Michael DeBakey at home sewing a Dacron artificial artery


Title:
Michael DeBakey at home sewing a Dacron artificial artery
Description:
This photo was probably taken for an article in the Baylor Line, March-April 1955, titled "A Stitch in Time." One of DeBakey's most important surgical innovations was the Dacron vascular graft, which he developed in the early 1950s. The synthetic fabric grafts replaced sections of blood vessels damaged by aneurysms, especially in the aorta. The graft to DeBakey's left would be used in the lower abdominal aorta, where it divides to form the femoral arteries (a common site of aneurysm formation.)
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
[1955]
Creator:
Baylor College of Medicine
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.
Profiles in Science ID:
FJBBBL
NLM ID:
101743405X9
Genre:
Photographic prints
Format:
Still Image
Location:
Box: 27