National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Contents are 16mm film reels of varying length, most silent and in color, originating in the National Heart Institute. Films chiefly depict surgical procedures to implant artificial aortic and mitral valves in patients with cardiac conditions such as ventricular septal defect. Most of the films consist of close-up images of Dr. Morrow's hands and arms and the patient's opened chest, though some show Dr. Morrow speaking.
Marshall W. Nirenberg is best known for his work on deciphering the genetic code by discovering the unique code words for the twenty major amino acids that make-up DNA, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1968. This collection of correspondence, laboratory administrative and research materials, and publications documents Nirenberg's career as a researcher in biochemical genetics at the National Institutes of Health.
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Contents are 16mm film reels of varying length, most silent and in color, originating in the National Heart Institute. They depict Dr. Nina Starr Braunwald performing heart surgeries, chiefly the experimental implantation of artificial heart valves of her own design and fabrication.
Reports, documents, correspondence, memoranda, and printed matter. A sizable number of the items are copies. In 1972 President Richard Nixon called for an "intensive study" and requested a plan for developing a "safe, fast, and efficient nationwide blood collection and distribution system."
- Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures 2
- Documentaries and Factual Films 2
- Heart-Assist Devices 2
- Maryland 2
- Thoracic Surgery 2
- Adenosine Deaminase 1
- Amino Acid Sequence 1
- Blood Banks 1
- Clinical Trials as Topic 1
- Codon 1
- DNA 1
- Drugs, Investigational 1
- Genetic Therapy 1
- Genetic Vectors 1
- Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation 1
- Lymphocytes, Tumor-Infiltrating 1
- Neurobiology 1
- Neuroblastoma 1
- Nobel Prize 1
- Public Health 1
- RNA 1
- Retina--chemistry 1
- Retroviridae 1
- Sequence Analysis, DNA 1 ∧ less