Portrait of Dr. Clarence Dennis

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Title

Portrait of Dr. Clarence Dennis

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

Dr. Clarence Dennis (1909-2005), graduate of the University of Minnesota (M.S. 1938, Ph.D. 1940), was a Teaching Fellow (1936-1937) and Research Assistant (1937-1938) in the Department of Surgery, Instructor in the Department of Physiology (1938-1939), and an Assistant Professor (1941-1945), Associate Professor (1941-1947), and Professor (1947-1951) in the Department of Surgery.

In 1947, Dennis began the construction of a heart-lung machine for by-pass in open heart surgery, and used it in two unsuccessful clinical operations in 1951. Dennis moved to New York in 1951 to become the head of the department of surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he continued experimentation with the heart-lung machine, achieving clinical success in 1955.

From 1972-1974 Dennis worked for the National Institutes of Health. Between 1975 and 1988 Dennis was a member of the surgical faculty at SUNY Stony Brook. From 1991-1996 he served as director of the University of Minnesota Cancer Detection Center.

Creator

University of Minnesota

Source

"Den-Deq," Photograph Collection. University of Minnesota Archives.

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

1950

Rights

Use of this image is governed by U.S. and international copyright laws. Image is property of the University of Minnesota. Please contact the University of Minnesota Archives for permission to publish this image. http://special.lib.umn.edu/uarch

Format

Print Photograph

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0273

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Print Photograph

Citation

University of Minnesota, “Portrait of Dr. Clarence Dennis,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3012.