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Planning notes for governors visit to Tx

Note to have TJ Dunlap (consultant to Armin's group at BCM) to prepare for upcoming visit by Governor Jakianov. Some good initial planning for events with TMH, Mayor, and Santa Fe Gold ... but more followed this including a meeting with Governor Bush and more. A very important step in this partnership for sure.

Tom A. Andrews, MD papers

  • MS 024
  • Collection
  • 1924-1928

The Tom A. Andrews, M.D. collection consists of two University of Texas at Austin "Cactus" yearbooks from the years 1924 and 1928.

Andrews, Tom A.

Connie Brady Nursing School Papers

  • MS 087
  • Collection
  • 1960-1964

Connie Brady was a nursing student at the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, in 1960-1964. This collection includes a 1964 diary Brown wrote for a nursing course, school-related correspondence and papers, school publications, and nursing publications. The material is in good condition and is about 0.25 cubic feet (1 box). 1960-1964.

Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital, which grew to Shannon Medical Center and to its current incarnation as Shannon Health System, opened in 1932, according to the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital Shannon Memorial School of Nursing Bulletin 1961-1962. West Texas ranchers J. M. and Margaret Shannon provided the funding to create a foundation that in 1931 established the hospital to serve San Angelo and Tom Green County.

The hospital and clinic has 19 locations, 17 of them in San Angelo, and includes three hospitals in San Angelo. It also has clinics in Del Rio and Ozona. Its nursing school is no longer in operation, but the foundation offers nursing scholarships through Angelo State University.

Brady, Connie

Thomas F. Miles, MD papers

  • MS 131
  • Collection
  • 1880-1908

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.

Texas Nurses Association records

  • IC 038
  • Collection
  • 1986-1994

The Texas Nurses Association records contains copies of The Advocate newsletter from 1986-1994, Nursing in the Houston Area manuscript, nursing practice survey, capsule 1984, 1993 roster and board of directors. The collection consists of 2 boxes totaling I cubic foot of various paper materials. Copies of The Advocate newsletter sustained some water damage.

Subjects: Nursing

Texas Nurses Association

Stroke Group of Texas records

  • IC 065
  • Collection
  • 1982-1992

The Stroke Group of Texas records contains letters, announcements, and newsletters from 1982 to 1990.

Subjects: Support Groups

Stroke Group of Texas

Texas Health Care Association records

  • IC 053
  • Collection
  • 1985-1986

The Texas Health Care Association records is very small and consists only of the October/November 1985 and December/January 1985-1986 issues of "Caring", the news magazine of the Texas Health Care Association.

Texas Health Care Association

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

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners records

  • IC 058
  • Collection
  • 1907

The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners collection consists primarily of licensure records for more than 6,000 Texas physicians. The license applications and related materials date from 1907 to 1972. A typical doctor's file contains biographical information, licensure applications, registration cards, some correspondence, and usually a photograph. In addition to these files, there are two additional boxes of registration cards that are not accompanied by supplemental information. The collection also contains newsletters, a directory, and lists of doctors newly licensed, which date from 1979-2008.

The physicians documented in this collection were either licensed to practice medicine in Texas in 1907 or applied for licenses or license renewals after 1907 and up to 1972. The files include information on physicians from a variety of medical backgrounds. Many of the doctors practiced traditional medicine as well as osteopathy, but some licenses were issued to doctors trained in eclectic medicine and other non-traditional forms.

Dates provided in the inventory reflect the full range of dates noted in a given doctor's file. They are roughly, but not always exactly, analogous to the doctor's lifespan. The first date given is typically the doctor's birth year, according to the licensure application. The later date may be a death date. However, in some cases it may be the latest date that the license was renewed, or the date when the Board determined that the physician was deceased (sometimes years after the actual death date).

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

Curtis C. Mooney papers

  • MS 192
  • Collection
  • 2015

Oral histories on community mental health in Texas created during Curtis Mooney’s dissertation research.

Subjects: Community Mental Health in Texas, Psychiatry

Mooney, Curtis C.

Texas Healthcare Facilities Postcard Collection

  • IC 091
  • Collection
  • 1900-1979

The Texas Healthcare Facilities Postcard Collection consists of three boxes totaling one cubic foot containing postcards from various Texas healthcare facilities labeled A-Z. Many, if not all, postcards have been digitized. Reproductions have also been made on 35mm slides.

John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center

From moral to immoral treatment ; the failure to fund the treatment of the seriously mentally ill in texas and the nation, 1860-2018

This study presents a case study of the treatment of serious mental illness in one state, Texas, and its largest city and county, Houston, and Harris County. It also examines critical factors leading to the federal government's involvement in the treatment of severe mental illness from the 1960s through the early 1980s. This new role for the federal government inaugurated a massive deinstitutionalization movement fueled by new federal funding streams and federal court decisions that dramatically altered the treatment of severe mental illness in the United States. Across the country, states released patients from psychiatric hospitals often to highly inappropriate facilities or the streets. The new federally funded community mental health centers focused on treating new, less ill patients from the community rather than treating those exiting the state hospitals. The number of state hospital beds dropped from a high of 550,000 in 1955 to less than 40,000 today. The result has been the criminalization of mental illness resulting in the imprisonment of over 350,000 severely mentally ill citizens, and the recognition that the largest mental health facility in every state is the largest county or city's jail. While other studies have chronicled this history on the national level, this fast-growing state and local community show the fate of the mentally ill who need more services than medication and counseling. For those lacking appropriate treatment, their illness often causes them to commit crimes leading to their arrest and jail. From its history of moral treatment in asylums that removed the mentally ill from jails, Texas and the nation have moved to the immoral treatment of jailing and imprisoning the mentally ill for the illnesses they cannot control. The failure of Texas and the nation to fund appropriate systems for the treatment of mental illness in the wealthiest nation and one of its wealthiest states points to the dramatic need for change in our health care system.

Mooney, Curtis C.

William O. Russell, MD papers

  • MS 107
  • Collection
  • 1939-1997

The William O. Russell, MD papers contains personal papers, professional papers, and financial documents related to the life and career of William O. Russell, such as correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, oil leases, farming leases, statistical reports and research. The collection documents Dr. Russell's education, post-graduate medical training, pathology practice, cancer pathology, ranch and ranching activities. The collection also contains records related specifically to the Russel Ranch, including families genealogy with historic and contemporary farm information. Geographic coverage within the collection includes Texas, California, Utah, Florida as well as his work at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The date range of the materials is 1939-1997. The collection chronicles Dr. Russell's many roles in society, including family man, rancher, medical professional, pathologist, member of medical study groups, and medical executive.

Subjects: Pathology, UT MD Anderson Cancer

Russell, William O.

Sara Ann Barton's Lithium and Trace Metal research papers

  • MS 204
  • Collection
  • 1964-1990

The Sara Ann Barton's Lithium and Trace Metal research papers includes research material, reprints, environmental reports, questionnaires, and notes from Barton’s research on lithium and trace metals. Some material is in Spanish.

Subjects: Lithium, trace metals, Chile, geology.

Barton, Sara Ann

John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents

  • MS 021
  • Collection
  • 1814-1921

The John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents includes historical deeds, medical records, bills, and receipts from the pre-Republic era to the beginning of the 20th century. 117 Texas medical personnel, primarily physicians, were the creators of these 146 digitized documents. The documents are listed alphabetically by the last name of the primary medical person associated with the item. The city and county shown for each individual are the Texas area where they lived the longest, were most active in their profession, or where the document originated. References are provided for as many personnel as possible. Each document is given a genre and a subject heading. A list of documents classed under each heading can be accessed through the lists below. Other Personnel contains names referred to in the documents. If there are no other names in a document, none is shown; if the name is incomplete or illegible, a dash is shown.

McGovern, John P.

Portrait of Dr. Desmond in military uniform

Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond wearing uniform of U.S. Naval Reserve Women's Reserve, in front of white office blinds, in a 3 3/8" x 2 1/2" black-and-white photograph with 1/4" white border. Reverse labeled "Lt jg [Lieutenant Junior Grade] Murdina M. MacFarquhar Medical Corps (Women) United States Naval Reserve, probably 1944 World War II."

Portrait of Dr. Desmond in military uniform

Portrait 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" black-and-white photograph with 1/8" white border showing Dr. Desmond's head and shoulders and wearing uniform of Women's Reserve, United States Naval Reserve. Mounted on cardboard. Reverse labeled in pencil "57495=MC7," and stamped in red ink "L. BAMBERGER & CO. PICTURES-FRAMES-MIRRORS. MAY 11 1945."

Bamberger, L., & Co.

Portrait of Dr. Desmond, 1962

Portrait photograph of Dr. Desmond measuring 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and printed on cardstock. Reverse stamped in black ink, "Medical Photographic Laboratory, Jefferson Davis Hospital, Houston, Texas, File no. 32, Date 10-30-62."

Medical Photographic Laboratory, Jefferson Davis Hospital (Houston, Tex.)

Hebbel Hoff, MD, D. Phil. papers

  • MS 023
  • Collection
  • 1956-1990

The Hebbel Hoff, M.D., collection (MS 023) consists of two series: papers and sound recordings. The papers include reprints and journal articles, a hospital survey, newsletters, a CV, and various ephemera. The material is loosely arranged by type of document. The sound recordings document Hoff's History of Medicine lectures from 1982.

Hoff, Hebbel

Samuel Bloom, PhD papers

  • MS 025
  • Collection
  • 1935-2000

The Samuel Bloom, Ph.D., collection consists of materials related to his career as Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine.

Bloom, Samuel

William J. Schull, PhD papers

  • MS 067
  • Collection
  • 1945-2014

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 J.