Historical Information

William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood (Courtesy of Steven Sutton)View Video
Great Moments in Heart Surgery: Extracardiac and Blind Intracardiac Surgery (1890-1950)View Video
Great Moments in Heart Surgery: Open Heart Surgery (1950-1970)View Video
Dr. John Gibbon (Courtesy of Steven Sutton)View Video
Monkey Lungs Used For Oxygenation (Courtesy of James MacDonald)View Video
DeWall/Lillihei Helix Reservoir Oxygenator - 1955 Model (Courtesy of James MacDonald)View Video
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Using Hypothermia (Courtesy of James MacDonald)View Video
Disposable Baxter Bubble Oxygenator (Courtesy of James MacDonald)View Video
ASD Repair Using Hypothermia and Extracorporeal Circulation (Courtesy of James MacDonald)View Video
PowerPoint Presentations
Extracorporeal Devices in the First Fifty Years of Cardiac Surgery (Courtesy of Richard Chan)View
Mary Martin in the Operating Room (Courtesy of Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine)View
(This is a picture of Mary Martin with the Coffee Pot oxygenator. It actually worked like a coffee pot and blood was oxygenated up the center column (like a percolator), de-foamed in upper chamber where there would be stainless steel sponges coated in antifoam and also a screen filter (like brewing coffee with a filter), the blood would go around a helix inside the main body (like the DeWall-Lillehei oxygenator), and arterial blood would be pumped from the bottom of the device to the patient. They used the glass fluid indicator on the outside, like a coffee pot level indicator, to see the operating level during bypass.)
Articles of Interest
A Look Back at Travenol (by Kelly Hedlund & Brent Swart)View PDF
Dr. Wilfred Bigelow (by Kelly Hedlund)View PDF
Remembering the Disk Oxygenator (by Kelly Hedlund)View PDF
Remembering the Linbergh Perfusion Pump (by Kelly Hedlund and Mike Sanford)View PDF
Remembering Kimray (by Kelly Hedlund)View PDF

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