The Michael E. DeBakey Papers
- [Portrait of Michael DeBakey, looking to the right]
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- At the time this portrait was done, Dr. DeBakey was working on several cardiac assist devices as well as a total artificial
heart, and also exploring the possibilities and limitations of heart transplants. See, for example, "Human Cardiac Transplantation,"
"Orthotopic Cardiac Prosthesis: Preliminary Experiments," and "Current Directions in the Artificial Heart Program."
His total artificial heart prototype (slightly modified) had just been implanted in a human patient by Dr. Denton Cooley without
DeBakey's knowledge or permission, an event that destroyed their professional relationship. The creator of this photo,
Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer renowned for his distinctive, revealing portraits. His subjects
include many of the twentieth century's political and scientific leaders, along with other celebrities.
- Number of Image Pages:
- 1 (141,769 Bytes)
- 1969-04-12 (April 12, 1969)
- Karsh, Yousuf
- Reproduced with permission of the estate of Yousuf Karsh.
- Exhibit Category:
- New Directions for Cardiac Surgery and for Baylor, 1963-2008
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- Photographic prints
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- Series: Photographs and Artworks, [ca. 1908]-2007
- SubSeries: Personal Photographs, [ca. 1908]-1991
- SubSubSeries: Michael E. DeBakey Portraits, 1910-[1990s]
- Folder: Portraits, 1966-1969
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