About the Exhibit
That's the title of a new exhibit on the history of cardiovascular medicine in Texas on display in the History of Medicine Gallery on the first floor of the TMA building at 15th and Guadalupe street in Austin.
The exhibit traces the medical understanding of cardiovascular disease from ancient times to the present day. Its prime focus is on the explosion of knowledge in the last half of the 20th century, with Texas physicians in Houston at the forefront.
TMA is proud for the first time to present artifacts and images from the collections of the late Michael E. DeBakey, MD, held by the Archives at the Baylor College of Medicine, and Denton A. Cooley, MD, held by the Archives of the Texas Heart Institute.
The Saving Hearts -- Saving Lives exhibit also looks at why Houston and the Texas Medical Center in Houston became such a fertile ground for medical innovation.
Proud member of Austin Museum Partnership
TMA History of Medicine Gallery
Texas Medical Association, First Floor
401 West 15th Street
Hours of Operation
9 am-5 pm
for self-guided tours
Some free parking
For more information or to schedule a group tour, email Betsy Tyson, TMA Knowledge Center archivist and exhibits coordinator, or contact her at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1552, or (512) 370-1552.
New Antitobacco Traveling Exhibit Available for Display
The History of Medicine Committee is proud to introduce a beautiful, three-banner display that traces the history of tobacco advertising and rise of antitobacco advocacy. "Smoke and Mirrors (PDF) contain striking images of advertisements and antitobacco posters, along with counterarguments suitable for discussion.
The freestanding banner set is available for display in schools, medical offices, clinics, or libraries. There is no charge to reserve a banner set and shipping is free, due to the generous support of the TMA Foundation.
“Smoke and Mirrors” joins these other popular traveling exhibits from the History of Medicine Committee that can be reserved for free; you pay only shipping costs for these banners:
- “Stamping Out Disease” is a three-banner set (PDF) on the history of infectious disease and the importance of immunization. Available in English or Spanish, both sets can be reserved as a bilingual display. The “Stamping Out Disease” banners were made possible by support from the TMA Foundation and a generous gift from Frost Bank, trustee, Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust.
- “Faces of Change” (PDF) honors the history and achievements of foreign-born, foreign-educated physicians, now known as international medical graduates.
- Also available are banner sets celebrating Texas women in medicine (PDF), Texas medical schools, Texas hospitals, and a four-banner set celebrating 150 years of TMA (PDF).
Consider displaying one or more banner sets at a special event, or anytime in a suitable location. All are easy to set up and take down. For more information or to reserve, contact Betsy Tyson, TMA Knowledge Center archivist and exhibits coordinator, at email@example.com, or (800) 880-1300, ext. 1552, or (512) 370-1552.
Resources for Genealogists and Researchers of Medical History
Links to other resources and brief descriptions of collections relating to the history of medicine in medical libraries in Texas – and other resources of note.
Did you know that the TMA Knowledge Center has more than 8,000 items in its history of medicine collection? Visit the TMA Knowledge Center Online Catalog to browse these materials.
The TMA History of Medicine Gallery is located on the first floor of the TMA building, 401 W. 15th St., Austin. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. For more information, contact TMA Knowledge Center at (512) 370-1552 or (800) 880-1300, ext. 1552.
Sponsored by the Texas Medical Association, History of Medicine Committee.