The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center has over 12,000 rare books primarily covering the 19th and early 20th century with strengths in gout, arthritis and rheumatology, public health, early medical specialties, and psychiatry. Information about these items can be found through the Texas Medical Center Library’s on-line catalog or by contacting


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Anatomical Texts

Works of Sir William Osler