Portrait of Michael DeBakey, looking to the right

Title:
Portrait of Michael DeBakey, looking to the right
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.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
12 April 1969
Creator:
Karsh, Yousuf (Yousuf Karsh)
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the estate of Yousuf Karsh.
Profiles in Science ID:
FJBBQH
NLM ID:
101743405X256
Genre:
Photographic prints and Portraits
Format:
Still Image
Location:
Box: 28