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Maker:
Clarence Dennis  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plexiglass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 95 cm x 99 cm x 61.6 cm; 37 13/32 in x 38 31/32 in x 24 1/4 in
Object Name:
heart-lung machine
Place made:
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Date made:
1951
Description:
Several types of heart-lung machines and oxygenators were developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Smithsonian’s collection includes roller pumps, membrane, and bubble oxygenators. This rotating screen oxygenator was developed by Clarence Dennis (1909-2003) and colleagues in 1947. Blood entered the oxygenator through a low speed jet in the center of the revolving screen disc and a film of blood is laid on the disc by centrifugation and gravity. The rotating screen oxygenator was efficient and relatively easy to clean.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Artificial Organs  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Related Publication:
Shummacker, Harris B., Jr.. The Evolution of Cardiac Surgery
Credit Line:
Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
ID Number:
2002.0151.02
Accession number:
2002.0151
Catalog number:
2002.0151.02
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1213039