Correspondence, F. John Lewis to Owen Wangensteen regarding obtaining more cases for open heart surgery and prediction of repairing other congenital heart defects

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Correspondence, F. John Lewis to Owen Wangensteen regarding obtaining more cases for open heart surgery and prediction of repairing other congenital heart defects

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

F. John Lewis

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

oh0326

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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In our conversations concerning surgery for atrial septal defects Dick has expressed his desire to do all he can to obtain more cases for me. I am grateful.

He called my attention to the fact that he has suggested and wants to do other types of cardiac cases with refrigeration and he feels that I should have told you as much. This I am glad to do. He has suggested that we do such cases as a Tetralogy of Fallot and an aortic pulmonary window with refrigeration. Technically these cases are at present beyond us. We have had trouble in the lab in working in the same area due to the complication of air embolism. In time we may be ready to do them but not at present. I have told Dick as much.

J. Lewis

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Paper

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F. John Lewis, “Correspondence, F. John Lewis to Owen Wangensteen regarding obtaining more cases for open heart surgery and prediction of repairing other congenital heart defects,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3214.

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