Additional Resources

Web Resources

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. 1963 Winner Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. The Lasker Foundation.

Texas State History Museum Foundation. Dr. Michael DeBakey 2006 History Making Texan Award Honoree.

[TRICARE]. Interview with Dr. Michael DeBakey. TRICARE Health.

Manuscript Collections

The National Library of Medicine. History of Medicine Division. Finding Aid to the Michael E. DeBakey Archives. 1903-2010.


Weiss, Allen B. Heart to Heart: The Twentieth Century Battle Against Cardiac Disease: An Oral History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Berkowitz, Edward D. and Mark J. Santangelo, The Medical Follow-up Agency, 1946-1996. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 1999.

Whayne, Colonel Tom F., and Michael E. DeBakey. Cold Injury, Ground Type, in World War II. Washington, D.C.: Medical Department, United States Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, 1958.

Elkin, Daniel C., and Michael E. DeBakey (Editors). Vascular Surgery in World War II. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, 1955.

DeBakey, Michael E., and Gilbert W. Beebe. Battle Casualties: Incidence, Mortality, and Logistics Considerations. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Company, 1952.

Kilduffe, Robert A., and Michael E. DeBakey. The Blood Bank and the Technique and Therapeutics of Transfusions. St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Company, 1942.



Ochsner, Alton and Michael E. DeBakey. "Primary Pulmonary Malignancy: Treatment by Total Pneumonectomy; Analysis of 79 Collected Cases and Presentation of 7 Personal Cases." Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics 68 (15 February 1939): 435-451.


DeBakey, Michael E. "Review of the First Meeting of the Surgical Investigative Society of the South, Oct. 6 and 7, 1940, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn." Surgery 9, no. 3 (March 1941): 483-492.

DeBakey, Michael E. "The Management of Chest Wounds (Collective Review)." International Abstract of Surgery (Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics) 74 (March 1942): 203-237.

DeBakey, Michael E. "Military Surgery in World War II." New England Journal of Medicine 236 (6 March 1947): 341-350.

DeBakey, Michael E. and William H. Amspacher. "Acute Arterial Injuries." Surgical Clinics of North America (October 1949): 1513-1522.


DeBakey, Michael E. and Denton A. Cooley. "Successful Resection of Aneurysm of Thoracic Aorta and Replacement by Graft." Journal of the American Medical Association 152 (20 June 1953): 673-676.

Pontius, Robert G., H. LeRoy Brockman, Eric G. Hardy, Denton A. Cooley, and Michael E. Bakey. "The Use of Hypothermia in the Prevention of Paraplegia Following Temporary Aortic Occlusion: Experimental Observations." Surgery 36, no. 1 (July 1954): 33-38.

DeBakey, Michael E. and Denton A. Cooley. "Successful Resection of Aneurysm of Distal Aortic Arch and Replacement by Graft." Journal of the American Medical Association 155 (14 August 1954): 1398-1403.

DeBakey, Michael E., Denton A. Cooley, and Oscar Creech, Jr. "Treatment of Aneurysms and Occlusive Disease of the Aorta by Resection: Analysis of Eighty-Seven Cases." Journal of the American Medical Association 157 (15 January 1955): 203-208.

Crawford, E. Stainley and Michael E. DeBakey. "The By-Pass Operation in the Treatment of Arteriosclerotic Occlusive Disease of the Lower Extremities." Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics 101 (November 1955): 529-535.

Cooley, Denton A., Daniel E. Mahaffey, and Michael E. DeBakey. "Total Excision of the Aortic Arch for Aneurysm." Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics 101 (December 1955): 667-672.

Pontius, Robert G., Robert D. Bloodwell, Denton A. Cooley, and Michael E. DeBakey. "The Use of Hypothermia in the Prevention of Brain Damage Following Temporary Arrest of Cerebral Circulation: Experimental Observations. Surgical Forum 5 (1955): 224-228.

Overton, Robert C. and Michael E. DeBakey. "Experimental Observations on the Influence of Hypothermia and Autonomic Blocking Agents on Hemorrhagic Shock." Annals of Surgery 143, no. 4 (April 1956): 439-447.

Cooley, Denton A. and Michael E. DeBakey. "Resection of Entire Ascending Aorta in Fusiform Aneurysm Using Cardiac Bypass." Journal of the American Medical Association 162 (17 November 1956): 1158-1159.

Cooley, Denton A., Michael E. DeBakey, and Oscar Creech, Jr. "Surgical Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms." American Surgeon 22, no. 11 (November 1956): 1043-1051.

Cooley, Denton A., Benjamin A. Belmonte, Michael E. DeBakey, and Joseph R. Latson. "Temporary Extracorporeal Circulation in the Treatment of Cardiac and Aortic Disease." Annals of Surgery 145 (June 1957): 898-914.

DeBakey, Michael E. and E. Stanley Crawford. "Resection and Homograft Replacement of Innominate and Carotid Arteries with Use of Shunt to Maintain Circulation." Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics 105 (August 1957): 129-135.

DeBakey, Michael E., E. Stanley Crawford, Denton A. Cooley, and George C. Morris, Jr. "Successful Resection of Fusiform Aneurysm of Aortic Arch with Replacement by Homograft." Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics105 (December 1957): 657-664.

Crawford, E. Stanley, DeBakey, Michael E., and Denton A. Cooley. "Clinical Use of Synthetic Arterial Substitutes in Three Hundred Seventeen Patients." AMA Archives of Surgery 76, no. 2 (February 1958): 261-270.

DeBakey, Michael E., Denton A. Cooley, E. Stanley Crawford, and George C. Morris, Jr. "Clinical Application of A New Flexible Knitted Dacron Arterial Substitute." American Surgeon 24, no. 12 (December 1958): 862-869.


Crawford, E. Stanley, Michael E. DeBakey, George C. Morris, Jr., and Edward Garrett. "Evaluation of Late Failures After Reconstructive Operations for Occlusive Lesions of the Aorta and Iliac, Femoral, and Popliteal Arteries." Surgery 47, no. 1 (January 1960): 79-104.

DeBakey, Michael E. and Gilbert W. Beebe. "Medical Follow-Up Studies on Veterans." Journal of the American Medical Association 182 (15 December 1962): 1103-1109.

DeBakey, Michael E. "Chaos Among the Stacks." Medical World News (26 April 1963): 58, 61.

DeBakey, Michael E. "Basic Concepts of Therapy in Arterial Disease. (Lasker Award)" Journal of the American Medical Association 186 (2 November 1963): 484-498.

Hall, C. William, Domingo Liotta, Walter S. Henly, E. Stanley Crawford, and Michael E. DeBakey. "Development of Artificial Intrathoracic Circulatory Pumps." American Journal of Surgery 108, no. 5 (November 1964): 685-692.

DeBakey, Michael E., Domingo Liotta, and C. William Hall. "Prospects for and Implication of the Artificial Heart and Assistive Devices." Journal of Rehabilitation 32 ([March-April 1966]): 106-107.

Ubell, Earl. "Heart Assist Works! (DeBakey's Five Hour Operation)" New York Herald Tribune CXXVI 43481 (22 April 1966): 1, 12-14.

DeBakey, Michael E., Arthur C. Beall, Jr., Denton A. Cooley, E. Stanley Crawford, George C. Morris, Jr. and Edward Garrett. "Resection and Graft Replacement of Aneurysms Involving the Transverse Arch of the Aorta." Surgical Clinics of North America 46, no. 4 (August 1966): 1057-1071.

DeBakey, Michael E. "Science and Humanism." Michigan Quarterly Review 7, no. 2 (April 1968): 85-91.

DeBakey, Michael E. "Current Directions in the Artificial Heart Program." Gazzetta Sanitaria 18, no. 1 (1969): 3-13.


DeBakey, Michael E. "The Artificial Heart: Total Replacement." Transplantation Proceedings 3, no. 4 (December 1971): 1445-1448.

DeBakey, Michael E. "Left Ventricular Bypass Pump for Cardiac Assistance." The American Journal of Cardiology 27 (1971): 3-11.

Garrett, H. Edward, Edward W. Dennis, and Michael E. DeBakey. "Aortocoronary Bypass With Saphenous Vein Graft. Seven-Year Follow-Up." Journal of the American Medical Association 223 (12 February 1973): 792-794.

DeBakey, Michael E. "Successful Carotid Endarterectomy for Cerebrovascular Insufficiency: Nineteen-Year Follow-Up." Journal of the American Medical Association. 233 (8 September 1975): 1083-1085.

DeBakey, Michael E. and Gerald M. Lawrie. "Aortocoronary Artery Bypass: Assessment After 13 Years." Journal of the American Medical Association. 239 (27 February 1978): 837-839.

DeBakey, Michael. "Patterns of Atherosclerosis and Rates of Progression." Atherosclerosis Reviews 3 (1978): 1-56.

Ingelfinger, Franz J. "Salute to the Professionals: Dr. Lois DeBakey. Journal of Technical Writing and Communications. 8, no. 2 (1978): 149-151.

DeBakey, Michael E. "The Development of Vascular Surgery." American Journal of Surgery 137 (June 1979): 697-738.


DeBakey, Michael E., Charles H. McCollum, E. Stanley Crawford, George C. Morris, Jr., James J. Howell, George P. Noon, and Gerald Lawrie. "Dissection and Dissecting Aneurysms of the Aorta: Twenty-Year Follow-Up of Five Hundred Twenty-Seven Patients Treated Surgically." Surgery 92, no. 6 (December 1982): 1118-1134.

Young, J. B., Leon, C. A., Short, H. D., Noon, G. P., Lawrence, E. C., Whisennand, H. H., Pratt, C. M., Goodman, D. A., Weilbaecher, D., Quinones, M. A. et. al. "Evolution of Hemodynamics After Orthotopic Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation: Early Restrictive Patterns Persisting in Occult Fashion." Journal of Heart Transplantation 6, no. 1 (January-February 1987): 34-43.

DeBakey, Lois and Selma DeBakey. "Our Silent Enemy: Ashes in Our Library." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 77, no. 3 (July 1989): 258-268.


Takatani, Setsuo, Motomi Shiono, Tatsuya Sasaki, Julie Glueck, George P. Noon, Yukihiko Nose, and Michael E. DeBakey. "Development of a Totally Implantable Electromechanical Heart: Baylor TAH." Artificial Organs 16, no. 4 (1992): 398-406.

Shiono, Motomi, George P. Noon, Kenneth R. Hess, Setsuo Takatani, Tatsuya Sasaki, Yukihiko Orime, James B. Young, Yukihiko Nose, and Michael E. DeBakey. "Anatomic Constraints for a Total Artificial Heart in Orthotopic Heart Transplant Recipients." Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 13, no. 2 ([March-April 1994]): 250-262.

DeBakey, Michael E. "A Minature Implantable Axial Flow Ventricular Assist Device." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 68 (1999): 637-640.


Meyers, James. "Pioneer Heart Surgeon Still Operating at 91." National Enquirer (25 July 2000): 10.

Waddell, Deborah. "Donna Benfiglio Makes Medical History." South Belt Ellington Leader. 25, no. 34 (28 September 2000): 10

DeBakey, Lois. "Time to End DeBakey Myth." Houston Chronicle ([2004 December 26]).

DeBakey, Michael E. "The Role of Government in Health Care: A Societal Issue." American Journal of Surgery 191 (2006): 145-157.