Additional Resources

Web Resources

Ranier, W. Gerald. "Pioneer Interviews: Dr. Henry Swan." CTSNet.

Manuscript Collections

The National Library of Medicine. History of Medicine Division. Finding Aid to the Henry Swan II Papers, 1935-1996.


Swan, Henry. "Hypothermia." In Surgery of the Chest. Edited by John H. Gibbon. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1962.

Swan, Henry. "Neuroendocrine Aspects of Hibernation." In Survival in the Cold: Hibernation and Other Adaptations: Proceedings of the International Symposium for Survival in the Cold, Held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, July 2-5, 1980. Edited by X. J. Musacchia and L. Jansy. New York: Elsevier/North Holland, 1981.

Shumaker, H. B. Evolution of Cardiac Surgery. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992



Ladd, William E. and Henry Swan. "Subdiaphragmatic Abscess in Children." New England Journal of Medicine 229, no. 1 (1 July 1943): 1-5.

Ladd, William E. and Henry Swan. "Mortality in Acute Staphylococcal Empyema in Infants and Children: A Study of Thirty-Three Surgically Treated Patients." Journal of Pediatrics 23, no. 3 (September 1943): 297-302.

Swan, Henry. "Mitral Stenosis: An Experiment Study of Pulmonary-Azygos Venous Anastomosis." American Heart Journal 38 (1949): 367-375.


Swan, Henry, James H. Forsee, and Edwin M. Goyette. "Foreign Bodies in the Heart: Indications for and Technic of Removal with Temporary Interruption of Cardiac Blood Flow." Annals of Surgery 135, no. 3 (March 1952): 314-323.

Swan, Henry, Irvin Zeavin, Joseph H. Holmes, and Vernon Montgomery. Annals of Surgery 138, no. 3 (September 1953): 360-376.

Zeavin, Irvin, Robert W. Virtue, and Henry Swan. "Cessation of Circulation in General Hypothermia. II. Anesthetic Management." Anesthesiology 15, no. 2 (March 1954): 113-121.

Swan, Henry and Irvin Zeavin. Cessation of Circulation in General Hypothermia. III. Technics of Intracardiac Surgery Under Direct Vision." Anesthesiology 139, no. 4 (April 1954): 385-396.

Swan, Henry, Robert W. Virtue, D. S. Gilbert Blount, Jr., and Lorence T. Kurcher, Jr. "Hypothermia in Surgery: Analysis of 100 Clinical Cases." Annals of Surgery 142, no. 3 (September 1955): 385-400.

Swan, Henry and Allan B. Kortz. "Direct Vision Trans-Aortic Approach to the Aortic Valve During Hypothermia. Experimental Observations and Report of Successful Clinical Case." Annals of Surgery 144, no. 2 (August 1956): 205-214.

Wilson, John N., Strother B. Marshall, Virginia Beresford, Venton Montgomery, Dalton Jenkins, and Henry Swan. "Experimental Hemorrhage: The Deleterious Effect of Hypothermia on Survival and a Comparative Evaluation of Plasma Volume Changes." Annals of Surgery 144, no. 4 (October 1956): 696-714.

Blair, Emil, R. R. Austin, S. Gilbert Blount, Jr., and Henry Swan. "A Study of the Cardiovascular Changes during Cooling and Rewarming in Human Subjects Undergoing Total Circulatory Occlusion." Journal of Thoracic Surgery 33 (1957): 707-718.

Blount, Jr., S. Gilbert, Jack Van Elk, Oscar J. Balchum, and Henry Swan. "Valvular Pulmonary Stenosis with Intact Ventricular Septum. Clinical and Physiologic Response to Open Valvuloplasty." Circulation 15, no. 6 (June 1957): 814-826.

Ferguson, A. Thomas, John N. Wilson, Dalton Jenkins, and Henry Swan. "The Effect of Hypothermia on Hemorrhagic Shock." Annals of Surgery 147, no. 3 (March 1958): 281-288.

Swan, Henry. "Present Status of Hypothermia and Extracorporeal for Cardiac Surgery." Advances in Cardiology 2 (1959): 54-60.

Blount, Jr., S. Gilbert, Philip S. Vigoda, and Henry Swan. "Isolated Infundibular Stenosis." American Heart Journal 57, no. 5 (May 1959): 684-700.

Swan, Henry, Jean Blavier, Thomas Marchioro, Dalton Jenkins, and Vernon Montgomery. "Experimental Hemorrhage: Prediction of Mortality Following Acute Measured Hemorrhage in the Dog." Archives of Surgery 79, no. 2 (August 1959): 176-184.


Swan, Henry and Bruce Paton. "The Combined Use of Hypothermia and Extracorporeal Circulation in Cardiac Surgery." Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1 (1960): 169-175.

Paton, Bruce C., Vernon Montgomery, and Henry Swan. "Methods for the Control of Extracorporeal Circulation: The Use of Continuous Monitoring Devices." Archives of Surgery 82, no. 3 (March 1961): 405-416.

Swan, Henry, Dalton Jenkins, and Kerwin Knox. "Metabolic Torpor in Protoperus aethiopicus: An Anti-Metabolic Agent from the Brain." American Naturalist 103 (1969): 247-258.


Swan, Henry and A. Wendell Nelson. "Blood Volume 1: Critique: Spun vs. Isotope Hematocrit; 125RIHSA vs. 51CrRBC." Annals of Surgery 173, no. 4 (April 1971): 481-495.

Nelson, A. Wendell and Henry Swan. "Blood Volume 2: Precise Long-Term Measurements Using Chromium-Tagged Erythrocytes." Annals of Surgery 173, no. 4 (April 1971): 496-503.

Swan, Henry. "Hypothermia: A Lady with A Past and Some Promise for the Future." Surgery 73 (1973): 736-758.

Swan, Henry. "Reminiscences of Arterial Homografting, Hypothermia, and Other Surgical Endeavors." Review of Surgery 30 (1973): 381-391.

Swan, Henry and Christopher Schäatte. "Antimetabolic Extract from the Brain of the Hibernating Ground Squirrel Citellus tridecemlineatus." Science 195, no. 4273 (7 January 1977): 84-85.


Swan, Henry. "The Importance of Acid-Base Management for Cardiac and Cerebral Preservation During Open Heart Operation." Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics 158 (1984): 391-414.