History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Bakken Library and Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum
DeWitt Stetten Jr. Museum of Medical Research
Dittrick Medical History Center
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation
International Center for Medical Technologies
International Museum of Surgical Science
John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center
Mayo Foundation Archives, Mayo Clinic
Medical History Museum of the University of Copenhagen
Medical History Museum of the University of Zurich
Minnesota Historical Society
Museu Nacional de Historia da Medicina
Museum of Health Care at Kingston
National Library of Medicine
National Museum of American History
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Science Museum of London
Semmelweis Medical Historical Museum, Library and Archives
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum
University of Utah, Marriott Library, Special Collections
University of Washington
Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
International Center For Medical Technologies (ICMT)
6411 Fannin St, Houston, Texas 77030
Julia Glueck, Exective Director
The ICMT exhibits are located in the Cullen Pavilion of Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. Memorial Hermann Hospital is the oldest hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The ICMT administrative office is located across from the Admitting Office in Memorial Hermann Hospital.
ICMT, established in 2000, is a museum displaying the historical development, current state-of-the-art, and future development of artificial organs and organ transplantation during the last thirty years.
ICMT Museum Collection, 20th - 21st centuries
There are approximately 3,000 artifacts including more than 1,000 pieces of hardware. Currently, ICMT has received over 50 new devices and several original publications.
ICMT is a non-profit and non-taxable foundation in Houston, Texas to facilitate the worldwide advancement of medical technologies by disseminating information and education. Among many activities, ICMT also has a museum exhibit program that displays the historical accomplishments of medical technologies: past, present and future. Currently ICMT exhibits state-of-the-art and historical artificial organ hardware, which were inherited from the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation (ICAOT) who began collecting in Cleveland, Ohio over 20 years ago. (See separate ICAOT entry in this Guide for more information.)
ICMT's exhibits and publications are intended to educate physicians, scientists, patients and the general public about the accomplishments in the field of artificial organ development and transplantation. At the same time, they serve as an inspiration for future physicians and health care professionals to develop careers in medicine and bioengineering.
The ICMT Collection encompasses cardiovascular prostheses, oxygenators, artificial kidneys, apheresis, vascular prostheses, heart valves and intra-aortic balloon pumps, among other related artifacts in the history of artificial organ developments. These devices, collected from around the world, testify to the many achievements in the field of artificial organ development and transplantation.
Check with the ICMT Executive Director for a listing of objects in their collection and on display.Appointment required to see objects beyond those on display.
Appointment required to see objects beyond those on display.
ICMT Press publishes various publications including:
- Blood Purification - Artificial Kidney and Plasmapheresis - Past, Present and Future
- Artificial Heart and Assist Circulation - Past, Present and Future
- Oxygenator - Artificial Lung - Past, Present and Future
ICMT also provides archival slides on the artificial kidney, plasmapheresis, oxygenator and blood pumps.