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The Henry Swan Papers

Title:
Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan pdf (666,951 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan
Description:
On October 19, 1954, Presley, then a 34 year old mother of two, had her atrial septal defect repaired by Swan. She had a third child several months after the first anniversary of this life-changing surgery. She sent Swan an update each year on that anniversary from 1955 to 1995. Presley died in 1996, over 40 years after Swan repaired the defect.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (666,951 Bytes)
Date:
1989-10-19 (October 19, 1989)
Creator:
Presley, Clarabell
Recipient:
Swan, Henry
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Janet DeFelice.
Exhibit Category:
Learning from the Lungfish: Studies of Hiberation, 1963-1988
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1993) pdf (880,166 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1983) pdf (829,212 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Henry Swan to Clarabell Presley (December 12, 1979) pdf (75,518 Bytes) ocr (2,445 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1979) pdf (1,136,758 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Henry Swan to Clarabell Presley (November 8, 1974) pdf (36,591 Bytes) ocr (1,059 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 27, 1974) pdf (548,854 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Henry Swan to Clarabell Presley (October 26, 1959) pdf (56,046 Bytes) ocr (1,098 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1959) pdf (88,084 Bytes) ocr (805 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Letter from Clarabell Presley to Henry Swan (October 19, 1955) pdf (1,756,252 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 30
Unique Identifier:
HPBBLH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Surgical Records, 1940-1996
SubSeries: Private Patients, 1944-1996
Folder: M-Z [photographs], 1946-1996
Transcript:
October 19, 1989
Dear Dr. Swan:
So, now it is 30 years, how quickly the time has passed. I know Dr. Oliver has written about my bypass surgery. The last six months have been the worst I've ever known. I always said I would never have bypass surgery but after 2 emergency angioplasties in 7 weeks I didn't have any choice. The pain before the angioplasty and after the surgery was really bad. The good news is I'm now feeling great. I tire easily and rest after, but no longer have any pain. In the past year I have lost 35 pounds and lowered my cholesterol from 286 to 150 triglyciderides: 96U to 19U. I now eat right, exercise and with the surgery, feel like a new person.
I talked with Dr. Richter Monday and we are having lunch together today. He is doing fine and I look forwarding to seeing him. We
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talk on phone several times a year but I haven't seen him in 2 or 3 years.
Hope you are well and able to do whatever interest you at this time in life.
Until next year,
Love,
Clarabell
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2013-02-04
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