Dr. Truman G. Blocker procured for UTMB one of the largest medical history libraries in the United States. The Moody Medical Library of UTMB is pleased to offer the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Fellowship to support research related to the history of medicine conducted at the Moody Medical Library.

The Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Fellowship will provide between $2,000 and $4,000 per year to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses for the period from January 2013 through December 2013.  Upon completion, the recipient will deliver a paper at UTMB outlining the research, provide an expense report and a copy of the final research product. UTMB also reserves the right to post excerpts from the work, a photograph and biographical material of the Fellow on our website.
 
The fellowship proposal must demonstrate that the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections contain resources central to the proposed topic.  These collections consist of over 18,000 titles and 10,000 pamphlets and reprints documenting the development of Western medicine and allied sciences.  The Moody Medical Library’s holdings of books printed prior to 1501 place it among the top medical sciences libraries in the United States. Collection strengths include fundamental and secondary works in anatomy and surgery, anesthesiology, immunology and occupational medicine. The Titus Harris Collection of the History of Psychiatry maintains over 4,500 volumes and is considered one of the most comprehensive accumulations of works on the subject.
 
The archival collections housed at the Moody Medical Library are among the largest and most significant in the history of the biomedical sciences in the southern United States. These collections provide records of state and national organizations, and professional societies in medicine and related fields in addition to the private and professional papers of UTMB faculty, staff, students and alumni.  An inclusive list of these archives may be found at the Texas Archival Resources Online website.
 
While preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of Galveston, all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students. Applicants should submit a fellowship proposal outlining the subject and objectives of the research project and historical materials to be used (not to exceed two pages), a project budget including travel, lodging and research expenses, curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by Dec. 15. Award decisions will be made by Dec. 31.
 
Applications should be mailed to:
 
Robert O. Marlin IV, Archivist
Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections
Moody Medical Library
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1035