Author Biographical Info

1950, Baylor became affiliated with the former Jefferson Davis Hospital and a newborn service was established. Dr. Desmond became the first head of the newborn care section in the Pediatric Department. Until Jefferson Davis Hospital closed, Dr. Desmond served as director of nurseries and as pediatric coordinator of its Maternal and Infant Care project. Dr. Desmond received the Apgar Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics; the Stanley Kalinski Award from the Texas Pediatric Society; and awards from Smith College and Temple University among others. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-054.

Publication Date

2-17-2022

Keywords

Infant Mortality, Neonatology, Nurseries, Pediatrics, Perinatology, Staphylococcol Infections, Texas Medical Center, Houston (TX), John A. Hartford Foundation, Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, Texas Children's Hospital, Harris County Hospital District

Abstract

The Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, MD papers contains photographs of Dr. Desmond as a medical student, Naval officer, and a faculty member of Baylor College of Medicine. The main portion of her papers deal with her work at Jefferson Davis Hospital, including grants she received from the John A. Hartford Foundation, and at Texas Children's Hospital. See more at MS 054.

Comments

Dr. Desmond donated the items in the collection in 1996. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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