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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

James V. Neel, PhD papers

  • MS 089
  • Collection
  • 1946-1990

The James V. Neel papers contains incoming and outgoing Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission communication and correspondence, Committee on Atomic Casualties minutes, hematology ABCC 1, hematology ABCC 2, hematology ABCC program 1, Japan lectures, Nagasaki study of Metal Ret. Children, ABCC memoranda and reports, genetics data, atomic calculations, various conference information, genetics and vital statistics, genetics code, studies on consanguinity and heritability, genetics section monthly reports, cousin marriage, congenital and/or hereditary abnormalities in Japanese and Caucasians, quarterly reports submitted from Japan, monthly reports, genetics and research information, calculation sheet on atomic bomb studies, radiation census, midwife training, Kitamura program, consultants correspondence, staff correspondence, photocopy of manuscript, and other prints and photos related to the work and research of Dr. James V. Neel.

Subjects: ABCC, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

Neel, James V. (James Van Gundia)

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.

James H. Steele Lecture "Bioterrorism" by Professor D. A. Henderson, MD

This VHS tape contains the lecture "Bioterrorism" By Professor D. A. Henderson, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. The lecture took place April 4, 2000, and was a part of the James H. Steele Lecture series from the University of Texas School of Public Health. The recording runs 1:22:57. It is in color.
(0:01) Bert DuPont welcomes the audience to the 8th James Steele lecture. He speaks about Dr. Steele’s contributions and recognizes Dr. Steele, who is in attendance. DuPont introduces Dean R. Palmer Beasley.
(4:46) Dean R. Palmer Beasley takes the podium and highlights three men present that day: Dr. Steele, Dr. Phil Lee, and Dr. D. A. Henderson. Dr. Beasley describes Dr. Lee’s career before offering his introduction of Dr. D. A. Henderson.
(14:02) Dr. D. A. Henderson ascends to the podium and begins his talk by discussing Dr. James Steele and their longstanding association. He tells of their time at the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
(18:55) Dr. Henderson alludes to his role in smallpox eradication before pivoting to the topic of bioterrorism.
(20:52) Bioterrorism. He addresses prevalent views on bioterrorism. He traces attitudes through his time in the White House and at Health and Human Services. He then outlines developments in Japan, Russia, and Iraq that changed perceptions in 1995.
(31:00) Agents of concern: smallpox, plague, anthrax, and others. He elaborates on the nature of smallpox and the history and side effects of vaccination.
(37:15) Meschede, Germany, January 1970. Smallpox outbreak.
(41:00) Kosovo, Yugoslavia, February 1972. Smallpox outbreak.
(45:42) Considering a hypothetical smallpox outbreak in the US.
(50:41) The danger of these materials and expertise in Russia. “The Changing Nature of the Threat”—religious groups, access, communications, intent to inflict maximum damage.
(54:18) Concerns among policy makers.
(55:21) Threats from animal viruses such as foot and mouth disease and African swine fever.
(57:57) “The consequences of a biological weapon attack would be an epidemic.” Dr. Henderson discusses the role of public health, medicine, and biology in response.
(1:02:40) Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies
(1:03:05) Questions and Answers

Henderson, Donald A. (Donald Ainslie), 1928-2016

Conversations with the Past: "History of Malaria" by Richard Conklin, MD

This 3/4” U-Matic tape contains a lecture titled "History of Malaria" by Richard Conklin, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Lab Medicine at University of Texas Medical School. The lecture took place May 21, 1980, and it was a part of the series “Conversations with the Past.” The recording runs 46:02, with about 44 minutes of lecture content. According to the credits, it was a Medical Community Television System Production. The recording is a duplication, in color, with stereo sound.
(0:01) The recording begins with color bars and black screen.
(0:33) Title card
(0:55) Dr. Conklin introduces his talk, noting the long history of malaria, as well as rising concern among Europeans when they began colonizing the tropics.
(3:10) He notes the Greeks understood the association with marshes, described the clinical syndromes, and attempted control measures.
(3:48) New developments beginning in the 16th century: therapy, discovery of the parasite, the mosquito’s role, and control.
(4:40) Therapy. Cinchona bark.
(8:20) Jesuit Juan Lopez, first recorded person to bring cinchona bark to Europe. Cardinal Juan de Lugo received it, eventually using it and becoming an advocate for it.
(10:30) In England, [Oliver] Cromwell opposed it. Later Dr. [Thomas] Sydenham did trials on it, finding it worked on intermittent fevers. In Italy, Dr. [Francesco] Torti separated continuous and intermittent fevers in his testing.
(11:36) Astronomer Dr. [Charles Marie] de la Condamine described the trees and sent results to [Carl] Linnaeus, who cataloged it.
(12:28) [Charles] Ledger, born 1818 in London, introduced alpacas from Peru to Australia.
(17:38) Ledger sent his assistant Manuel to gather cinchona seeds. The British acquired their own cinchona seeds. The Dutch purchased Ledger’s seeds and planted them in the Dutch East Indies (Java). Ledger’s seeds outperformed the British ones.
(21:18) At the outbreak of World War II, Java produced all the world’s quinine. An expedition to the Philippines gathered seeds and gave them to Merck Company, which planted them in Guatemala. After the war, synthetic options were available, and the plantations in Guatemala were abandoned. But they were restored, and new ones were planted once resistant strains emerged.
(23:28) Parasite. Charles Alphonse Laveran, born in Paris, the first person to see a malaria parasite. He went to Algeria in 1878, began to study malaria patients, and made observations. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize. [Camillo] Golgi distinguished three different parasites.
(28:34) Vector: the mosquito. An American, Dr. Albert Freeman Africanus King outlined this possibility. British and Russian researchers also looked at vectors.
(30:15) Patrick Manson, founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine. He was the first to report the mosquito as vector for a human parasite, including for malaria. However, he thought the mosquito got the parasite from water, not from another human. [Robert] Koch was first to suggest human-to-mosquito-to-human transmission.
(32:56) Theobald Smith, from Albany, New York, studied cattle disease caused by ticks. He proved an insect could transmit to disease to humans. David Bruce also showed transmission of disease among cattle by the tsetse fly.
(34:25) Ronald Ross, a student of Manson’s, studied the mosquito-malaria hypothesis in India and established the linkage. Others confirmed his work. Dr. Manson and Dr. [Giovanni Battista] Grassi tested this on human subjects.
(37:26) News travelled to America. Walter Reid learned about it and started exploring control.
(38:20) Control. Walter Reed and [Dr. William C.] Gorgas went to Cuba to work on control for yellow fever and malaria. Gorgas then worked on control for the building of the Panama Canal.
(40:38) New phase of control begins when a new mosquito was introduced to Brazil. Rockefeller Foundation supported control efforts across large areas.
(42:42) World War II. Synthetic insecticides. WHO set out to eradicate malaria worldwide. But these efforts also resulted in pollution and resistance in some mosquitos.
(44:16) Next phase: biological controls.

Conklin, Richard

Conversations with the Past: "Dentistry" by Ernest Beerstecher, PhD

This 3/4” U-Matic tape contains a lecture titled "Dentistry" by Ernest Beerstecher, PhD. The lecture took place April 23, 1980, and it was a part of the series “Conversations with the Past.” The recording runs 50:55, with about 50 minutes of lecture content. According to the credits, it was a Medical Community Television System Production. Sally Webb is Producer/Director. Mark Adamcik, Linda A. Morales, and Marilyn Caplovitz were the Technical Staff. The recording is a duplication, in color.
(0:01) The recording begins with videotape leader and a countdown.
(0:20) Program begins with TMC Librarian Beth White at a podium introducing Dr. Ernest Beerstecher, Chairman of Department of Biochemistry at UT Dental Branch and Professor of Dental History.
(0:45) Dr. Beerstecher begins his talk by discussing the history of the TMC land, which he claims was owned by a physician in Spanish Texas in 1820.
(2:46) Dr. Beerstecher discusses his interest in history and its role in predicting the future.
(3:53) He discusses present challenges in dentistry and other medical professions, particularly in reference to advertising and the Federal Trade Commission.
(6:25) History of dentistry. Glossing over ancient history, starting with the Renaissance. He discusses the historical role of priests and barbers.
(8:39) Dentistry as a craft and dentistry as a branch of medicine. These two paths crossed in the U.S. around 1800.
(9:41) Dentistry’s patron saint, Saint Apollonia.
(11:15) Dentistry in art. Presentation slides show art depicting the craftsman dentist.
(14:33) Professional tradition of dentistry, emergent in France. Images and discussions of dental literature. In 1728 Pierre Fauchard published his book The Surgical Dentist. Some of his students came to America. Dr. Beerstecher notes that France had been an early leader in dentistry, but after the French Revolution and the revocation of professional licensing standards, French dentistry declined.
(18:26) American dentists. He mentions George Washington and his dental troubles. Paul Revere practiced dentistry. Revere can be considered the father of American forensic dentistry because he identified General Warren’s body from the Battle of Bunker Hill based on his teeth.
(23:33) Spanish Texas required a license to practice dentistry. Don Pedro Lartique, one of Fauchard's students, received his license in San Antonio in 1806. Dr. Beerstecher claims it’s the oldest dental license in America, and that it became a model for other licenses. After Independence in Texas, there were no more licensing requirements, so more dentists appeared.
(28:51) Texas dentists advertised in newspapers. Dr. Davis in Galveston, Dr. Evans in Houston, Dr. Marks in Houston, barber-surgeon Henry Doebelmann in Houston. Presentation slides show advertisements as well as statistics about dentists in Texas.
(33:22) Organization of dental societies, dental journals, dental schools, and licensing starting in Texas in the 1830s.
(35:18) Dr. Beerstecher uses Doc Holliday to illustrate the experience of dental students.
(41:00) Holliday was born in Georgia then attended the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. It was in a medical center near medical schools, hospitals, and the like. Dr. Beerstecher describes what it was like to study dentistry there.
(45:00) After dental school, Holliday had a practice in Georgia, but moved west after learning he had tuberculosis. In Dallas he began making dentures and doing other behind-the-scenes dental work, even winning awards. He started playing cards and eventually left town. He later died of tuberculosis.
(47:15) Emphasis on dental education in Texas in 1870s and 1880s, although there was no school. Eventually a school was planned for Galveston, but did not come to pass. In Houston in 1905, a group of citizens including John Henry Kirby advocated and raised money for a dental school at Travis and Congress.
(49:01) Concluding his talk, Dr. Beerstecher emphasizes that an interest in education has been central to the history of Texas dentistry.

Beerstecher, Ernest, Jr

Conversations with the Past: "Development of the Texas Medical Center" by Dr. William Seybold

This 3/4” U-Matic tape contains a lecture titled "Development of the Texas Medical Center " by Dr. William Seybold. The lecture took place April 30, 1980, and it was a part of the series “Conversations with the Past.” The recording runs 31:31 with about 30 minutes of lecture content. According to the credits, it was a Medical Community Television System Production. The recording is a duplication, in color.
(0:01) The recording begins with color bars.
(0:16) Program begins with TMC Librarian Beth White at a podium introducing Dr. William Seybold, recently retired.
(0:58) Dr. Seybold comes to the podium and begins his talk.
(2:53) Beginnings of the TMC. “In the beginning there was a dream.” Almost 40 years ago. Monroe D. Anderson, Colonel W. B Bates, John H. Freeman, Arthur Cato, Dean John W. Spies, Dr. E. W. Bertner, Dr. Frederick C. Elliott.
(5:04) Monroe D. Anderson of Anderson Clayton Company. William Bates and John Freeman helped establish the Anderson Foundation.
(7:32) Anderson died, and the Foundation was chief beneficiary. Horace Wilkins was a new trustee.
(8:55) Texas Legislature authorized a state cancer hospital in 1941. Cato, Bertner, and Spies had all been interested in a cancer hospital. Various organizations supported.
(12:18) Trustees of the Anderson Foundation met with University of Texas officials. Agreement to locate the cancer hospital in Houston. Foundation offered temporary facilities and matching funds.
(13:03) Dr. Bertner was appointed Acting Director. Land was acquired from the City of Houston, but construction had to wait until after the war. Drs. Bertner and Elliot articulated plans for a medical center.
(15:20) In 1943 the private Dental College in Houston becomes part of the University of Texas and got a site in the medical center. Bertner and Elliott envisioned Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as hospitals.
(15:55) Hermann Hospital, Methodist Hospital, a children’s hospital, a tuberculosis hospital, and perhaps others.
(16:23) Baylor College of Medicine decided to leave Dallas. Trustees of Baylor and Trustees of the Anderson Foundation made arrangements to bring the school to Houston.
(18:44) Advancement of the Medical Center after World War II. Texas Medical Center, Inc. chartered and Dr. Bertner elected President. The Anderson Foundation provided land and funds to TMC entities. Support also came from the Cullens and the Chamber of Commerce.
(21:30) Dr. Bertner’s vision for the Medical Center, including his speech to the Kiwanis.
(23:07) Dr. Seybold contends the war had established public support for medical research.
(24:18) Dr. R. Lee Clark, Jr.’s appointment as Director of M. D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research in 1946. The opening of Baylor’s new building in 1948. The appointment of Dr. Michael DeBakey as Head of Department of Surgery. In 1950, the construction of the new Methodist Hospital. The appointment of Leland Anderson to lead the Medical Center Board. In 1952, Dr. Elliot named Vice-President and Executive Director of the Medical Center.
(26:37) Dr. Seybold offers information from the Texas Medical Center’s 1979 Annual Report. In conclusion, he reflects on its future.

Seybold, William Dempsey

Conversations with the Past: "The Pioneering Spirit in American Medicine" by Dr. Virginia Allen

This 3/4” U-Matic tape contains a lecture titled "The Pioneering Spirit in American Medicine" by Dr. Virginia Allen of the Office of Scientific Publications in the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The lecture took place April 16, 1980, and it was a part of the series “Conversations with the Past: History of Health Sciences.” The recording runs 42:36, with about 41 minutes of lecture content. According to the credits, it was a Medical Community Television System Production. The recording is a duplication, in color.
(0:01) Video starts with blank screen, color bars, and countdown.
(0:29) Program begins with TMC Librarian Beth White at a podium introducing medical historian Dr. Virginia Allen.
(1:14) Dr. Allen begins her talk, “Pioneering Spirit in American Medicine.”
(3:36) Dr. John Potts, early Physician General to the Virginia Colony.
(4:08) Preacher physicians.
(4:45) Cotton Mather of Boston, a preacher and—according to Dr. Allen—the first significant figure in American medicine.
(9:10) Mather’s chief medical accomplishment: promoting smallpox inoculation. In an early instance of applying statistical analysis in medicine, he tracked mortality for those inoculated compared to the general population.
(13:05) Mather wrote the first general treatise on medicine in the United States, The Angel of Bethesda, 1724. However, it was not published.
(16:22) Dr. Ephraim McDowell, raised in Kentucky and practiced there, and was educated in Edinburgh, Scotland.
(20:28) McDowell diagnosed and removed an ovarian tumor in Jane Crawford. It was the first time such an operation had been performed and the patient lived.
(28:17) Dr. William Beaumont of Connecticut, licensed in 1812, became an Army surgeon and in 1820 was stationed at Fort Mackinac.
(32:23) In 1822, seventeen-year-old Alexis St. Martin, an employee of the American Fur Company, was accidentally shot. Beaumont cared for him, eventually moving him into his home. There remained a hole in St. Martin’s stomach; Beaumont did experiments and discovered the basics of digestion. He published his Observations in 1832.
(40:30) Dr. Allen notes she is out of time but had wanted to speak about Elizabeth Blackwell and Daniel Drake. She concludes by reflecting on the pioneering spirit at work in the Texas Medical Center.

Allen, Virginia

Conversations with the Past: "Sir William Osler: On the Student, Teacher, Libraries, and Medicine" by John P. McGovern, MD

Thi 3/4” U-Matic tape contains a lecture titled, "Sir William Osler: On the Student, Teacher, Libraries, and Medicine " by John P. McGovern, MD. The lecture took place May 14, 1980, and it was a part of the series “Conversations with the Past.” The recording runs 49:12 with about 48 minutes of lecture content. According to the credits, it was a Medical Community Television System Production. The recording is a duplication, in color, with stereo sound.
(0:01) The recording begins with a countdown and title card.
(0:12) Program begins with TMC Librarian Beth White at a podium introducing Dr. John P. McGovern, Director of the McGovern Allergy Clinic and Clinical Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and UT Medical School.
(1:07) Dr. McGovern approaches the podium and begins his talk.
(4:37) Dr. McGovern begins recounting Osler’s influence on modern American medicine and medical education.
(8:11) Dr. McGovern begins offering a biography of Sir William Osler. Osler was born in Ontario, July 12, 1949, went to Trinity College in Toronto, and then studied medicine at McGill in Montreal in 1872. He opened his practice and also served as a lecturer and did research at McGill.
(12:23) Dr. McGovern notes Osler then became the Chair of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in June 1884. He taught at the bedside and in the clinic.
(14:04) Dr. McGovern adds that in 1889 Osler became the first Physician-in-Chief at the new Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He wrote his Principles and Practice of Medicine. He married Grace Revere Osler and they had a son, Revere.
(15:39) Dr. McGovern tells of Osler taking the position Chair as Regius Professor of Medicine of at Oxford in 1904/1905. Osler helped organize medical corps and hospital system in England when World War I started. His son died in Flanders. Osler died December 29, 1919.
(17:38) Students. Dr. McGovern reads quotations from or about Osler regarding students.
(24:11) Teachers. Dr. McGovern reads quotations from or about Osler regarding teachers.
(29:46) Libraries. Dr. McGovern reads quotations from or about Osler regarding libraries. The Osler Library at McGill.
(35:36) Medicine. Dr. McGovern reads quotations from or about Osler regarding medicine.
(38:21) Patients. Dr. McGovern reads quotations from or about Osler regarding patients.
(40:10) Physicians. Dr. McGovern reads quotations from or about Osler regarding physicians.
(43:46) Dr. McGovern concludes his talk with quotations from others about Osler.

McGovern, John P., 1921-2007

Felix Haas, PhD papers

  • MS 027
  • Collection
  • 1937-1986

The Felix L. Haas, PhD papers document his life and career with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The bulk of the collection pertains to his work at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (UTGSBS) in Houston.

The collection reflects both his research interests and his administrative roles. The collection includes biographical information, professional records, correspondence, certificates, reprints, typescripts, publications, theses and dissertations, experiment notebooks, lectures, speeches, grant materials, committee reports and meeting minutes, course outlines, and audio recordings.

Unique to the collection are the audiotapes (reel-to-reel and compact cassette) that detail the beginnings of the UTGSBS. The recordings include meetings of Committee on Graduate Studies (1963-1965)--which he chaired--and lectures from courses given by UTGSBS faculty (1971-1978).

While most of the collection is based in Houston, there is a notable series of materials from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

Materials ranges in date from 1937-1986.

The collection is 36 cubic feet (70 boxes).

Haas, Felix L.

William Spencer, MD papers

  • MS 099
  • Collection
  • 1954-2009

The William Spencer, MD papers contains correspondence, financial records, grant records, building schematics, tour schedules, newspaper clippings, telegrams, financial records, academic publications, government testimony, congressional records, research, lectures, and legal records documenting the life of Dr. William Spencer.

William Spencer born on February 16, 1922 in Oklahoma City. He went to John Hopkins University for medical school and was first in his graduating class. Beginning in 1951 Dr. Spencer would lead staff at Baylor College of Medicine to address the polio epidemic. Consequently, ground-breaking research was conducted paving the way for the facility to become one of the most prominent rehabilitation facilities in the country. He would become founder of The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research, or TIRR, and the facility opened its doors on May 30, 1959. Today the hospital is officially part of the Memorial Hermann hospital system. Throughout his life Dr. Spencer would treat patients and conduct research regarding traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries, many of his patients being children or youth. Dr. Spencer in his twenty-eight years serving as TIRR’s president became known as the “Father of Modern Rehabilitation” as hospitals around the globe modeled their rehabilitation programs after TIRR (Wendler, 2009, p.16). The TIRR was a facility ahead of its time under Dr.Spencer’s leadership. After the development of personal computers, Dr.Spencer petitioned IBM to link the computers (now known as networking) at TIRR and Baylor College of Medicine.

In his nonmedical life, Dr. Spencer would tinker with a number of inventions or other projects. These engineering projects would lead him to develop the physiography, which ended up being an early version of its predecessor the EKG. Dr. Spencer was married twice, his first wife being Helen Spencer and his second wife being Jean Spencer, who had passed away before him in 2005.

Subjects: Pediatrics. The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.

Spencer, William A. (William Albert), 1922-2009

Thomas R. Cole, PhD papers

  • MS 225
  • Collection
  • 1973-2019, undated

The Thomas R. Cole, PhD papers consists of scholarly projects and history of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics in the University of Texas' McGovern Medical School. The papers include articles, journals, monographs, correspondence, notes, transcripts, books, syllabi, DVDs/CDs, Betacam tapes, cassettes, realia, and research primarily chronicling Dr. Cole’s professional career.

The collection contains materials documenting Dr. Cole’s research in gerontology. Dr. Cole’s articles and drafts of these articles are found within the papers and include reviews of his publications. Some of the books Dr. Cole published are also in the collection. There is a significant amount of correspondence between Dr. Cole and his colleagues, publishers, and contributors. There are materials relating to his projects, teaching, and presentations and events. In addition to his role at the University of Texas and in the Texas Medical enter, the collection reflects his involvement in professional organizations, conferences, and events. Small portions of the collection concerns postdocs as well as expenses and contracts. The AV materials and digital media are products of Dr. Cole’s numerous lectures, university courses, talks, and publications.

The subject scope of the collection includes: Gerontology, Aging, Social gerontology, Science and the humanities, Humanities, Civil Rights, and Medical ethics.

Cole, Thomas R.