Pioneering Research in Surgical Shock and Cardiovascular Surgery: Vivien Thomas and His Work with Alfred Blalock : an Autobiography

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Subject Index
Addison's disease, experimental, 37
Adrenal, transplantation of, 36-37, 205; transplantation of to neck, 35-37, 172, 205
Adrenalectomy, and cardiac ouput, 29
Anesthesia: apparatus for, 82, 83, 174, 175; experimental, with Nembutal, 27; in laboratory, 14-15; positive pressure, apparatus for, 81, 83, 174, 175
Antibiotics, in the laboratory, 171
Antivivisection, 152-53
Aorta: coarctation of, 70-73; occlusion of, instrument for, 74
Aorto-coronary graft, 148
Apparatus for artificial ventilation, 81, 83, 174, 175
Arterial implants, in myocardium, 196-98
Artery: pulmonary, instrument for occlusion of, 96; pulmonary embolectomy, 30; pulmonary hypertension, 36; renal hypertension of, 38
Banks, closure of, in Depression, 43
Blood flow: in renal hypertension, 30; reversal of, 73
Blood pressure, measurement of, 20
Blood vessels, suture materials for, 36
Blue Baby: description of problem, 80-81; early days of operation, 96-104; experimental studies for operation, 42, 84-90; first clinical test of procedure, 91-94; first operation, 91-95; genesis of operation for, 36, 39; inception of project, 80, 81, 82; 1000th operation, 153-54; research, 84-90
Blue Baby operations, V. Thomas's function in, 91-104
Brain, utilization of O 2 by, 75-77
Cardiac arrest, 156-60; and resuscitation, 200-205
Cardiac catheterization, 105-6
Cardiac clinical investigation laboratory, 104-8
Cardiac massage: external, 199-205; open-chest, 156-58, 199-204
Cardiac output, 31, 32; and adrenalectomy, 29
Cardiac surgery: aorto-coronary graft, 148; defibrillation, 156-60; electronic pressure recording, 174; interventricular septal defect, 161-65; mitral insufficiency, 146-47; open, 194-95; open- heart, 194-95; production of pulmonic stenosis, 165-67; pulmonic insufficiency, 165-67; team for, 109-10; ventricular fibrillation, 156-60; Vineberg operation, 196
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 204
Cardiovascular surgery, instruments for, 74, 96-97, 124
Cardiovascular sutures, 36, 91
Catheterization, cardiac, 105-6
Chylothorax, experimental, 33
Circulation, reversal of, 59, 148-51
Classes in dog surgery, teaching of, 191-93
Club, Old Hands, xix; and portrait of V. Thomas, 219
Coarctation of aorta, 70-73; surgical treatment of, 70-74
Colorimeter, Benedict-Roth, 20
Columbia University, possible move to, 113
Coronary insufficiency, relief of, 196
Crush syndrome, 66; shock in, 66-68
Cyanosis, production of, 86-88
Defect, interventricular, experimental, 161-65
Defibrillation: cardiac, 200-205; first clinical case of, 200; of heart, 156-60; of heart in closed chest, 199-204; of heart in open chest, 156-59
Degree, honorary, for V. Thomas, 225-30
Depression, bank closures in, 43

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Prologue xv
  • Part One - The Vanderbilt Years 1
  • 2 9
  • 3 20
  • 4 29
  • 5 41
  • Part Two - The Hopkins Years 51
  • 6 53
  • 7 70
  • 8 80
  • 9 91
  • 10 105
  • 11 114
  • 12 130
  • 13 146
  • 14 156
  • 15 174
  • 16 184
  • 17 194
  • 18 207
  • Part Three - Recognition 217
  • 19 219
  • 20 225
  • References 233
  • Name Index 239
  • Subject Index 243
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