Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Bela Halpert, MD papers; 1875-1965; MS 010



Creator: Halpert, Bela
Title Bela Halpert, MD papers
Abstract: The Bela Halpert, MD papers document the career of Dr. Bela Halpert, who made significant contributions in the area of Pathology. He served as chief of laboratory services for the Veterans Administration and professor of pathology at Baylor College of Medicine. This collection focuses on the research of Dr. Bela Halpert and Dr. Carl Langenbuch, a German surgeon in the late 19th Century. The collection equals 2 boxes and contains photographs, biographical information, letters, and article reprints. The materials are in good condition.
Identification: MS 010
Quantity: .75 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, Texas.
Language: English, German, Hungarian
Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Biographical Notes

Bela Halpert was born in Hungary in 1896. He received his medical degree from the German University in Prague. He held positions as pathologist, instructor, professor, and fellow at German University, Johns Hopkins Medical School, University of Chicago, William Harvey Cushing Memorial Hospital, Yale University as well as various institutions in New Orleans and Oklahoma. He came to Houston in 1949 where he served as chief of laboratory services for the Veterans Administration and professor of pathology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Citation: Baker, Marilyn M. The History of Pathology in Texas. Texas Society of Pathologists, 1996. pp. 169-170.


Scope and Content Note

The Bela Halpert, MD papers consists of 2 boxes and contains photographs, biographical information, letters, and reprints, that document the career and research of Dr. Halpert and Dr. Carl Langenbuch.


Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged into the following series.
Series I. Professional Activities

Restrictions

Access restrictions

Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce should be secured from the repository.


Index terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Subjects (Persons)
Halpert, Bela --Archives
Langenbuch, Carl Johann August
Subjects (Organizations)
Baylor College of Medicine
Diakonia Foundation Lazarus
Subjects
Pathology

Related Materials

The following are other manuscript collections related to Pathology:

MS 068 Carl F Tessmer, MD papers

MS 107 William O. Russell, MD papers

MS 119 Stanely Greenberg, MD papers


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bela Halpert, MD papers; MS 010; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Acquisition Information

Bela Halpert, MD donated the papers to the Houston Academy of Medicine – Texas Medical Center Library. The Collection was received and organized by Elizabeth White. The material underwent minimal in-house conservation by the archivists. The Collection was processed to Tier Level 2 by Albert Duran, project archivist under the direction of the McGovern Archivist from early April 2016.

Processing Information

The Collection was reviewed to establish or re-establish the order. Materials were mostly already interleaved with archival bond. Original Order of the collection has been maintained. The folders are arranged as they were received from Dr. Halpert. The folder headings are those he assigned or are taken from the envelopes.

Accruals

No accurals are expected for this collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Professional Activities

This Series Contains information ranging from, biographical Information, Houston practice, postgraduate training, and contributions to the medical profession and membership/leadership of professional organizations.
box folder
1 1 Photographs Unidentified (medical professionals), undated
2 Bookplates, Postcards, 1931-1933
3 Postcard, Picture of operating room, undated
4 Letter signed by Seefisch with envelope addressed to Bela Halpert 1932
5 Letter signed by Reuter with envelope addressed to Bela Halpert 1931
6 Photograph of M.D. Carl Langenbuch
7 Postcard, Portrait of M.D. Carl Langenbuch
8 Postcards, views of Lazarus Kranken= und Diakonissenhaus, Berlin (Diakonia Foundation Lazarus),
9 Reprint. Fiftieth anniversary of the removal of the gallbladder by Bela Halpert, Archive of Surgery, Vol. 25, July 1932
10 Architectual drawing signed Louis Kurtz, Crow Lewis & Wick Architects, Louis H Dreyer photographer, 1925
11 Biographical Sketch of Carl Langenbuch, MD (German)
12 Manuscript letter and typescript copy to "Herr Pastor" from Carl Langenbuch, MD (German), 1875
13 Book. Rovid Rendszeres es Tajanatomia by Dr. Bela Halpert (Hungarian), 1922
14 Pathologisch-Anatomische Sektionsmethode by Dr. Bela Halpert (German), 1924
box folder
2 Bound Reprints. Bela Halpert Collected Papers, Volumes 1-7, 1921-1965