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Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs


Vanderbilt University, The Annette And Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library, Historical Collections


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History of Cardiac Surgery Videorecording Series, 1997-present

Collection ID


Biographical Note

Collection Description

Videorecordings of interviews conducted by William S. Stoney, M.D. of innovators and pioneers in the history of cardiac surgery.

Individuals interviewed in this series include:

  • Bahnson, Henry T.
  • Carpentier, Alain
  • Cooley, Denton A.
  • DeBakey, Michael E.
  • DeVries, William
  • Dobell, Anthony
  • Ebert, Paul A.
  • Favaloro, Rene
  • Fogarty, Thomas J.
  • Glenn, William
  • Gott, Vincent
  • Green, George E.
  • Haller, Alex
  • Hanlon, C. Rollins
  • Hardy, James D.
  • Harken, Alden H. (Dwight Harken)
  • Judy, James R.
  • Lillehei, C. Walton
  • Longmire, William P.
  • McGovern, George J.
  • Muller, William H.
  • Oschner, John
  • Robicsek, Francis
  • Ross, Donald
  • Sealy, Will C.
  • Shumway, Norman E.
  • Shumacker, Harris
  • Spencer, Frank C.
  • Starr, Albert
  • Templeton, John Y. (Gibbon)
  • Wooler, Geoffrey

Finding Aid



Related Material

Videorecording of Roundtable discussion hosted by William W. Stoney entitled "Cardiac Surgery in the 1950s'"