Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Van G. Hungerford, Sigmamotor, Inc. regarding modification of pumping units

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Title

Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Van G. Hungerford, Sigmamotor, Inc. regarding modification of pumping units

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

While conducting experimental research on blood conduction for open heart surgery in 1953, C. Walton Lillehei collaborated with Sigmamotor, Inc. of Middleport, New York to design a pump sufficient to pump blood through plastic tubing during open heart surgery.

A Sigmamotor pumping unit was used to pump blood for extracorporeal circulation during controlled cross circulation and bubble oxygenator procedures for open heart surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Creator

C. Walton Lillehei

Source

"Sigmamotor, Inc., 1953-1964," Box 98, C. Walton Lillehei papers, uarc2000-7, University of Minnesota Archives

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

4-Nov-53

Contributor

Van G. Hungerford, Sigmamotor, Inc.

Rights

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Document

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0247

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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C. Walton Lillehei, “Correspondence, C. Walton Lillehei to Van G. Hungerford, Sigmamotor, Inc. regarding modification of pumping units,” Gallery, accessed March 25, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3230.

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