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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement of Collection

Restrictions

Organizations

Administrative Information

Description of Series

BOX 1/Archives of the Department of Bacteriology (MS 87)

University of Texas Medical Branch

Archives of the Department of Bacteriology



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bacteriology
Title: Archives of the Department of Bacteriology
Dates: (1917-1954)
Identification: MS 87
Extent: 1 Box, 5 Inches
Language: Materials are written in English
Repository: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. Moody Medical Library, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Galveston, TX 77555-1035. Phone: 409.772.2397.

Historical Note

The Department of Bacteriology and Preventative Medicine was established in 1917 with Mark F. Boyd as chairman until 1921. During the 1920s and 1930s, UTMB gradually institutionalized biomedical research and Dean William Carter selected William Sharp to take over as professor and chair of the department in 1921. Dr. Sharp continued in this position until 1941 when the department name was changed to the Department of Bacteriology. He remained chairman until 1957. The Department of Bacteriology has since been absorbed by the Department of Pathology.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of one clamshell box. The collection includes: Department of Health Annual Reports statistics regarding births, deaths, disease, food products, cemeteries, and sanitation in Galveston from 1936 to 1940; the handwritten Water Analysis Notes were the property of Mark F. Boyd who was with the Department of Bacteriology form 1917 to 1920; a handwritten record of Galveston water samples which gives the date, source, name of collector, count, etc. from 1930-1954; Medical Biology by William B. Sharp, Professor of Bacteriology and Preventative Medicine at UTMB; and, operating and installing instructions for Cherry-Burrell "Silver Flash" and Model "A" Testers.

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Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized in 1 box containing 6 folders of the following topics:
Department of Health (Galveston) Annual Report
Water Analysis Notes
Water Samples (Galveston)
Medical Biology (text by Sharp)
Cherry-Burrell Testers Instructions

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections of the Moody Medical Library, located on the 3rd floor.

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Organizations

Department of Bacteriology and Preventative Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch

Subjects

Annual Reports
Birth Statistics
Cemetery Statistics
Death Statistics
Department of Bacteriology
Department of Health
Disease Statistics
Food Product Statistics
Galveston, Texas
Preventative Medicine
Sanitation Statistics
University of Texas Medical Branch
Water Analysis
Water Samples

People

Mark F. Boyd
William B. Sharp
William Carter

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], in the Archives of the Department of Bacteriology, MS 87, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.

Processing Information

These records were organized and processed by staff of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections. Finding aid prepared by Robert Marlin and Kelly Caldwell; encoded by Lisa A. Reyna in EAD, version 2002 in June of 2014.

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Detailed Description of Collection

 

BOX 1/Archives of the Department of Bacteriology (MS 87)

Box Folder
1 1 Department of Health (Galveston) Annual Report, 1936-1938
2 Department of Health (Galveston) Annual Report, 1939-1940
3 Water Analysis Notes, 1917-1920
4 Water Samples (Galveston), 1930-1954
5 Medical Biology (text by Sharp), 1933
6 Cherry-Burrell Testers Instructions, 1944-1945

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