Author Biographical Info

The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center is named after a great patron of medicine and the humanities. John P. McGovern, MD (1921-2007) was recognized internationally as an American physician, researcher, historian, author, philosopher, humanitarian and philanthropist. He was the author or coauthor of twenty-two books and 247 publications, and served as the editor or member of editorial boards of more than twenty scientific journals. For over twenty years, Dr. McGovern served as the honorary curator of rare books for The Texas Medical Center Library. He donated his extensive rare book collection to the Library’s History of Medicine Section of Special Collections in 1982. In 1996, the Library’s Special Collection was renamed in his honor, The John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center.



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Medicine--United States--History--19th century, Historical documents, Physicians, Texas


Chihuahua, Mexico


Pamphlet by Cristóbal Ignacio Sánchez Aparicio y Romero, published in Chihuahua in Spanish, title and subtitle roughly translates to "Reflections: Doctor Cristobal Sanchez de Aparicio takes measures to prevent and cure cholera morbus and presents findings to the Health Board Commission of this Capital." See more at John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents and its finding aid.


Digital copy made available by Texas Medical Center Library.



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