Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Owen Wangensteen regarding research funds for the treatment of heart block and development of a transistorized battery-operated pacemaker

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Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Owen Wangensteen regarding research funds for the treatment of heart block and development of a transistorized battery-operated pacemaker

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

In 1957, the Minnesota Heart Association awarded a grant to the Department of Surgery in the name of surgical resident William Weirich to continue research on the treatment of heart block and pursue the development of a transistorized battery-operated pacemaker. When Dr. Weirich completed his residency and returned to California to practice medicine, a misunderstanding between the University's Comptroller's office and the administrative secretary in the Department of Surgery lead to the grant funds not being applied as Weirich had left. C. Walton Lillehei appealed to the Minnesota Heart Association to re-apply the grant award in Lillehei's name as Weirich was no longer a member of the Department of Surgery.

This letter addresses the confusion of the awarding of the grant funds, and reports the progress of the work being conducted to develop treatment for heart block.

Creator

C. Walton Lillehei

Source

"Lillehei, C. Walton, 1953-1967," Box 18, Department of Surgery records, uarc1007, University of Minnesota Archives

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

16-Sep-57

Contributor

Owen Wangensteen

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Format

Document

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0090

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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C. Walton Lillehei, “Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Owen Wangensteen regarding research funds for the treatment of heart block and development of a transistorized battery-operated pacemaker,” Gallery, accessed January 31, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3232.

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