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Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Richard DeWall

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richard DeWall was born and attended school and college in Minnesota. He developed the bubble oxygenator, a temperature controlled oxygenator, and a capillary type oxygenator. He helped found a medical school and heart surgery program at an Ohio university. He was retired at the time of the interview. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life; why he chose medicine as a profession; education; choice of school; history of oxygenators; how he developed the bubble oxygenator, the capillary oxygenator, and Temptrol, a temperature controlled oxygenator; description of other oxygenators: filming oxygenator, screening oxygenator, and disk oxygenator; his relationship with Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, Dr. Richard Lillehei, Vince Gott, and Richard Varco; his association with the medical school and heart surgery program at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; his connection with the Kaster-Lillehei heart valve.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:13:22 running time
Creation Interviewer: Rhees, David
Narrator: DeWall, Richard
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/28/1998
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 87
Accession Number AV2001.104.6
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