Michael DeBakey at the topping out ceremony for the DeBakey Center for Biomedical Education and Research


Title:
Michael DeBakey at the topping out ceremony for the DeBakey Center for Biomedical Education and Research
Date:
15 November 1978
Description:
In honor of "his untiring pedagogic and investigative efforts," the trustees of Baylor College of Medicine built and established the Michael E. DeBakey Center for Biomedical Education and Research in 1978, recognizing DeBakey's crucial role in the creation and rise to prominence of the medical school. In a 1983 interview, DeBakey noted that the trustees wanted to create a facility "that's a research facility, but it also is a learning facility teaching students." He went on to say that he "had nothing to do with naming it" and that "I'm humbly gratefully about that, but the important thing is that we were able to raise funds for the building." The crane in the photo appears to be holding a miniature pine tree.
Location:
Box: 29
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.
Genre:
Photographic prints
Format:
Still Image
Extent:
1 pages
Legacy ID:
FJBBDG
NLM ID:
101743405X45
Profiles Collection:
The Michael E. DeBakey Papers
Story Section:
New Directions for Cardiac Surgery and for Baylor, 1963-2008