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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 15)] pdf (2,663,001 Bytes) ocr (91,986 Bytes)
[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 15)]
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: Collaborative studies on endarterectomy and patch-graft angioplasty in early 1960s; resistance to early aneurysm, carotid, and coronary bypass surgery; stroke research; computerization at the National Library of Medicine; a visit to India and reflections on Indian culture; a visit with Nehru; the value of accepting visiting professorships; a gift of a 1912 Ford from a patient; honorary degrees and Lasker Award; DeBakey Medical Foundation; raising funds for new buildings at Baylor; Heart Bill; Liotta and Cooley; DeBakey's headaches.
Number of Image Pages:
86 (2,663,001 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
17-18 August 1972
DeBakey, Michael E.
Interviewer: Schanche, Donald A.
Reproduced with permission of Anne Schanche Ferro.
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 21
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Document Type:
Oral histories (document genres)
Physical Condition:
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
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