Found in 11 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.
Dr. Clarence Dennis (1909-2003) was a pioneering heart surgeon and developer of a heart-lung bypass machine. Laboratory notes, correspondence, publications, and professional papers chronicle his surgical and research career at the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York, and the National Heart and Lung Institute.
Dr. Mannix conducted what is considered pioneering work in heart surgery. Collection contains articles, drafts, illustrations, and books relating to thoracic surgery many authored by Dr. Mannix. Surgical records comprise part of collection but are restricted.
U.S. heart surgeon Henry Swan II made significant contributions to the development of open heart surgery techniques, particularly through his research in hypothermia and suspended circulation. Dr. Swan's professional career as a cardiac surgeon is documented in a collection of surgery records, correspondence, reprints, book drafts, speeches, reports, and biographical material.
Correspondence, notes and drafts, subject files, reprints, patient records, records of surgeries, and motion pictures documenting the practice, teaching, and authorship of thoracic surgeon Lyman Brewer, noted for his advances in emergency thoracotomy and wet lung war casualties (respiratory distress syndrome) born from his World War II experiences.
Collection documents Dr. Ravitch's career as a pioneering thoracic and pediatric surgeon and developer of surgical stapling techniques through correspondence, administrative records, writings, motion pictures, and editorial duties on various journals and textbooks.
Michael Ellis DeBakey made significant contributions to cardiovascular medicine throughout his long career at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Personal material, correspondence, administrative and medical records, writings, conference and awards files, subject files, photographs, audiovisual media, and artifacts gathered from DeBakey's home document his personal life and career as a surgeon, inventor, and medical statesman.