Meynier, Maurice J.
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
12 cubic feet
The collection documents Dr. Meynier's work in obstetrics and gynecology from 1931 to his retirement in 1977. Of particular interest is the history of Dr. Meynier's involvement in numerous issues of the mid-twentieth century: public health services and delivery of medical care to the indigent, location of a new city-county charity hospital, and the controversy surrounding liberalization of laws governing abortion. Also documented are Dr. Meynier's terms as president, respectively, of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1960, the Houston Gynecological and Obstetrical Society in 1964, and the Harris County Medical Society in 1969. Material in the collection includes information about Dr. Meynier childhood, education and participation in World War II. Copies of his patents The primary bulk of the collection deals with his professional career as a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology; his membership and positions in several medical organizations; his publications; and his work in public health, healthcare facilities in Houston, Texas and opposition to abortion. Material includes correspondence, reprints, some handwritten manuscripts, certificates and diplomas, newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, glass slides, photographs and photographic slides. His patents and original designs included those for an intra-vaginal tampon, a breast pump, vaginal pessary, cervical biopsy and coning instrument, and life preserver.