History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Heart Association
American Society of Artificial Internal Organs
Biomedical Engineering Society
International Society of Nephrology
U.S. Food and Drug Administration History Office
American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO)
P.O. Box C, Boca Raton, Florida 33429-0468
Karen Burke, Executive Director
By appointment only.
The American Society for Artificial Internal Organs consists of over 1,400 Members. The Membership is a diverse group of specialists from 40 different countries with over 30 different professional degrees. These individuals represent government, universities, industry, private hospitals and independent research groups. The areas of Nephrology, Biomaterials and Cardiopulmonary devices are heavily represented as well as numerous other specialized interests. The ASAIO mission statement is to promote the development, application and awareness of organ technologies that enhance quality and duration of life.
ASAIO Collection, 1954, 1959, 1997
1 file folder
This collection contains the following historical material related to the founding of ASAIO:
- ASAIO Circular letter #1, September 16, 1954
- ASAIO Circular letter #2, October 30, 1954
- ASAIO Circular letter #3, December 14, 1954
- George E. Schreiner, "The Three Spirits," Presidential Address, April 1959
- Correspondence 1997 re: reminiscences of the founding of ASAIO
Due to the fact that ASAIO's early records were lost in transition from one officer to another before there was an office, no records, photos or other materials are maintained at ASAIO headquarters.
Manuscripts and abstracts from ASAIO members are reported in the ASAIO Journal. Eli Friedman, M.D., Editor of ASAIO Journal has complete set, as well as personal photograph collection relating to ASAIO events.