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Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs

introduction

museums, archives and libraries

industry and laboratories

professional societies and organizations

credits and acknowledgements





Credits and Acknowledgements

This Guide is a product of PROJECT BIONICS : Artificial Organs from Discovery to Clinical Use, a joint project of The American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, launched in January 2000.

PROJECT BIONICS aims to preserve and present artificial organ developments by emphasizing the people, ideas and devices. Towards this goal, the documentary history of artificial organ developments must be preserved. This Guide constitutes the first step. It is hoped that this Guide will continue to evolve to include additional resource material and will be useful for educators, researchers and the general public interested in the history of artificial organs.

This Guide as well as other ongoing activities of PROJECT BIONICS reflects the commitment of ASAIO and its History Work Group, a small number of enthusiastic, expert members working in the field who have generously donated their time and knowledge to this project since its inception in 1998. Special mention must go to the Co-Chairs of this History Work Group, Robert Bartlett, M.D. and Jean Kantrowitz.

For more information about the Guide, or to make additions, changes or suggestions, please contact:

PROJECT BIONICS History Office at The Smithsonian
National Museum of American History, Behring Center
Room 5034
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20560-0627
Telephone: (202) 841-3106
Fax: (202) 357-1853
Email: projectbionics@asaio.com