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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Michael DeBakey with his sisters and father at the Pioneer Club in Lake Charles, Louisiana]
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From left to right: Lois DeBakey, Michael, Shaker DeBakey, Selma DeBakey, and Selena DeBakey.
Selma and Lois DeBakey pioneered the field of scientific communications, and later joined their brother at Baylor College of Medicine. The Pioneer Club is a private dining club in Lake Charles, LA, established in 1948. It hosts private parties and events for local civic groups. In this photo, the occasion was a fundraiser for the local American Heart Association chapter. At this time, Dr. DeBakey was developing more sophisticated surgical techniques for aneurysm repair, including patch graft angioplasty.
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4 February 1961
Courtesy of Katrin DeBakey.
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Series: Photographs and Artworks, [ca. 1908]-2007
SubSeries: Professional Photographs, 1917-2007
SubSubSeries: Events
Folder: Pioneer Club, Lake Charles, 1961 Feb 4
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