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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Michael DeBakey with Russian colleagues]
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Michael DeBakey is standing fifth from the left.
DeBakey visited the Soviet Union from December 15-20, 1958, at a time when the United States and USSR were locked in a deadly arms race, the Cold War. People lived in fear of nuclear annihilation, anticommunist politicians created an atmosphere of suspicion and paranoia in the United States government, and the people of each country looked upon each other with mounting hostility. DeBakey's visit, enabled by Boris Petrovsky, Minister of Health, and Professor Alexander Alexandrovich Vishnevsky of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR, was nothing short of remarkable. DeBakey continued to foster medical collaboration with the Soviet Union, making a number of subsequent visits from the 1960s to the 1990s, when he advised President Boris Yeltsin's physicians about his coronary bypass surgery.
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Courtesy of Katrin DeBakey.
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DeBakey as Medical Statesman
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Metadata Record Letter from President Richard M. Nixon to Michael E. DeBakey (July 16, 1973) pdf (36,780 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Metadata Record Diary of My Trip to the USSR [November-December 1959] pdf (1,129,118 Bytes) ocr (48,238 Bytes)
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Series: Photographs and Artworks, [ca. 1908]-2007
SubSeries: Professional Photographs, 1917-2007
SubSubSeries: International Travel
Folder: International Travel, 1960-1963
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