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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

Title:
[Portrait of Michael DeBakey, in suit, slightly slouched]
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Description:
At the time this portrait was taken, 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 (125,884 Bytes)
Date:
1969-04-12 (April 12, 1969)
Creator:
Karsh, Yousuf
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the estate of Yousuf Karsh.
Exhibit Categories:
Biographical Information
New Directions for Cardiac Surgery and for Baylor, 1963-2008
Relation:
Metadata Record Human Cardiac Transplantation (March 1968) pdf (386,730 Bytes) ocr (17,786 Bytes)
/ps/access/FJBBKD.pdf
Metadata Record Orthotopic Cardiac Prosthesis: Preliminary Experiments in Animals with Biventricular Artificial Heart [April-June 1969] pdf (850,434 Bytes) ocr (26,723 Bytes)
/ps/access/FJBBRF.pdf
Box Number:
28
Unique Identifier:
FJBBQJ
Document Type:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Photographs and Artworks, [ca. 1908]-2007
SubSeries: Personal Photographs, [ca. 1908]-1991
SubSubSeries: Michael E. DeBakey Portraits, 1910-[1990s]
Folder: Portraits, 1966-1969
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2015-01-12
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