Correspondence, Richard Varco to Owen Wangensteen regarding obtaining more surgical cases for F. John Lewis to employ new methods for open heart surgery

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Correspondence, Richard Varco to Owen Wangensteen regarding obtaining more surgical cases for F. John Lewis to employ new methods for open heart surgery

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

F. John Lewis, Richard Varco, Mansur Taufic, and C. Walton Lillehei performed the world's first open heart surgery under direct vision in a dry operative field on September 2, 1952. The surgeons repaired an atrial septal defect on a 5-year-old girl using induced hypothermia and inflow occlusion.

Creator

Richard Varco

Source

"Surgery staff correspondence, 1952-1953," Box 31, Department of Surgery records, uarc1007, University of Minnesota Archives

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

12-Sep-52

Contributor

Owen Wangensteen

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Document

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0327

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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Dr. Wangensteen,

I heartily endorse the thought about aiding John's case for an U.S.P.H.S. grant and will continue to seek for some willing and needy candidate. Dr. Paul Adams and Dr. Paul Dwan too are looking. The department, the hospital, and all of us would benefit from a few more successes in the near future.

Richard

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Richard Varco, “Correspondence, Richard Varco to Owen Wangensteen regarding obtaining more surgical cases for F. John Lewis to employ new methods for open heart surgery,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3213.

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