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2009 JULY–AUGUST No. 369
August 05, 2009 [posted]

Papers of Adrian Kantrowitz Added to Profiles in Science®

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A n extensive selection from the papers of surgeon Adrian Kantrowitz (1918-2008) has been added to the NLM® Profiles in Science® Web site under the Biomedical Research section. With this addition, there are twenty-nine prominent researchers, clinicians, public health officials, and promoters of medical research whose personal and professional records presented on Profiles.

Best known for performing the world's second human heart transplant, Kantrowitz was also a leading surgeon-inventor who developed bioelectronic devices such as cardiac pacemakers, mechanical left heart devices, and the intraaortic balloon pump.

"Adrian Kantrowitz was a gifted innovator who repeatedly expanded the boundaries of both cardiac surgery and medical technology. His inventions, especially those providing counterpulsation to the heart, have saved thousands of lives," said Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, director of the National Library of Medicine®.

Papers of Adrian Kantrowitz Added to Profiles in Science®. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Jul-Aug;(369):e4.

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