During World War I, Dr. Crile organized a unit of doctors and nurses from Lakeside Hospital to assist the Allies in treating and caring for the war wounded. The Lakeside Unit spent the first three months of 1915 at the American Ambulance in Paris. During this period, Dr. Crile kept a personal account of his experience.
Personal interviews with the men and women of M.D. Anderson who dedicated their work to eliminating cancer provide unique insights into a host of important social, medical, political, and scientific developments related to cancer. The goal of the project is to tell the story of the many facets of the birth of oncology as a medical discipline.
Presents images and historical material for approximately 600 health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. Includes a wide range of products such as cough and cold remedies, laxatives and indigestion aids, and vitamins and tonics, among others. In addition to the advertisements themselves, the MMA website includes historical material that puts health-related advertising into a broader perspective.
Browse digitized American medical books from 1610-1920, historical anatomical atlases, digitized books on the cholera pandemics of the 1800s, an exhibition on Native Peoples’ concepts of health and illness, and more.
The AIDS Poster Collection consists of 625 posters from 44 countries. The posters were issued by a variety of institutions and organizations to educate and warn people about AIDS and to offer advice and information in visual form.
View digitized collections and online exhibitions including tobacco advertising, pathology teaching collection of drawings, historical medical posters, medical instruments images, digitized books, and more.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) began in 1941 as the Foundation of Applied Research founded by noted San Antonio businessman and philanthropist Tom Slick. The Institute's original mission was to provide broad research and study in agriculture, natural sciences, and medicine. It currently focuses on specialized biomedical research on infectious diseases, genetics, cancer research, cardiovascular disease, and neonatal diseases.
This collection includes digitized Texas Biomed publications from 1953 to the present. Publications include Progress in Biomedical Research (1954- ), Annual Report (1953- ), and Scientific Report (2009- ) and are arranged chronologically by publication. Additionally, A Stereotaxic Atlas of the Brain of the Baboon (Papio) and an anniversary publication entitled The First Half Century and are included.
A collection of more than 1000 oral histories from the holdings of UTSA Libraries Special Collections. The bulk of the interviews in this collection are part of the Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection. The Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection contains 939 interviews conducted since 1967 and document a broad range of activities related to life in Texas.
Prior to the opening of HemisFair '68, Institute of Texan Cultures staff collected more than 40,000 images from across the state depicting the different cultural groups of Texas, represented in this collection.
This collection showcases original glass and film negatives made by the newspaper's staff photographers. The photographs depict people and events in San Antonio from 1924 to 1993. Also included are views of small towns in South and Central Texas. Images may be viewed in person at Special Collections by appointment.
The Portal provides access to digitized materials from repositories across Texas, including books, newspapers, maps, photographs, and archival collections. Newspapers, in particular, can provide a window into popular health concerns and perspectives from a particular time period.