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Richard DeWall

1 hour, 15 minutes, October 28, 1998, The Bakken Library and Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Interview Excerpt:
Audio MP3 File | Excerpt Transcript

David Rhees

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 medical school and its’ heart surgery program at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. His connection with the Kaster-Lillehei heart valve.

Sound Recordings:
User copy: 2 60-minute cassettes
Original: 2 60-minute cassettes

Restrictions on Use: None

Transcript: 23 pages

Accession Number: AV 2001.104.6


Biographical Information

Richard DeWall was born 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 has since retired.

Richard DeWall