Author Biographical Info

The Texas Medical Center is a comprehensive medical community located south of downtown Houston. It comprises 54 institutions, including four medical and seven nursing schools, 21 hospitals, three level-I trauma centers, eight specialty institutions, and academic and research institutions for many other health-related disciplines. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is among the top-ranked cancer hospitals in the country. As of 2017, it is one of the largest medical centers in the world.


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Publication Date(s)

July 5, 1979




Medical centers, Steam, Explosions, Sterilization, Repairing, Hospitals, Houston (TX), KHOU-TV (Television station : Houston, TX), KTRK-TV (Television station : Houston, TX), Steve Smith, Nancy Carney, Herman Pressler, Dave Ward, Elma Barrera, Henry Kroeger, P. R. Maddeaux, audiovisual materials, videotapes, interviews, reporting


This video recording contains clips from three different television news stories reporting on a steam explosion in the Texas Medical Center. The videos were recorded on a 3/4" U-matic tape, and the total runtime is just over four minutes. See more at Texas Medical Center 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.