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Maker:
Harmison, Lowell T.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 cm x 81.5 cm x 56 cm; 13 25/32 in x 32 3/32 in x 22 1/16 in
Object Name:
heart, artificial, implantable
total artificial heart
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Bethesda
Date made:
ca 1969
Date(s) of previous ownership:
1985-03-28
Description:
A functional mock up of a totally implantable artificial heart. Displayed on a wooden base covered with a sheet of metal with the battery in the middle of the display. Finally there is a monitor encased in a wood box, on a little pedestal. The monitor has a small screen and various knobs and switches. There are two rows of little lights marked Up/ Hold/ Down for monitoring heart rate. The mock-up was developed by Lowell T. Harmison, Ph.D., (1937-2011). He was the Director of the Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health from 1967 to 1974.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Cardiology  Search this
Artificial Organs  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Invention  Search this
Credit Line:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Instiutes of Health
ID Number:
1985.0329.03
Accession number:
1985.0329
Catalog number:
1985.0329.03
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Artificial Hearts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_738852