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Nina Starr Braunwald Cardiovascular Research Film Collection 1960-1965
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Collection Scope and Content Note

The seventeen titles, arranged roughly in chronological order, were created between 1960 and 1965. They highlight Dr. Nina Starr Braunwald's research and experimentation in heart valve replacement. These films show the variety of techniques she used along with prototypes of several models of artificial valves, ranging from the ceramic artificial valve to the Teflon ball valve prosthesis. The reel titles were transcribed from film cans, and the item level descriptions are based on information found in individual cards containing production and film description information provided by the Medical Arts and Photography Branch at NIH, which filmed the surgeries.

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