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Throwback Thursday: A new era

Throwback Thursday: A new era

Thirty-four years ago this month, a new era began at Baylor College of Medicine when the Alkek Fountain and new entryway was dedicated in honor of Albert Alkek, an avid Baylor supporter and contributor. Check out these 1982 photos from Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. On the left, Mr. Alkek … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: I call next game!

Throwback Thursday: I call next game!

The 80s were pretty great, right? Great music, fantastic hair and some of the best movies ever shot. And of course, video arcades. While they might not be as hot as they used to be (thanks, mobile phones), the 1980s were the golden age for arcade machines. And while we didn’t have an extensive collection, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Breathe easy

Throwback Thursday: Breathe easy

Within seconds, a family dinner or pool party can turn serious when someone needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In this 1974 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Dr. Albert Raizner (right), then assistant professor of medicine and now clinical professor of medicine – cardiology, demonstrates mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and external … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Outer space

Throwback Thursday: Outer space

To the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” children often answer, “a doctor” or “an astronaut.”  In this photo from the June 1992 edition of Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Baylor’s then president and current Chancellor Emeritus Dr. William Butler (left) receives a photo montage … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Move over, virtual reality. Red and blue 3D glasses are still awesome. In this 1995 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a gaggle of graduate students enjoy a movie the way they are meant to be seen – with cheap 3D glasses and popcorn. Immersive virtual reality goggles that … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Breaking ground

Throwback Thursday: Breaking ground

Did you know that the nation’s first nuclear protein laboratory was organized at Baylor College of Medicine? In this 1972 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine (a predecessor of BCM Family), courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Drs. Wesley Starbuck (left) and Mark Olsen (right) examine a protein model. The lab, which was created under … Continue reading

A commitment to honor and medicine

A commitment to honor and medicine

From our first affiliated hospital, to an accelerated wartime medical program, Baylor College of Medicine has supported the military for members both active and retired. Renowned Baylor president and surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey was instrumental in forging the World War II-era relationship that would lead to a robust center of care and research at … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Just Like Us

Throwback Thursday: Just Like Us

Our medical students are a special breed (no one works as hard as they do for the fun of it), but in a lot of ways they’re just like the rest of us. In this 1981 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a student gets caught up on … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Chip emergency

Throwback Thursday: Chip emergency

Ahh, the joy of snacks. In this 1990 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, three medical students seem to be strategically stashing potato chips for future consumption. Nutritious snacks obviously weren’t on these students’ grocery list, but study time never looked so delicious. -By Adhvaith Ram

Throwback Thursday: Wear sunblock

Throwback Thursday: Wear sunblock

Summer is here, folks. Time to get a tan. These two gentlemen from the 1983 edition of Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, must be pretty hot during their rooftop tanning session. But the closer you are to the sun, the better your tan looks – that’s how science works, right? … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Healing force

Throwback Thursday: Healing force

We may be approaching the dog days of summer, but football season will be here before we know it. The off-season is a time for athletes to recuperate, recharge, and, often times, recover from injuries. In this photo from the November 1971 edition of Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Practice Run

Throwback Thursday: Practice Run

Don’t worry. The helicopter is real, but the injuries aren’t. As you can see from this article from the April 1985 edition of Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see a test flight and triage of 24 mock wounded soldiers. Volunteers were transported, assigned a faux injury and taken to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Thriller at Baylor

Throwback Thursday: Thriller at Baylor

It’s close to midnight – and a group of Baylor College of Medicine students are reenacting one of the most iconic music videos of all time. In this 2001 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, these students obviously didn’t miss a beat or detail.   Between the torn … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Nurses

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Nurses

We’re in the midst of National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the contributions that nurses make to healthcare. In this photo from the 1954 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a nurse joins a doctor in examining a chest x-ray. A nurse wears many hats while providing … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Biking to work

Throwback Thursday: Biking to work

May 6 is Bike to Work Day in the Texas Medical Center. However, for many people in Houston and across the country, every day is “bike to work day” for a multitude of reasons. Take a look at this 1975 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine (a predecessor of BCM Family), courtesy of the Baylor College … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A healthier Earth

Throwback Thursday: A healthier Earth

Americans gathered across the country to celebrate the first-ever Earth Day on April 22, 1970, in order to raise environmental awareness. Since then, millions of people worldwide have participated in Earth Day festivities to help positively impact our planet in unique ways. In this 1984 photo from Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Take Me Out

Throwback Thursday: Take Me Out

This week, pro baseball returned to Houston. Much like these fans, many at Baylor College of Medicine couldn’t be happier. In this image from the 1980 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a group of fans (with some very baseball-ready facial hair) look prepared to start a team of their own. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Up in the air

Throwback Thursday: Up in the air

Graduating from college is one of the most memorable accomplishments we can experience. It is particularly special for medical school graduates, who often go on to translate their knowledge into tangible, unique experiences with patients. Many of us celebrate graduation by having a party or dinner with family and friends. Baylor College of Medicine graduate … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: New World Order

Throwback Thursday: New World Order

This weekend, millions of wrestling fanatics around the world will tune in to WrestleMania 32. The first WrestleMania was in 1985, and who could forget the performances of legends like Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan? Hogan later formed the wrestling group New World Order (NWO) with Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Sting. No, not … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Super Friends

Throwback Thursday: Super Friends

A certain movie about angry superheroes fighting each other opens in theaters tomorrow. You could watch a trailer, but why bother when the epic showdown already happened at Baylor 26 years ago? In the 1990 edition of the Aesculapian yearbook, we see our own versions of Batman and Superman showing off for the camera. On the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Wait for it…

Throwback Thursday: Wait for it…

Match Day is all about the anticipation. Hundreds of medical students nationwide will gather at their Match Day festivities to learn where they’ll spend their residencies. It is one of the most defining moments of their educational careers. And it all comes down to the wait. These days, students race to find their names on … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Seeing, hearing and thinking

Throwback Thursday: Seeing, hearing and thinking

In 1977, the Neurosensory Center of Houston, a joint project of Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital, opened. The center launched with a focus on the treatment of disorders that affect the brain, nose, ears, eyes, throat, and nervous system. In this photo from the February 1973 edition of Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Perfectly Matched

Throwback Thursday: Perfectly Matched

So here’s a little story for the animal lovers out there. Keen observers of romance will say that opposites attract, but in this case that’s not true. And this picture from the 1989 Aesculapian yearbook shows it best. These two medical students decided to have nothing but fun and show off their mutual love of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Country Doc

Throwback Thursday: Country Doc

Ahh… the smell of fried food, cotton candy and livestock. It’s rodeo time in Houston and what better way to celebrate than by going to work or school in your best western gear? This Baylor College of Medicine graduate may have been far away from the College, but she was certainly more than ready to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Medicine is love

Throwback Thursday: Medicine is love

Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is so focused on materialism that we often forget the most important aspect of any relationship – quality time. In 1984, Mike Tuggy and Peggy Sarjeant were taking full advantage of this concept at Baylor College of Medicine – but what are they up to today? Thirty-two years later, Mike says he … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In one ear and…

Throwback Thursday: In one ear and…

Many forms of modern-day entertainment involve the use of our ears. The ability to hear also plays a critical role in completing daily work tasks and communicating with our families and friends, so the science of otolaryngology remains an important aspect of medicine. Take a look at this photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Seeing double

Throwback Thursday: Seeing double

Did you know that both red blood cells and taste buds were discovered using microscopes? The all-important device continues to be a mainstay in the world of medicine. This is evident when you take a look at these two photos that were taken over 30 years apart at Baylor College of Medicine. On the left, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The X-ray life

Throwback Thursday: The X-ray life

Although the medical sciences are constantly evolving with the introduction of new research, many day-to-day practices have remained the same over several decades. On the left, we have a photo of a Baylor student reviewing an X-ray. Notice her documentation practices and attention to detail. Now flash forward to 1998. From the paper and pen … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Spin Urine, Get Money

Throwback Thursday: Spin Urine, Get Money

When you can see how close you are to achieving your dream, it can make day-to-day life a little frustrating. It can be so frustrating when five days and a giant project stand between you and the weekend or when your Powerball numbers are this close. This medical student from the 1974 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Strike a pose

Throwback Thursday: Strike a pose

You’ll have to admit – people looked pretty cool when posing for photos 100 years ago. From the 1918 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see an amazing collage of young men and women striking poses and mugging for the camera. Some of the photos look like … Continue reading

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

Before we close the books on 2015 and start a new year, we invite you to take a look back at a year packed with achievements and celebrations. Join us as we relive the highlights in education, research, healthcare and more at Baylor College of Medicine. Comprehensive Designation Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A totally normal party

Throwback Thursday: A totally normal party

Ah, yes. A few friends standing around at some function or event, enjoying some refreshments and- wait, is that a brain? Why is there a brain on that table? This photo is from the 1957 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. It seems like a normal enough party, but… That’s not … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Conference Period

Throwback Thursday: Conference Period

Medical students don’t spend all their time studying and seeing patients. At least back in 1963, it was common for students to assist the Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff with certain tasks during their clinical clerkships. Here we see an excerpt from a book about medical education along with a tongue-in-cheek example of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Study Partners

Throwback Thursday: Study Partners

Since most people attend medical school at the same age that young people often start families, it is common enough for medical students to be married with children during their studies. So, it isn’t a surprise there’s more than one Throwback Thursday featuring someone far too young for medical school. But why not one more? … Continue reading

Is there sleep after menopause?

Is there sleep after menopause?

For women, sleep can be elusive at every stage of life. But perhaps none more so than the menopause years. I hear from exhausted patients all the time who would feel so much better – and be able to handle the symptoms of menopause so much easier – if they could just get some sleep. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Food and fun

Throwback Thursday: Food and fun

We’re a week away from Thanksgiving Day, but many schools and offices are having their holiday parties now. Funny how gathering at school or work for a meal looks exactly the same 60 years later. In these 1955 photos from the Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Three Amigos

Throwback Thursday: Three Amigos

No bones about it, anatomy is a vital part of a medical student’s education. In this 1948 picture from the Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see what looks like a professor of anatomy and a colleague investigating a section of spinal cord. The pair appears to be … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The rest of the story

Throwback Thursday: The rest of the story

Back in April of this year we featured this interesting picture and wondered what was going on. We wanted to know more about those people. Luckily, we got some information from one of our faculty members, James Frost Jr., M.D., professor of neurology-neurophysiology in the Jan & Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. A colleague recognized the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Old Familiar Faces?

Throwback Thursday: Old Familiar Faces?

Today’s Throwback Thursday goes out to all the folks who were actually there at the time. This set of pictures comes from the 1966 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Dear readers: Were you a member of the class of 1966? If so, you may recognize some these people – or … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Killer Bs

Throwback Thursday: Killer Bs

The Houston Astros’ time in the postseason is over, for this year. But during their wildcard bid for the postseason spot, fans across Baylor College of Medicine decorated their offices and wore Astros gear in support of the team. We did the same the last time the Astros made it this far in 2005. Ten … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Where are they now?

Throwback Thursday: Where are they now?

Yearbooks are usually a look back at the year’s events. But occasionally, they look forward. You know the stereotypical scene at the end of high school / college movies where it shows (sometimes comically) what becomes of the characters after graduation? It looks like the 1979 edition of the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The Quiz Master

Throwback Thursday: The Quiz Master

These days, if someone tells you that they’re a quiz master you might think they host a pub trivia game, or perhaps like to play along from home with the contestants on Jeopardy. Not so 100 years ago. As we see from the 1913 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Serious Business

Throwback Thursday: Serious Business

Sometimes, Throwback Thursday features some goofy fun, some great hair or a look at some silly art. But sometimes, we’re serious business. Today we have a pair of doctors from the 1967 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, adopt some serious faces while working on medical science. Sometimes, we wish Snapchat … Continue reading