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The collection includes photographs, souvenirs, medical insignia pins, an ashtray, a medicine case, a nameplate, and other small items.
Subjects: Family practice
Barnes, Frank L.
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The collection includes photographs, souvenirs, medical insignia pins, an ashtray, a medicine case, a nameplate, and other small items.
Subjects: Family practice
Barnes, Frank L.
This moulage is Japanese in origin based on the use of hiragana, katakana and kanji characters in the text. The 3-dimensional representation of a human torso depicts various parasites and the foods with which the parasites are associated, including green leafy vegetables, fish and other types of seafood. The moulage was framed with a glass front. However the glass was chemically interacting with the printed text surrounding the moulage. The moulage was removed from the frame, placed in a clear polypropylene sleeve and boxed. The moulage contains its original backing.
Subjects: moulage of parasites with text about parasite vectors, including fish and vegetables.
John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center
The Robert Sobocinski collection includes an otoscope and a hematocytometer set with accompanying pipettes, lancet, tubing, frame and comparator glass, and original boxes and literature.
Restrictions: Copyright restrictions may apply.
Subjects: General Medicine, realia.
The Beta Beta Houston records contains correspondence, ephemera, photos, scrapbooks and some realia that document the history of the Beta Beta Houston Chapter #648 at Texas Women's University (TWU), Region 6 of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The date range of the materials range is 1969-2011. The collection consists of 17 boxes equaling 17 cubic feet.
Texas Woman's University (TWU), College of Nursing began in the fall of 1954, received accreditation from the National League of Nursing in May 1958. Beta Beta Chapter was officially recognized as a chapter, by TWU, in October 1969. The inaugural inductions were held the spring of 1970. The mission of the organization is to support the learning knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The society vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. [Source: Beta Beta Houston, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.betabetahouston.org/ on November 5, 2011.]
Copyright restrictions may apply. Additional restrictions also apply, including the following: the archivist shall use discretion when open this material up for research. Some materials may be sensitive and may be restricted.
Subjects: Texas Woman's University, TWU School of Nursing, nursing, medical organization
Beta Beta Houston
William R. Voss, DVM collection is made up of laboratory equipment (Bunsen burners, flasks, pipette and test tube holders, etc.).
Subjects: Veterinary Medicine, Realia
Voss, William R.
The A.M. Autrey, Jr., DDS, collection is made up of a dental cabinet, a print of Sir Luke Fildes’ painting The Healing Brotherhood, and an array of medical and dental implements dating from approximately the late 19th through the early 20th centuries. Most items are undated.
Autrey, A. M., Jr.
The A. M. Autrey, Sr., MD, and family papers contains papers, artifacts, medicines, optometry devices, a human skull, an account book with information about clients, treatments and charges to patients. 8 cubic feet (17 boxes).
Subjects: Family Practice
Autrey, A.M., Sr.
Norman E. Mann medical realia collection is considered an artificial collection. Records indicate that Dr. and Mrs. Norman E. Mann donated the Mann medical regalia collection to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center in April of 2001. This collection contains a wide range of objects including: medical instruments, medicine bottles, medical equipment, human remains, dental ads and ephemera, and printed material. The collection was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Allison and the recovered objects vary in condition. Additional material has been added and continues to be added to the collection to supplement the objects lost due to Tropical Storm Allison.
The collection contains two hyfrecator machines from the 1940’s-1950. These machines are in relatively good condition and have all of the needed parts. A large doctor’s bag and its contents are also included within the collection. The bag and its contents are in fair condition. The bag contained many medicine bottles and packaging. This packaging is of notable ephemeral interest. The collection contains many medical instruments in varying conditions. As the objects are mostly metal and have undergone a flood, rust is present on many of the objects. Some objects are also incomplete. A few medical instruments cannot be identified due to a lack of completion. Several pacemakers are included within the collection and are in good condition. There are also four leather medical boxes containing medicine vials. The medicine vials are empty for the most part and in good condition. The leather boxes are fragile and exhibit leather rot. Glassware and antique glasses are also included. The glass objects are in good condition but should be handled with care. Enamel ware is also included within the collection consisting of funnels, bedpans, and instrument trays. Several microscopes can be found within the collection. Most of the microscopes are antique and oversized. There are many other oversized objects within the collection including a hospital toilet, a stereoscope, and an examination chair. Additionally, human remains in the form of gallstones and a radius bone are found within the collection. Overall the collection contains a large range of materials.
Physical Description: Collection consists of 14 document boxes and artifacts inventoried in the Garments, Artifacts and Framed section (GAF). The entire collection is comprised of artifacts and medical realia.
John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center
This collections consists of a black medical bag that was apparently owned by A. G. Boss Brown, M.D. from Bosworth, Missouri. Included with the bag are medicines and medical tools. The materials range from good condition to very poor condition. 1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes).
Subjects: Family practice, realia
Brown, A. G. Boss
The Frank Arnett, MD papers contains materials covering the professional career of Dr. Frank Arnett, MD. The collection includes medical objects, video, photographs of Dr. Arnett and colleagues, awards and recognitions, copies of presentation material, and grants awarded information. A large portion of the collection is composed of reprints of Dr. Arnett's numerous publications, most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases. The collection also includes realia, such as two of Dr. Arnett's white coats and other objects. This collection is in good condition and consists of 7 cubic feet (11 boxes).
Arnett, Frank C.
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
McGovern, John P.
This collection consists of an amputation or surgical kit, probably German in origin circa 1938. This collection was originally identified as a U.S. Civil War-era amputation kit. See a note in the control folder from Alethea Drexler, archives assistant, explaining why the kit is not circa 1860s.
A list and description of the items is included in the control folder. The kit includes, knives, saws, needles, probes, forceps, chisels and mallets.
Subjects: amputation kit, surgery, medical realia
Knowles, W. Roy
The Elie M. Watts III, DDS papers contains books, realia, and ephemera related to the career of Dr. Watts in general dentistry.
Watts, Elie M., III
The McCorkle Family collection includes framed artwork and awards; medical instruments including bronchial and esophageal specular, and laryngoscopes; and a leather doctor’s bag.
Subjects: laryngology, realia, tuberculosis, thoracic surgery.
McCorkle, Robert G.
This material comes the Stanley family medical supply business, which operated in the Houston area. J. Richard Stanley donated the items. There are two items in this collection both of which are basal metabolism testers from 1937 and later. This material covers the years circa 1937-1950s. This material was sold through the Stanley family medical supply store in Houston. This collection pertains to medical equipment used for testing basal metabolism in humans. This material was in the possession of the family as part of store inventory and later as personal possessions.
Stanley, J. Richard
Subjects: Public Health.
The D.H. Rankin Medical Artifacts Collection was donated by Dr. Rankin, a family physician in Austin, Texas. Dr. Rankin had a personal interest in hearing related devices and early twentieth century quack medical devices. Dr. Rankin acquired artifacts from online auction sites, auction houses, and catalogs. Receipts and sale information for some items are included in the control folder.
Highlights of the collection include bloodletting tools, vibratory quack medical devices, drug bottles with original medicines, and alcohol prescriptions during the United States prohibition era.
The collections of materials are dated from 1700 through 1950. The bulk of materials are from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. The materials are predominantly from the United States with a few outliers from Great Britain, China, Mexico, and Denmark.
The collection totals 36 cubic feet and 20 boxes. Many objects are oversized and thus not stored in any box. The majorities of artifacts are stored in their original boxes and complete with promotional material where applicable. The condition of objects are, on average, very good. Damage is usually only present on the original boxes. Drugs and liquids have been saved and are stored separately in water tight bags. Care should be taken when unpacking boxes and unwrapping items as some items are sharp and/or have mechanical blades.
Subjects: medical quackery, early medicine, medical realia, rare books
Rankin, Douglas H.
Scope & Content: James E. Barkley is a retired pharmacist and pharmaceutical salesman who worked for the Wellcome company. In the course of his career, Mr. Barkley collected numerous antique bottles of medicine. The collection contains bottles with medicine dating from the late 1800s.
Most of the bottles contain pills, but some bottles contain liquids. Bottles of liquid are stored in archival-quality plastic bags.
Restrictions: This material is unrestricted although some copyright restrictions may apply.
Subjects: Pharmaceuticals, medicine, Wellcome
Barkley, James E.
The John.T. Moore MD realia collection contains the following:
A gold watch with chain and Texas Surgical Society medallion, 1940
A gold ring with JTM initials, relief of Aesculapius on one side of ring and the caduceus on the other. Ring inscribed with date of “6.17.36”.
3 medallions: medallion to John T. Moore from [Houston] teachers, 1924; medallion from Jefferson Davis Hospital presented to John T. Moore for service, 1919-1940; and medallion from [Alpha Omega Alpha] dated 1902 on front and inscribed on the back with “Texas, J.T. Moore, 1935”.
A pin to hold chain onto a button hole.
The collection contains one folder in the Small Manuscript Collection (SMS) box.
Moore, John T.
The Thomas F. Miles, MD papers include his black bag, medicines in glass bottles, one carte-de-visite and two cabinet cards depicting Miles, diplomas, surgical instruments, medical tools, and some papers. The collection is generally in fair condition. The black leather bag is brittle. The photographic images are in excellent condition. The surgical tools show some rust. The medicines in glass vials have degraded. 1 cubic foot (1 box). 1880-1908.
Miles, Thomas F.
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.
The Thomas Matney papers, MS 146, includes materials from 1926 through 2011 relating to Dr. Matney’s research in genetics, Dr. Matney’s teaching materials, and his research as a community activist into the support and well being of at-risk children. Dr. Matney was the first associate dean of the newly formed UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as a professor of genetics and environmental science and a student advisor. Professor Matney made important contributions to scientific understanding of cancer-causing agents and the genetic mechanisms that underlie the development of cancer.
This collection contains eleven series: I. Personal Papers; II. Administrative Papers III. Business Correspondence; IV. Publications; V. Research; VI. School and Community Research Projects; VII. Teaching Materials; VIII. Student Files; IX. Travel; X. Realia and Ephemera; and XI. Audiovisual Materials. This collection contains much of the research conducted by Dr. Matney as well as his teaching materials. One of the highlights of this collection is the research proposals and papers from Dr. Matney's time with the Atomic Energy Commission along with a letter from Dr. Schull of the RERF to Dr. Matney when he was ill. Another highlight of the collection is the Temperature Gradient Plate, a device invented by Dr. Matney.
The materials in this collection are in good condition with some minor tears and brittle paper. Mrs. Nancy Matney donated Dr. Matney’s collection of personal and business correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, pamphlets, diplomas, awards, artwork, a scrapbook, yearbooks, journal articles, abstracts, contracts, applications, research notes and notebooks, lecture notes, audiovisual material, ephemera, and realia to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center in January 2011. The collection is 10.5 cubic feet (thirteen boxes) and is collection 146.
The Richard Wainerdi's Texas Medical Center Memorabilia Collection consists of realia (three-dimensional objects) presented to Richard Wainerdi during his tenure as president of the Texas Medical Center, a position he held from 1984 to December 2012. The realia includes numerous scrolls, fabrics, desktop items such as paper weights. pen sets, commemorative plaques, ceramic, toy-like models and other objects. The realia comes from Houston-area institutions and businesses as well as numerous international organizations. The collection was donated to the TMC Library by TMC Inc. office of the president in September 2013.
Wainerdi, Richard E.
The Vernie A. Stembridge, MD papers contains professional papers, military records, reprints, administrative records, correspondence, awards, photographs, realia, oversized materials, personal papers, artifacts, yearbooks, textbooks, monographs, printed materials, memorabilia, ceritifactes, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The collection documents the life and career of Dr. Vernie Stembridge who was a leader in the field of pathology. The collection chronicles his medical education and training at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, Oak Ridge, Tennessee as well as his leadership positions and consulting work at Parkland Memorial Hospital of Dallas, Southwestern Medical School, Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School, the Dallas Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Notable personal materials within the collection include Dr. Stembridge’s projector, plague, gavel, and Tiffany sterling silver bowl. The collection equals of 28 cubic feet and contains 26 boxes, including 3 oversized boxes. The materials date from 1945 to 2000. The materials are in good condition.
Stembridge, Vernie A.
The Marvin A. Kastenbaum, PhD, papers, MS 93, 1950-1997, contains materials related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), including audio-visual materials, photographs, artifacts, personal cards, clippings, and statistical analyses compilied by the ABCC. Kastenbaum worked for 17 months as a statistician with the ABCC.
Kastenbaum's first contribution to the archive in March 1994 was a set of photographs of ABCC employees. Later, he made additional donations of artifacts, audio-visual materials and more photographs.
Kastenbaum was born in New York City on January 16, 1926. During World War II, he served with the the 124th Cavalry Regiment and later in the 613th Field Artillery Battalion. Kastenbaum was stationed in Burma, and the units he was stationed with participated in the reopening the Burma Road, a vital supply route from Burma to China.
After the war, Kastenbaum returned to his studies and graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1948. He received his Master's degree in statistics from North Carolina State College in 1950 and his PhD from the same institution in 1956.
In January 1953, during a hiatus from his studies, Kastenbaum took a post as statistician in the Biostatistics Department of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima, Japan. While with ABCC he had occasion to review much of the medical data which had been collected by the commission between 1947 and 1954. He and Dr. William C. Moloney wrote a study of A-bomb radiation on humans. Upon completion of the final report, Marvin A. Kastenbaum decided he would make a career of medical statistics. In September of 1954 he returned to Chapel Hill to complete the requirements for his doctorate in statistics at the University of North Carolina. While there Marvin A. Kastenbaum worked as a statistician for the University's Department of Public Health.
During his 17-month affiliation with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Kastenbaum recorded some of his experiences on film. He donated three reels of 8 mm film to the archive in 1995. This film is a unique visual history. He filmed ABCC events in Japan, highlights from festivals, and scenes of daily life. Approximately one-third of the footage is devoted to ABCC personnel, activities and sites. The latter part of the film includes scenes of Hong Kong, Bangkok, India, Pakistan, Israel and Greece that Dr. Kastenbaum filmed after leaving Tokyo, Japan in May 1954. The collection is 1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes).
Dr. Kastenbaum's photographs have been rehoused and cataloged as single items and in sets. The bibliographic records and holdings are in machine readable format and can be found in the online catalog of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. The finding aids for the photographs are as follows: traditional card files and computerized bibliographic records in the online catalogs. All the photographs are black and white in a variety of sizes.
Some of the material in this collection appears to have been water damaged. This is especially apparent in box 2. Extra care should be taken when handling these materials. Notify an archivist if any of the material appears to be disintegrating.
This collection is 1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes.)
Kastenbaum, Marvin A., Ph.D.
The Sharon Ostwald, RN papers consists of 12 boxes equaling 12 cubic feet, and 3 plaques. The Sharon Ostwald, RN, collection includes photographs, school records from childhood through college, theses and dissertations, autobiographical information, awards, research and publications, procedural material, nursing garments and academic robes, media presentations on DVD, and interviews.
The collection consists of one medical bag with contents, totaling 1 cubic foot.
Subjects: General Medicine
MS 67 the William J. Schull papers contains correspondence, interoffice memorandums, presentations, scientific works, journal reprints, monograph drafts, report drafts, travel diaries, travel receipts and itineraries, travel ephemera, other printed material, news clips, exhlbit material, photographs, 35 mm slides, audios tapes, video tapes, film, maps and realia in eighty-six cubic feet of material documenting his the life and works. Over 60 percent of the collection documents his life and work at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in Japan. Twenty five percent of the collection contains papers from his work for various governmental and non-governmental bodies about the effects of ionizing radiation. Another 8 cubic feet contains lbs from his personal life. Dr. Schull created travel diaries about the many international trips required for his work. The collection contains 62 typewritten travel diaries as well as many lbs of travel ephemera, mainly from Japan, collected by Dr. Schull. Dr. Schull wrote several books and the collection contains copies of the historical documents and photographs used in the creation of his books, notably "Song Among The Ruins," his memoir about his time at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. The major theme of this collection is epidemiological and genetic scientific innovation used to quantify the threat posed to the human race by ionizing radiation; to establish the probability of health outcomes to alleviate the fear of survivors, especially about the health of unborn generations; and to provide governments with facts about the consequences of the use of atomic weapons for war and nuclear energy for industrial purposes.
In addition to the records for ABCC and RERF (1945-2014), organizations with a large number of records in the collection include: ICRP, International Commission On Radiological Protection (1980-1995); ICRHER, International Consortium For Research On The Effects of Radiation (1990-2002); UNSCEAR, United Nations, Scientific Committee On The Effects Of Atomic Radiation (1987); WHO, United Nations World Health Organization, Health Effects of Chernobyl Accident (1990s); United States Department of Energy, Advisory Council On Nuclear Facility Safety (1990); United States Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board, Radiation Advisory Committee (1984-1990); and BRER, United States National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Board On Radiation Effects Research (1990s).
While the material is generally in good condition, some of the material suffered flood damage during tropical storm Allison in 2001. Although archivists discarded several lbs that could not be salvaged, they did preserve some material that may have value although flood damage is evident. With the damaged papers, some pages may be stuck together and handwritten notes may be faded beyond recognition. This damaged material is limited to four folders in two boxes, including box 40 folder 1; and box 42, folders 1, 2 and 3.
Dr. Schull collected and preserved all of the material in this collection in the course of his professional career and private life from 1945 to 2014. The collection consists of approximately 135 boxes including oversize and audiovisual. It consists of approximately 86 cubic feet of material.
Schull, William Jackson
The Ernst W. Bertner, MD papers (MS002) is 6.5 cubic feet and consists of seven documents boxes and two oversize boxes. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, speeches, certificates, official appointments, newsclippings, scrapbooks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and realia that detail the personal life, professional activities, and leadership of Dr. Ernst W. Bertner in Houston and the Texas Medical Center. The materials are in good condition.
Bertner, Ernst William