Drs. F. John Lewis and Richard L. Varco demonstrating the cooling equipment used to induce hypothermia for open heart surgery

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Title

Drs. F. John Lewis and Richard L. Varco demonstrating the cooling equipment used to induce hypothermia for open heart surgery

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

Dear Mrs. Scott,

The photograph was probably taken during the height of Dr. Lewis' and my interest in the development of low temperature techniques for working under the heart (circa 1952-3).

The apparatus is a cooling machine (under my hands) and a cooling blanket in Dr. Lewis'. When the anesthetized patient was wrapped in the latter it waspossible to lower his temperature and thus provide for a longer (10 minutes) interval during which the circulation could be stopped.

Yours cordially,
Richard L. Varco

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Creator

University of Minnesota

Source

"Heart Surgery," Photograph Collection. University of Minnesota Archives.

Publisher

University of Minnesota Libraries. Digital Collections Unit.

Date

16-Oct-52

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

una23245

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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Original Format

Print Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Citation

University of Minnesota, “Drs. F. John Lewis and Richard L. Varco demonstrating the cooling equipment used to induce hypothermia for open heart surgery,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3047.