Portrait of Dr. Richard L. Varco, Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School

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Dublin Core

Title

Portrait of Dr. Richard L. Varco, Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

Dr. Richard Lynn Varco (1912-2004), a University of Minnesota graduate (M.B. 1937, M.D. 1937, Ph.D. 1944), was a Medical Fellow and Research Assistant in the Department of Surgery (1938-1940), Fellow and Instructor in the Department of Physiology (1940-1942), and Senior Resident (1942-1943), Instructor (1943-1944), Assistant Professor (1944-1946), Associate Professor (1946-1950), and Professor (1950-1981) in the Department of Surgery. He was named a Regents' Professor in 1974.

Dr. Varco is known for his contributions to intracardiac surgery as a member of the team that performed the world's first open heart surgery in a dry field under direct vision on September 2, 1952. Varco also performed the University's first kidney transplant in 1963. In 1969 he co-invented an implanted fusion pump used for chemotherapy and insulin delivery.

Creator

University of Minnesota

Source

"Vant-Vez," Photograph Collection. University of Minnesota Archives.

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

1955

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

una21156

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Print Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7 in.

Citation

University of Minnesota, “Portrait of Dr. Richard L. Varco, Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3039.