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The Henry Swan Papers

[Henry Swan performing surgery from a wheelchair]
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Swan, an avid small plane pilot, survived three plane crashes during 1958 and 1959, and sustained several ankle fractures among other injuries. While his bones healed, he continued to perform surgery, using a specially built platform that allowed him to reach the operating table from his wheelchair, as shown in this photo. Casts can be seen on both of his legs here.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (156,968 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. January 1960
Courtesy of Henry Swan.
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Exhibit Category:
The Cold Heart: Hypothermia and Cardiac Surgery, 1949-1962
Box Number: 19
Folder Number: 3
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Document Type:
Photographic prints
Physical Condition:
Series: Personal and Biographical, 1936-1995
Folder: [Scrapbook, 1959 Nov-1960 Jun]
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