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

Frank Arnett, MD papers; 1968-2010; MS 141



Creator: Arnett, Frank C.
Title: Frank Arnett, MD papers
Dates: 1968-2010
Abstract: The Frank Arnett, MD papers contains materials covering the professional career of Dr. Frank Arnett, MD. Dr. Arnett came to Houston in 1984 as a Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Texas Medical School. He was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine from 2001-2004. The collection includes medical objects, video, photographs of Dr. Arnett and colleagues, awards and recognitions, copies of presentation material, and grants awarded information. A large portion of the collection is composed of reprints of Dr. Arnett's numerous publications, most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases. The collection also includes realia, such as two of Dr. Arnett's white coats and other objects. This collection is in good condition and consists of 7 cubic feet (11 boxes).
Identification: MS 141
Quantity: 7 cubic feet (11 boxes)
Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, Texas.
Language: English
Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Biographical Note

Dr. Arnett received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnatti in 1968 and then pursued internal medicine residency and rheumatology training in the 1970s at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, followed by a faculty position at JHU for 10 years.

Dr. Arnett came to the University of Texas Medical School in 1984 to become Professor of Medcine and Director of the Division of Rheumatology, a position he held until he became Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in 2001-2004. He served as the chief of various medical services at Memorial Hermann and The Lyndon B. Johnson Hospitals in Houston.

Dr. Arnett is internationally known as a clinician, teacher and clinical investigator. He was elected to the Association of American Physicians in 1993 and the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 1995. He served on the Board of Directors of national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for 9 years and was national president of AOA in 1996. He also served on the American Board of Internal Medicine from 1988-1994. In 1997 he became director of the first NIH-NIAMS Specialized Centers of Research in Scleroderma, the longest continually funded SCOR in scleroderma in the nation (1997-2006).

Dr. Arnett was Co-Chairman of the Sjogren's Syndrome Study Group of the American College of Rheumatology in 1990-1991.

In 2006, he led the effort to successfully compete for one of the first 12 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) funded by NIH/NCRR and formerly served as Principal Investigator and Executive Director of that new program, as well as the first NIH Center of Research Translation (CORT) in Scleroderma.

Dr. Arnett chaired or served on a long list of committees. He has been an invited speaker all over the world. He received numerous awards for his work, including the University of Texas Health Science Center's highest award, the President's Scholar Award for Teaching in 2005 and for Research in 2008.

Dr. Arnett was a founding member of the University of Texas Academy of Health Education Sciences and, in 2007, was elected a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has been named to both Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America since 2000.


Scope and Content Note

The Frank Arnett, MD papers contains materials covering the professional career of Dr. Frank Arnett, MD. The collection includes medical objects, video, photographs of Dr. Arnett and colleagues, awards and recognitions, copies of presentation material, and grants awarded information. A large portion of the collection is composed of reprints of Dr. Arnett's numerous publications, most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases. The collection also includes realia, such as two of Dr. Arnett's white coats and other objects. This collection is in good condition and consists of 7 cubic feet (11 boxes).


Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged into the following series.
Series I. Medical Objects
Series II. Awards and Recognitions
Series III. Professional
Series IV. Reprints and Presentations

Restrictions

Access restrictions

This material is unrestricted.


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.
Arnett, Frank C. (Frank Couchman), 1942-
Univeristy of Texas. Medical School
Houston, TX
Rheumatology
Internal Medicine
Realia
Audiovisual
Photographs
Paper
Reprints
Physician
Rheumatologist

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Arnett, MD papers; MS 141; 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.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Medical Objects; 1880-1900

Scope and Content Note: This series includes a black doctor's bag, medical tools and vials of medicine.
box folder
- - Dr. Arnett's black medical bag, circa 1968.
box envelope
1 1 Arnett's black bag contents: matchbook from "The Christ Hospital" in Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1966.
2 Arnett's black bag contents: Ciba medical tables and calculator, circa 1966.
3 Arnett's black bag contents: reflex mallets, undated.
4 Arnett's black bag contents: goniometer, undated.
5 Arnett's black bag contents: tape measures, measuring devices, undated.
6 Arnett's black bag contents: chrome surgical scissors made by Adams in Italy, circa 1960s.
7 Arnett's black bag contents: Lilly tuning fork made by Riverbank Laboratories in Geneva, Illinois, circa 1970s.
8 Arnett's black bag contents: notebook with handwritten notes. undated.
The name "Frank C. Arnett" is printed in gold lettering on the cover. The notebook contains medical related notes on topics such as asthma, enzyme studies, neurology, and many other topics.
9 Arnett's black bag contents: Hewlett Packard stethoscope, undated.
10 Arnett's black bag contents: business cards for Arnett and Mary M. Newman, M.D., circa 1970-1984.
11 Arnett's black bag contents: Dr. Arnett's name tag, undated.
12 Arnett's black bag contents: sterile needles, undated.



Series II: Awards and Recognitions; 1968-2010

Scope and Content Note: This series includes awards and recognitions in paper and object (plaques, desk sets, etc.) forms.
box folder
2 Honorary Bricks
box folder
3 Honorary Objects
box folder
4 Plaques
box folder
5 1 Professional Development Awards
2 Teaching Awards
box folder
6 Diplomas



Series III: Professional; 1968-2010

Scope and Content Note: This series includes Dr. Arnett's medical jackets and ID tags, photographs, and information on various projects.
box folder
7 Dr. Arnett's Medical Jackets
box folder
8 1 Dr. Arnett's UT Health Science Center-Houston business cards
2 Dr. Arnett's Hospital ID tags
3 Chippewa photographs
4 Convocation of the American College of Physicians program 2010
5 Grants Awarded 1997, 2006
6 Dr. Arnett Christopher Columbus newspaper article 2005
7 Victor A. McKusik, MD, signed portrait 1990
8 Dr. William Osler photograph, signed by colleagues
9 Photograph staff of Hermann Hospital undated, circa 1970-2000
10 Johns Hopkins photographs (campus, Dr. Arnett's Colleagues) 1970-1985
11 Johns Hopkins Medical Grand Rounds 1977
12 Dr. Arnett's testimony on scleroderma before House Appropriations Subcommittee 1981
box folder
1 Leaders in American Medicine video series 1995



Series IV: Medical Reprints and Presentations; 1970-2010

Scope and Content Note: This series includes reprints of Dr. Arnett's numerous publications,most on the genetics and genomics of multiple rheumatic diseases, and copies of slide presentations made at meetings and in the classroom. The reprints were minimally processed, and staples were not removed.
box folder
9 1 C4A gene deletion; Anti-K.J.; Antibodies against Ku 1989
2 HLA-D related antigens, Hypothydroidism, etc. 1973-1981
3 HLA-C, HLA-B27, HLA-DRBI associated arthritis 1977-2004
4 Sjogren's Syndrome, RO(SSA) and LA(SSB) Antibodies in clinical spectrum of Sjogren's
5 Familial SLE, Studies in Familial Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Arthritis and Rheumatism 1976, undated
6 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1983-1988
7 Neonatal Lupus Erthematosus; Lupus and Intracerebral Lymphoma 1974, 1984
8 Lupus Erthyematosus
9 Rheumatoid Arthritis; Psoriaticarthritis; Group Y Meningoccal Arthritis 1975-1988
10 Rheumatoid Arthritis of a Chippewa Band 1981-1983
11 Systemic Sclerosis in Choctaw Population 1996-1999, 2003
12 Antibodies
13 Autoantibodies 1999-2009
14 Reiter's Syndrome; Myositis Sera; Immunogenetics and Arthritis 1976, 1982-1988, undated
15 Reiter's Syndrome; Spondylitis; Lupus Hepatitis 1979-1994
16 Genetic factors predisposing to autoimmune diseases
17 The genetics of rheumatic disease in man 1987
18 Progressive Scleroderma; Systemic Sclerosis; Lupus 1970-1995, 2008-2009
19 Systemic Sclerosis 1995, 2001-2010
20 Early Systemic Sclerosis 2005, 2009
21 Molecular Heterogenity of Complement C4-Null and 21-hydroxylase genes in Systemic Lupus Erthematosus 1988
22 Group Y Meningococcal Arthritis; Fractitious extension contracture of elbow; Hepatotoxicity Salicylate; early complement component depletion 1975-1996
box folder
10 1 C4-Null Genes
2 Reiter's Syndrome and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1982
3 Polymyositis-Methotrexate therapy; hypothydroidism presenting as polymyositis 1973, 1976
4 Anklosing spondylitis; Invertebral disk space infection
5 Genetics of Lupus 1983-2007
6 Expression of SPARC CREST Syndrome
7 Acroosteolysis and Polymyositis 1988
8 Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies 2006
9 Marfan Syndrome 2008
10 Choctaw Indians, Twins and Scleroderma 2010
11 Cardiovascular Manifestations of Rheumatic Diseases 2010
12 FCM 2009-Inflammatory Joint Diseases I 2009
13 FCM 2009-Inflammatory Joint Diseases II 2009
14 "The Crippled Dove," Historical cliniopathological conference; Christopher Columbus 2005
15 International Workshop on Scleroderma (flashdrive) 2007
16 International Workshop on Scleroderma: Choctaw Indians, Twins and the Genetics of Scleroderma 2007
17 International Workshop on Scleroderma: Novel and Emerging Clinical and Translational Methodologies 2007
18 International Workshop on Scleroderma: NIH Roadmap for Medical Research 2007
19 International Workshop on Scleroderma: Center for Clinical Translational Science 2007
20 Photograph, Einbender Distinguished Lecturship (Lupus) 1993
21 Sjorgen's Syndrome, Sicca Syndrome, and Autoimmune Exocrinopathy 2009
22 Juvenile Chronic Arthritis 2007
23 Immunology Lecture 2009
24 Sjogren's Syndrome-UTHSC 2009
25 Genetics and Autoimmunity 2010
26 CORT Scientific Discovery Meeting 2009
27 Immunologic Multisystem Diseases 2010
28 Presentation in Vasculitis 2005
29 Reactive Arthritis 2005
30 Reactive Arthritis II 2005
31 Research Day Lecture: Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences 2007
32 Systemic Sclerosis: Auto-immune? Genetic? One Disease? 2009