Karl Karnaky, MD papers

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MS 022

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Karl Karnaky, MD papers

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  • 1938-1970s (Creation)

Extent

1 cubic foot (1 boxes)

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(1907-1988)

Biographical history

Karl Karnaky was born November 7, 1907, in Barham, Louisiana and died May 29, 1988, in Houston, Texas. His parents were from Germany and Austria-Hungary. Karnaky graduated in pre-medicine from Rice University (then the Rice Institute) in 1930 and went on to study medicine at UTMB. He registered for the draft in 1940; he was working out of the Medical Arts Building at the time. In 1940, he treated a five-year-old Houston girl for tumor-induced precocious puberty; the case was compared to that of Lina Medina, a Peruvian girl who gave birth at age five. He taught at Baylor College of Medicine in the late 1940s. He was the director of Menstrual Disorder Clinic at Jefferson Davis and was on staff at Hermann, Park View, Heights, St. Joseph’s, Memorial, and Methodist Hospitals. In the 1960s and 1970s he worked at the Obstetrical and Gynecological Research Institute [and Foundation], Houston.

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The Karl Karnaky, MD papers contain reprints, correspondance, notes, flyers, and a textbook related to his work in the field of gynecology.

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Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce should be secured from the repository.

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  • Citation: Karl Karnaky, MD papers; MS 020; 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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00157

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

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Archivist's note

Notes and flyers defending research placed in 8 folders upon arrival, in processing they were kept in original arrangementdue to unclear dates or specific purpose.

Archivist's note

Finding aid prepared by Erin Schlothauer.

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