July 2022
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TMC Library Anatomy Resources

The TMC Library subscribes to a variety of anatomy resources. is the world’s most medically accurate and detailed 3D graphic rendering of human anatomy based on imaging data. It includes 3 D models, dissections, images, clinical resources, muscle function and a section on assessing your skills at identifying anatomical structures.

Atlas of Anatomy Fourth Edition builds on its longstanding reputation of being the highest quality anatomy atlas published to date. With more than 2,000 exquisitely detailed illustrations, including over 120 new to this edition, the Atlas helps students and seasoned clinicians master the details of human anatomy.

Netter Images is a premier library of medical illustrations where you can search over 5,000 full color medical images by Frank H. Netter, MD, and other world renowned medical illustrators. 

Neuroscience Online This online, interactive courseware for the study of neuroscience is provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School. The project has been developed under the direction of John H. Byrne and Medical Neuroscience course director, Nachum Dafny.

To access these and additional anatomy resources, go to the A-Z list of databases.

For a comprehensive list of anatomy resources available at the library, check the library blog.
Listen to the Voice of a Nobel

Prize Winner

Philip Hench and others onstage at a ceremony [MS076_b29f1_stage, MS 076 Philip S. Hench, MD papers, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library]
Philip Hench and others onstage at a ceremony [MS076_b29f1_stage, MS 076 Philip S. Hench, MD papers, McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library]

Audio recordings featuring Nobel Prize winners Philip S. Hench and Edward C. Kendall are now available at The McGovern Historical Center collection.

In 1950 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Philip S. Hench, Edward C. Kendall, and Tadeus Reichstein “for their discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects.”

Years later, Dr. Hench’s son, Dr. Philip Kahler Hench, donated many of his father’s papers and books to the McGovern Historical Center. Included along with those papers were phonograph records with recordings of speeches, interviews, and events featuring Dr. Hench, his colleagues, and other contemporary figures. 

For additional information, visit the McGovern Historical Center blog.
New Exhibit features Texas State

Board of Medical Examiners


If you have been visited the library lately, you will notice there is a new exhibit on the first floor.

This exhibit highlights the extensive Texas State Board of Medical Examiners records (IC 058) of two physicians whose stories stood out. Hesiquio Rodriguez and Moore Yen. Though they were applying to the Texas State Board back in the 1950s and 1960s, Heisiquio Rodriguez’ and Moore Yen’s stories highlight themes that continue to resonate today.

Hesiquio Rodriguez lived in Rio Grande City, Texas, and letters from his application file stress the “extreme need” for medical practitioners in their underserved area. There’s even a petition signed by dozens of local residents on his behalf. One advocate writes, “With the shortage of Doctors we have in Starr County, Dr. Rodriguez, who is very dedicated to his profession, would be a tremendous asset, and would certainly be of great assistance to the three Doctors that we have in this county, namely; Dr. Mario E. Ramirez, who is also our County Judge, Dr. Rene A. Solis, who is also our Sheriff, and Dr. Ramiro Narro, who is also our County Health Doctor.” This was in 1969.

Moore Yen was a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (unfortunately, his file does not contain a photo). He initially came to Texas from China in 1948 for his postgraduate training. However, a recommender notes, “At that time you will recall the whole political situation in China changed violently and this was followed shortly thereafter by the Korean crisis. It was impossible for him to return home, and the State Department allowed him an extension of stay in this country, the same courtesy offered to many others in his dilemma. He was granted permanent immigration papers shortly thereafter and is now a citizen of the United States.”
Stories like these offer us historical perspectives on timely themes like regional healthcare disparities, migration, and dislocation. The archivists at the MHC have only explored a handful of the 6,000+ doctors’ stories contained with these records. We eagerly await learning what else researchers will uncover–and we hope this new exhibit will help folks come up with new questions to ask!

Additional information on the exhibit is available at the McGovern Historical Center blog
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