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
Three Firsts: Women Pioneers in American SurgeryView Video
Mitral Valve Repair - Alain CarpentierView Video
PowerPoint Presentations
Extracorporeal Devices in the First Fifty Years of Cardiac Surgery (Courtesy of Richard Chan)View
Women in Perfusion
(Compiled by Steven Sutton)
View PowerPoint
History of Women in Surgery
(Compiled by Steven Sutton)
View PowerPoint
Never Judge A Book By Its Cover
(Compiled by Steven Sutton)
View PowerPoint
Companion to Dr. Williams and Dr. Drew's Videos
(Compiled by Steven Sutton)
View PowerPoint
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
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (by Kelly Hedlund)View PDF
The Five Greatest Discoveries During the Evolution of Perfusion (by Kelly Hedlund)View PDF
Right Heart Bypass in 1952: An Early Attemp by Gibbon's Team to Treat a Suspected Right Atrial Tumor (by Kelly Hedlund and Scott Tucker)View PDF
Reminisces of an Old Perfusionist (by Marion Hackman)View PDF
Remembering William Harvey: Discover of the Circulation of Blood (by Kelly Hedlund)View PDF
History and Origins of the Left Ventricular Vent: A Tribute to Dr. Frank F. Allbritten, Jr. (by Kelly Hedlund)View PDF
Remembering the Landé-Edwards Membrane Oxygenator (by Kelly Hedlund)
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Remembering the Waud Principle (by Kelly Hedlund)
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