Correspondence, John R. Paine to Dean Theodore Blegen of the Graduate School requesting to apply for a grant for heart research

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Correspondence, John R. Paine to Dean Theodore Blegen of the Graduate School requesting to apply for a grant for heart research

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

In October of 1944 at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Clarence Crafoord performed the first successful repair of coarctation of the aorta—a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that delivers oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. One month later, in November 1944, Alfred Blalock of The Johns Hopkins University performed the first Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure, a palliative procedure that eased the symptoms of tetralogy of Fallot, also known as “blue baby syndrome.” “Blue babies” suffered from cyanosis—appearance of a blue coloration on the skin due to low blood oxygenation as a result of a hole in the wall that divides the left and right ventricles in the heart (ventricular septal defect). The shunt re-routed the flow of blood through the heart, easing cyanosis. John Paine, associate professor of surgery, requested a grant from the Graduate School to enable him to perform related research on these procedures.

Creator

John R. Paine

Source

"Graduate School grants, 1941-1954," Box 14, Department of Surgery records, uarc1007, University of Minnesota Archives

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

20-May-46

Contributor

University of Minnesota

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Document

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0054

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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John R. Paine, “Correspondence, John R. Paine to Dean Theodore Blegen of the Graduate School requesting to apply for a grant for heart research,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3361.

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