Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers

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Reference code

MS 019

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Collection

Title

Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers

Date(s)

  • 1956-1974 (Creation)

Extent

.75 cubic foot (2 box)

Name of creator

(1926-2020)

Biographical history

Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD, was born on February 7, 1926 in Russe, Bulgaria. She earned her medical degree from Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School in 1952. She moved to Houston with her husband, Dr. Joseph L. Melnick, in 1958. In 1976 she began her residency in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor College of Medicine she held professorships in both the Department of Virology and Epidemiology as well as the Department of Psychiatry. She worked closely with her husband on his research on poliomyelitis as well as conducting her own research in myoplasma and it's relationship with cancer development in certain animals. Dr. Benyesh-Melnick died July 19, 2020, in Houston.

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Scope and content

The Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers contain research journals, reprints, magazines, reports, symposia and an undated manuscript related to her career in virology. Materials focus on the research that she conducted and collected between 1956 and 1974.

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This collection is arranged into the following series.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted. Material is open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.

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Deed-5

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Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

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Related archival materials

MS 015 Joseph L. Melnick, MD papers; MS 108 Daniel Creson, PhD papers

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  • Citation: Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers; MS 019; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

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00154

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Finding aid based on DACS ( Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

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Archivist's note

Materials placed in acid-free folders and arranged her research arranged in chronological order. Additional research arranged by document type.

Archivist's note

Finding aid prepared by Erin Schlothauer.

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