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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

Title:
[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 12)] pdf (2,576,885 Bytes) ocr (87,773 Bytes)
[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 12)]
Description:
In 1972, journalist Donald A. Schanche (1926-1994) conducted a series of interviews with DeBakey as part of his research for a planned biography. Schanche worked on the project for several years, but the book was never completed. Several letters in the NLM DeBakey Papers indicate that Schanche, though a talented, experienced writer and editor, had difficulty drafting DeBakey's life story because of the sheer number and variety of DeBakey's interests and achievements. In 1976, Schanche joined the Foreign Division of the Los Angeles Times, and moved to Cairo. It appears that neither he nor DeBakey were able to follow up with the biography.
Topics covered in this interview include: The 1969 Cooley/ artificial heart episode and Domingo Liotta's role; Baylor's artificial heart program after the Cooley episode; heart transplants; the future of the artificial heart; reflections on future progress in biomedical science; more about DeBakey's childhood, especially his friendships and various activities such as camping, fishing, playing pool and baseball; early college days in New Orleans and visiting jazz clubs.
Number of Image Pages:
79 (2,576,885 Bytes)
Date:
1972-08-13 (August 13, 1972)
Creator:
DeBakey, Michael E.
Contributor:
Interviewer: Schanche, Donald A.
Source:
Metadata Record [Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche] (1972)
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Anne Schanche Ferro.
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 18
Unique Identifier:
FJBBTR
Document Type:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Transcripts
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Personal and Biographical, 1926-2009
SubSeries: Interviews, 1959, [late 1960s], 1972-1979, 1986-1987, 1994-1999, 2005-2008
Folder: Donald A. Schanche Interviews DeBakey, 1972 Jan-Sep
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2015-03-27
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