Author Biographical Info

Founded in 1903 to improve medical standards and health care in Harris County. Advocated for the creation of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners in 1907, creating the state’s first standards for training and education of physicians and midwives. Over the years, it has run many public health and awareness campaigns for illnesses such as polio and AIDS, and functioned as a facilitator for emergency response resources in times of crisis. It has also spearheaded the formation of organizations such as the Houston Academy of Medicine, the HAM-TMC Library, the Gulf Coast Blood Center, and the Health Museum, and sponsors the John P. McGovern Complete Physician Award for physicians whose careers embody the Oslerian ideals of medical excellence, ethics, and humanity.


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Publication Date(s)

approximately 1988




AIDS (Disease), Sexual health, Houston (TX), Oliver Productions, Jay Olivier, Bob L. Gaspard, Pip Newson, Jeff Bennett, Sam Nixon, Eileen Starbranch, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, UT-TV (Television station : Houston, TX), National Cancer Institute (U.S.), KPRC (Radio station : Houston, TX), KPRC-TV (Television station : Houston, TX), audiovisual materials, videotapes


This ¾” U-Matic tape contains a program titled “AIDS: Protect Yourself!” from 1987. A project of the Harris County Medical Society and Houston Academy of Medicine, the educational program attempts to answer questions about AIDS and preventing its spread. The runtime is 16:03. See more at Harris County Medical Society Records and its finding aid.


Digital copy made available by Texas Medical Center Library. Digitization supported by South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMeL) Speedy Startup funds, 2022.