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Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections

Visual Materials

There are approximately 10,000 photographs, negatives, and slides held in the Blocker Collections representing a variety of UTMB related subjects:

  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Organizations
  • Buildings
  • Classrooms
  • Events
  • Etc.

This collection dates to the founding of John Sealy Hospital in 1890.

We are currently digitizing this collections and a link will be available soon!

This collection contains images of medical and scientific figures from antiquity through the 19th century.  They represent a variety of media, including woodcuts, engravings, and lithographs.

Persons depicted include:

  • Hippocrates
  • Marie and Pierre Curie
  • Joseph Lister
  • Antoine van Leeuwenhoek
  • Benjamin Rush

The collection also holds prints of miscellaneous medical subjects such as hospitals, anatomical drawings, and art reproductions.

Lists of items are available on request.

We are currently digitizing these collections and a link will be available soon!

The Postage Stamp Collection holds over 100,000 stamps and other philatelic items such as first day covers, artist's proofs, souvenir sheets, and postal cards.  The scope of the collection is international and dates from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.  The items cover various aspects of the biomedical sciences, including medical schools and hospital, medicinal plants, physicians and scientists, public health programs, and diseases.

Lists of items are available on request.

This collection of over 5,000 postcards provides a visual record of a variety of hospitals, asylums, sanatoriums, health resorts, medical schools, and other related buildings dating from 1904 to 1994.  All 50 states and over 1,000 cities are represented.

Lists of items are available on request.