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Open Heart: Intracardiac Surgery at the University of Minnesota

F. John Lewis speaking to a medical resident at the University of Minnesota Medical Center

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Title

F. John Lewis speaking to a medical resident at the University of Minnesota Medical Center

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

F. John Lewis (1916-1993) was an Instructor (1950), Assistant Professor (1951), Clinical Associate Professor (1952-1953), and Associate Professor of surgery (1954-1956) at the University of Minnesota. He went on to become the first full-time member of the surgical faculty at Northwestern University in 1956, retiring in 1976.

While at the University of Minnesota, Lewis performed the first open heart surgery under direct vision in a dry operative field on September 2, 1952.

Creator

University of Minnesota

Source

"Lew," Photograph Collection, University of Minnesota Archives

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

circa 1950s

Rights

Use of this image is governed by U.S. and international copyright laws. Image is property of the University of Minnesota. Please contact the University of Minnesota Archives for permission to publish this image. http://special.lib.umn.edu/uarch

Format

Print Photograph

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0269

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

Original Format

Print Photograph

Citation

University of Minnesota, “F. John Lewis speaking to a medical resident at the University of Minnesota Medical Center,” Gallery, accessed November 15, 2018, http://gallery.lib.umn.edu/items/show/1905.

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