Portrait of Michael DeBakey, looking to the right


Title:
Portrait of Michael DeBakey, looking to the right
Creator:
Karsh, Yousuf
Date:
12 April 1969
Description:
At the time this portrait was done, 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.
Location:
Box: 28
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the estate of Yousuf Karsh.
Genre:
Photographic prints
Portraits
Format:
Still Image
Extent:
1 pages
Legacy ID:
FJBBQH
NLM ID:
101743405X256
Profiles Collection:
The Michael E. DeBakey Papers
Story Section:
New Directions for Cardiac Surgery and for Baylor, 1963-2008