The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center seeks to document the history of medicine in Texas, specifically in Harris County, Houston and the Texas Medical Center, and to make that information broadly available. In addition to the items on-line, the McGovern Center has many books, documents, maps, pamphlets, photographs and ephemera that deal with Texas medical history. Information about these items can be found through the Texas Medical Center Library’s on-line catalog or by contacting the or

We are currently working on digitizing archival documents from the Texas Medical History Collection. Check back soon!


Browse the Texas Medical History Documents Collections:

Gazetteer of Deceased Texas Physicians (19th and 20th century)

Historical A/V from the Texas Medical Center

John P. McGovern, MD Collection

Texas Medical Center - Women's History Project

Texas Medical History E-Books