History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Baxter Health Care Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation SCIMED
L-VAD Technology Inc.
McGowan Center for Artificial Organs
Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
Terumo R&D Center
Texas Heart Institute
Thoratec Laboratories Corporation
University of Michigan Extracorporeal Circulation Laboratory
University of Ottowa Heart Institute
University of Sao Paulo, Heart Institute, Bioengineering Division
University of Utah, Bioengineering Department
Baxter Healthcare Corp.
1 Baxter Parkway, Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Baxter delivers critical therapies for life-threatening conditions related to the blood and circulatory system. This includes: products that collect, separate and store blood, as well as therapeutic proteins derived from blood; renal products that cleanse the blood; and intravenous (IV) products that infuse drugs and other solutions into the blood. Baxter is well known for providing a range of renal dialysis products and services to support people with kidney failure. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of products for peritoneal dialysis (PD), a home dialysis therapy.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Collection
About 100 objects
This collection currently resides with the Global Education facility and training program in Largo, Florida. This facility, under the direction of John Sweeny, displays these objects in a museum area approximately 1,000 square feet in size.
This collection includes thirty to forty dialyzers, twenty machines, mugs (and other ephemeral materials), equipment manuals, photos, among other historical materials. There is an attractive timeline presented to visitors on the wall of the museum. There also exists a 29-minute tape on the history of dialysis, entitled "Genesis of the Artificial Kidney."
No listing of collections items available.