MS 028
  • Collection
  • 1930-1980

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.

John Roberts Phillips, MD and Rebecca Hall Phillips, RN papers

  • MS 036
  • Collection
  • 1924-1982

The John Roberts Phillips,MD and Rebecca Hall Phillips, RN papers (MS036) is 8.5 cubic feet and consists of 5 documents boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 11 digitized scrapbooks. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, professional activities, reprints of publications, medical instruments, memorabilia, awards, and certficates. The digital scrapbooks provide information on John Roberts Phillips, MD's surgical procedures and the Phillips' work with the TB Hospital in Houston. The materials are in good condition.

Phillips, John Roberts

Homer E. Prince, MD papers

  • MS 038
  • Collection
  • 1934-1983

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.

Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, MD papers

  • MS 054
  • Collection
  • 1948-86

The Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, MD papers contains photographs of Dr. Desmond as a medical student, Naval officer, and a faculty member of Baylor College of Medicine. The main portion of her papers deal with her work at Jefferson Davis Hospital, including grants she received from the John A. Hartford Foundation, and at Texas Children's Hospital.Some background material and photographs of the illustrations she used in the book, Newborn Medicine and Society: European Background and American Practice (1750-1975), are included. Reprints of her journal articles are available.She donated many books on the newborn and on pediatrics. These books have been cataloged and are available through the HAM-TMC Library's online catalog.

Desmond, Murdina MacFarquhar

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.

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

Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers

  • MS 208
  • Collection
  • 1983-1997

The Joyce E. Yost, PhD papers consist of 7 boxes and contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, speeches, magazines, newsletters, manuals, books, studies, reports, reprints, prophylactic material, financial documents, and meeting minutes and materials that document Yost’s doctoral dissertation research. Materials are mostly in good condition with some water damage. Collection includes information related to the Montrose Clinic and AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH), and other AIDS organizations, activist groups and programs

Yost, Joyce E.

Lee D. Cady V.A. Photograph Collection

  • MS 217
  • Collection
  • 1946-1963

The Lee D. Cady photograph collection (MS 217) is 1.75 cubic feet in size consisting of two boxes with one oversized box. The Lee D. Cady V.A. Photograph Collection documents the career of Lee D. Cady, MD as the first Manager (Director) of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas. The photos document physical changes in the V.A. facilites, medical staff and personnel at the hospital, and notable visitors during Dr. Cady's tenure.The photographs were generally taken during Dr, Cady's tenure as director of the V.A. Hospital in Houston and include pictures of the V.A. Hospital and surrounding medical center, doctors, staff, and visitors to the hospital and awards and celebrations. The collection is in good condition.

Cady, Lee D.

Reginald Burbank, MD papers

  • MS 218
  • Collection
  • 1820-1973

The Reginald Burbank, MD papers (MS218) is 2.5 cubic feet and consists of 5 documents boxes. Dr. Burbank’s papers include institutional publications, medical research, translations, books, pamphlets, correspondence, letters, newspaper clippings, typed manuscripts, typed manuscripts (drafts), and medical journals that document his research and career. Dr. Burbank had a vast collection of historical manuscripts and books related to the study and history of gout, rheumatism, and arthritis. He studied as well as helped to translate these texts to support his own research findings and to assist future researchers. Items relating to these endeavors are within the collection. The materials are in relatively good condition.

Burbank, Reginald