John P. McGovern, MD papers

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MS 115

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John P. McGovern, MD papers


  • 1901-2002 (Creation)


141.25 cubic feet (256 boxes)

Name of creator

(1921 - 2007)

Biographical history

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Scope and content

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

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No access restrictions. Open for research.

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Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

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  • English

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Immediate source of acquisition

The McGovern papers were donated primarily by Mrs. McGovern and the John P. McGovern Foundation. These materials were received between 2005 and 2010.

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More accruals expected.

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  • Citation: John P. McGovern, MD papers; MS 115; 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.
  • Processing information: Oversize materials relocated to oversize section. Many framed items removed from frames and placed in oversize or document boxes.

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