Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Morse Shapiro, defending cross circulation

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Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Morse Shapiro, defending cross circulation

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

<p>Morse J Shapiro (1893-1968) received a bachelor of science (1915) and a doctor of medicine (1917) from the University of Minnesota.</p>
<p>Following his service in the army from 1917-1919, Shapiro became a public school physician in Minneapolis. In 1922, the Minneapolis Commissioner of Health established a department at the Lymanhurst School for Tuberculosis for children with rheumatic fever - an inflammatory disease that causes damage to the heart. Shapiro was appointed director.</p>
<p>From 1930-1951 Shapiro was a member of the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty, serving as an Assistant (1930), Instructor (1931-1934), Assistant Professor (1934-1941), and Associate Professor (1941-1951) in Medicine and Pediatrics.</p>
<p>Shapiro, along with Dr. Jay Arthur Myers, were instrumental in securing the philanthropic support of the Variety Club, an organization of members of the entertainment industry, to provide funding for the construction of the Variety Club Heart Hospital, a facility dedicated to the treatment of heart disease. The hospital opened in 1951.</p>
<p>Shapiro left the University of Minnesota in 1951 to become the chief of pediatric cardiology at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in California.</p>

Creator

C. Walton Lillehei

Source

"S, 1951-1957," Box 98, C. Walton Lillehei papers, uarc2000-7, University of Minnesota

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

11-Oct-54

Contributor

Morse J. Shapiro

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Document

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0233

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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Paper

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C. Walton Lillehei, “Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Morse Shapiro, defending cross circulation,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3268.

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