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Finding Aid to the Clarence Dennis Papers, 1927-2003

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Michele Tourney, Erica Haakensen
Processing Completed July 2008
Encoded by Erica Haakensen


Summary Information
Title: Clarence Dennis Papers
Creator: Dennis, Clarence
Dates: 1927-2003
Extent: 46 linear feet (42 boxes)
Abstract:
Dr. Clarence Dennis (1909-2003) was a pioneering heart surgeon and developer of a heart-lung bypass machine. Laboratory notes, correspondence, publications, and professional papers chronicle his surgical and research career at the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York, and the National Heart and Lung Institute.

Call number: MS C 574
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Collection is restricted. Portions of the collection are restricted according to HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access. For access to the policy and application form, please visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/phi.pdf. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Preferred Citation:

Dennis, Clarence. Clarence Dennis Papers. 1927-2003. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 574.

Provenance:

Gift of Dr. Clarence Dennis, 2003. Accession #2003-047.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Clarence Dennis Papers, 1927-2003

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Michele Tourney, Erica Haakensen
Processing Completed July 2008
Encoded by Erica Haakensen

Descriptive Summary

Dennis, ClarenceClarence Dennis Papers Dates: 1927-200346 linear feet (42 boxes)MS C 574 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Dr. Clarence Dennis (1909-2003) was a pioneering heart surgeon and developer of a heart-lung bypass machine. Laboratory notes, correspondence, publications, and professional papers chronicle his surgical and research career at the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York, and the National Heart and Lung Institute.Provenance:

Gift of Dr. Clarence Dennis, 2003. Accession #2003-047.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is restricted. Portions of the collection are restricted according to HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access. For access to the policy and application form, please visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/phi.pdf. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

Donor's copyrights were transferred to the public domain. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

Dennis, Clarence. Clarence Dennis Papers. 1927-2003. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 574.

Biographical Note

Dr. Clarence Dennis, pioneering heart surgeon and developer of a heart-lung bypass machine, was born to Dr. Warren and Clara Dennis of St. Paul, Minnesota on June 16, 1909. After graduating from St. Paul's Central High School in 1927, Dennis attended Harvard College and earned his bachelor's degree in 1931. Dennis then pursued his medical degree at Johns Hopkins Medical School from 1931 to 1935 before returning to his home state for his surgical residency with Owen Wangensteen at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Wangensteen required residents to earn additional degres, thus Dennis earned his master of science degree in 1938 and his Ph.D. two years later.

A health condition prevented Dennis from serving in the military during World War II, so he remained at the University of Minnesota in a variety of instructional and professorial positions in the Department of Surgery. Under the tutelage of the chairman, Dr. Owen H. Wangensteen, Dennis developed an interest in cardiac surgery, particularly the idea of a mechanism to bypass some cardio-pulmonary functions. In 1946 Dennis visited Dr. John H. Gibbon at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia; Gibbon had been working on a pump-oxygenator since 1934. The two surgeons traded ideas over the next few years as Dennis began working on similar technology with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, Dennis received continual NIH funding from July 1947 until his departure from academic medicine in 1972.

Over the next few years Dennis constructed various apparatuses to provide a suitable substitute for the heart and lungs. Inspired by the success of artificial kidneys, he developed a similar machine; however, it failed to provide enough oxygenation of the blood during bypass. By 1951, Dennis and his staff had developed a pump-oxygenator which led to successful operations on nearly two dozen dogs; this success gave Dennis the confidence to try his machine on a human subject.

On April 5, 1951 Dennis, Dr. Richard Varco, and the University of Minnesota Hospital surgical staff performed the world's first open-heart surgery. The machine performed satisfactorily, but the young patient's heart defect proved to be much more severe than originally diagnosed, resulting in her death. Undaunted, Dennis and the staff tried again a few weeks later, but a technician's error led to the patient's death. However, Dennis's machine achieved its purpose, and work continued on the apparatus even after Dennis moved from Minnesota to assume the chair of the newly-created Department of Surgery at Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York (SUNY).

Spurred on by Dennis's work, Gibbon continued to pursue his own mechanism and performed the world's first successful open-heart surgery in 1953. Dennis's first successful surgery occurred two years later on June 30, 1955. He continued working to perfect his pump-oxygenator at SUNY for another fifteen years, even as the use of the device fell out of favor with heart surgeons as other apparatuses emerged.

In 1972 Dennis took over as Director of the Artificial Heart Program at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) at NIH. His main task was to study the feasibility of long-term usage of the artificial heart, resulting in a position paper for NIH. He argued in his paper that a lack of adequate staff numbers and expertise, coupled with advances in heart transplantation, would severely hamper the successful implementation of an artificial heart program. Ultimately Dennis concluded that the program was failing to utilize his expertise, so after three years Dennis left NIH for another position in the SUNY system, this time at Stony Brook.

For the next fourteen years Dennis worked at both Stony Brook and the Veterans Administration hospital at Northport. Returning to his medical roots, he conducted studies at the VA hospital on wounds and vagotomies while teaching surgical techniques at SUNY. After a long career as an educator and surgeon, Dennis retired in 1989 to his home state of Minnesota.

The retirement was short-lived, however, as he took a position as Director of the Cancer Detection Center at the University of Minnesota in 1991. There he led the program's efforts to encourage early cancer detection through regular testing and check-ups. Budgetary issues caused the termination of the program in 1996, and Dennis retired for the second and final time.

In addition to his career as a surgeon and educator, Dennis also served as an advocate for medical research, particularly during the anti-vivisection movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Because of his ground-breaking canine and human open heart surgeries Dennis was considered an expert on the necessity of animal testing for medical advancement. As president of the National Society for Medical Research (NSMR), he authored several articles and testified before Congress on the necessity of animal testing in ensuring the success of medical procedures on humans. In addition to the NSMR, Dennis was active in the American College of Surgeons, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments, and the International Surgical Group.

In his spare time, Dennis was an inventor of non-medical devices as well, including a bread slicer and a draining board. The doctor and teacher passed away at his home in Minnesota on July 11, 2005, at the age of 96.

Brief Chronology

1936-1937 Fellow in Surgery, University of Minneapolis Hospitals
1938-1940 PhD student, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1938-1939 Fellow, then Instructor, Department of Physiology
1939-1940 Fellow in Surgery, University of Minneapolis Hospitals
1947-1951 Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
1947-1951 Attending Surgeon and Administrative Head of Surgery, Minneapolis General Hospital
1951-1952 Professor, Department of Surgery, Downstate Medical Center, SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, New York
1951-1959 Director of Surgery and Surgical Specialities, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn
1951 Performed two open-heart surgeries using his pump oxygenator (both operations unsuccessful)
1952-1972 Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Downstate Medical Center
1955 Performed the world's second successful open-heart surgery
1956-1959 Director of Surgery, St. Johns Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn
1959-1972 Surgeon-in-Chief, Kings County Hospital
1972-1974 Director, Division of Technological Applications, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI); Special Assistant for Technology, Office of the Director, NHLI
1974-1988 Professor of Surgery, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York
1975-1989 Staff Surgeon, VA Medical Center, Northport, New York
1975-1988 Associates Chief of Staff for Research and Development, VA Medical Center
1991-1996 Director, Cancer Detection Center, University of Minnesota
2005Died in St. Paul at age of 96 (July 11)



Laboratory notes, correspondence, publications, and professional papers (46 linear feet; 1927-2003) chronicle the surgical and research career of Dr. Clarence Dennis. The papers span from his early education at Harvard College until his final years in Minnesota. The bulk of the collection documents Dennis's development of a pump-oxygenator, his research at the Veterans Administration, and his advocacy for the necessity of animal testing for medical advancement. The collection contains little in the way of personal materials.

Three series represent Dennis's work on open-heart surgery and the pump-oxygenator: Series 4: Heart-Lung Research, Series 5: University of Minnesota, and Series 6: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Series 4 consists of Dennis's schematics for his pump-oxygenator and his laboratory notebooks chronicling his clinical trials for the apparatus. Included in Volume VI, 1951 is a detailed description of Dennis's first (ultimately unsuccessful) open-heart surgery on a human patient. The other two series contain materials which illustrate Dennis's administrative and educational duties; Series 8: State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook / Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) also contains materials of this type. Additionally, Series 8 documents Dennis's studies into how wounds heal after such procedures as vagotomies.

Dennis's work as an administrator is further represented by Series 7: National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) and Series 9: Cancer Detection Center (CDC), University of Minnesota. The majority of Series 7 concerns Dennis's position paper on the status of the NHLI's Artificial Heart Program and the Institute's work with the Atomic Energy Commission to provide an energy source for the artificial heart. Series 9 focuses mainly on Dennis's attempts to expand cancer detection practices at the university, but it also highlights his abilities as a facilitator.

Both Series 11: Writings and Lectures and Series 12: Professional Activities illustrate Dennis's professional development. Series 11 contains drafts, manuscripts, illustrations, and final prints for the dozens of articles written by Dennis throughout his career; the series also includes notes and drafts for lectures and talks given by him on various occasions. Several different national and international medical organizations are represented in Series 12, but the bulk of the series documents the activities of the National Society for Medical Research and its successors.

Personal material constitutes a small portion of the collection. Series 1: Personal and Biographical includes biographical articles and sketches as well as information on his early education; Series 3: Patents reflects Dennis's interest in inventing non-medical devices along with various medical apparatuses. Both Series 2: Correspondence and Series 13: Photographs contain a mixture of personal and professional materials.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Animal Experimentation
    • Cardiology
    • Colitis, Ulcerative
    • Heart, Artificial
    • Oxygenators
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Vagotomy
    Corporate Names

    • State University of New York. Downstate Medical Center
    • National Heart and Lung Institute
    • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    • University of Minnesota
    • Veterans Administration Medical Center (Northport, N.Y.)

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: Personal and Biographical, 1927-1999
    Series 1 provides details regarding the personal life of Clarence Dennis through biographical sketches, curriculum vitae, medical licenses, and other items that are arranged alphabetically by folder title. There are also two subseries: Articles about Dennis and Education. Materials in the first subseries include career-spanning profiles, discussions of medical research, and book chapters; folders in this subseries are arranged chronologically by date. The second subseries consists of a yearbook, notebooks, diaries, and reunion materials relating to Dennis's early education. The folder "The relation of blood sugar to lactic acid in the normal animal" contains an untitled 75-page manuscript, outline, and notes written during his time at Harvard College. Education materials are grouped together by academic institution and arranged chronologically by date.

    11 [Biographical sketch], [1973-1974]12-3 Curriculum vitae, 1972-[ca. 1995]14 Herter's Inc. [hunting and fishing supplies], 1959-197015 [Hunting and fishing licenses], 1962-197416 Medical license, U.S. Treasury Dept. Bureau of Narcotics, 1938-194417 [Medical licenses, District of Columbia], 1971-198118 [Medical licenses, Minnesota], 1936, 1951-199919 [Medical licenses, New York], 1951-1990110 Mileage ration, 1940-1945111 Phoenicia Fish and Game Association membership pins, 1968-1975251 Records for customs, 1960-1961 Articles About Dennis, 1972-1999112Vjesnik u Srijedu, 1972 Jul 26113Modern Medicine, vol. 41, no. 2, 1972-1973114Hospital tribune, vol. 7, no. 34, 1973 Oct 8115Who's Who entry, 1974-1990116 Leonard Wilson, [Illustrations from Medical Revolution] [photocopies], 1990117 Sawyer, Philip N. [Detective story: a biomedical odyssey], 1996-1998118 Cover art, Archives of Surgery, vol. 132, no. 7, 1997 Jul119 Miller, Wayne [chapter in King of Hearts, "Rivers of Blood"], 1997-1998120Science & Health, vol. 1, 1999 Education, 1927-1995 Central High School, 1927, 1995121The Cehisean - a book of memories - St. Paul, Minn[esota], 1927122 Class of '30, Central H.S. reunion, 1995 Harvard College, 1927-1976123 Math. C.II, 1927-1928124 Chemistry 8, 1929125 Mathematics 2, 1929126 "The relation of blood sugar to lactic acid in the normal animal" [thesis?], 1929127 Mathematics 21, 1930271 [Diploma], 1931 Jun 28128 Harvard 1931 class directory, 1976 Johns Hopkins University, 1932-1985129 Neurology, 1932130 Neurology, summer session, 1932131 Year book [diary], 1933132 Diary, 1934133 Notebook, 1934134 Notes on Dr. Firor's courses, 1934272 [Diploma, Doctor of Medicine], 1935 Jun 11135 [Class of 1935 - 40th reunion], 1974-1975136 Class of 1935 - 50th reunion dinner [photographs], 1985 Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-2000
    This small series contains a mixture of personal and professional correspondence that covers a variety of topics. There are two subseries: General Correspondence and Individuals. The contents of the General Correspondence folders are arranged chronologically by date. The Individuals subseries, arranged alphabetically by last name, bring together folders of letters from such correspondents as Owen H. Wangensteen and Mary Dennis, Clarence Dennis's second wife. Further correspondence specifically documenting Dennis's work at particular institutions is located in Series 6-9.

    General Correspondence, 1934-20001371934-19391381951-1960 Feb139 [phonograph disc], 1960 Mar-19621401963-1969 Apr141 [slides], 1969 Jun-1972211973-1974 Sep221974 Oct-Dec231975-1985241986-198925 [photographs], 1990-2000 Individuals, 1956-199826 Davis, A[da] R. [photograph], 198927 [de Almedia, Antonio Castro], 1989-199328 Dennis, Geo[rge re: insurance], 1956-197429 [Dennis (nee Steinhilper), Mary], 1975-1976210 Howard, John M., 1998211 Nelson, Russell M., 1998212 Oliver, Robert I. [photograph], 1998213 Shumway, Norman E., 1998214-15 Wangensteen, Owen H., 1956-1968 Series 3: Patents, 1964-2001
    Materials in this series pertain to the various medical and culinary devices invented by Dennis, particularly a food slicer developed in the 1990s. Series 3 is comprised of copies of patents, patent applications, correspondence, brochures, instructions, illustrations, and invoices. Folders are arranged chronologically by date.

    216 [Patent #3,303,841 - Process and Apparatus for Pressurizing Lower Extremities of Patient during Ventricular Diastole], 1964-1967217 Atrial septotome [photographs], 1968-1969218 Edward Weck & Company [surgical apparatus prototypes], 1971-1972219 Wound splint closure, 1972-1974220 [Argyle-Dennis Gastrointestinal Sump Tube], 1984-1985221 [Poultry drain board], 1984-2000 Food product slicer, 1993-2001222-23 [Patent #5,383,384], 1993-1995224 Base patents, [ca. 1995]225 [Patent #5,566,602] patent challenge, 1995226 [Patent #5,566,602], 1995-1996227 [Production and instructions], 1997-2000228-29 [Patent #5,881,621], 1997-2001 Series 4: Heart-Lung Bypass Research, 1947-1966
    This series chronicles Dennis's early clinical trials during the development of a pump-oxygenator with Dr. Jackson Stuckey and Dr. Karl Karlson. These contain dog and human trials that were conducted at the University of Minnesota and continued at the State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center. The series consists of protocol books and dog records documenting the raw experiment data and conclusions gathered as well as oversized schematics for the Dennis-Stuckey-Karlson pump mechanism. All of these materials are grouped by type and arranged chronologically.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

    Protocol books, 1947-1966230 [Index], 1947-19662311947 Aug 27-1949 Oct 272321949 Sep 19-Oct 26233 [Volume II], 1949 Oct 31-1950 Mar 30234 [Volume III], 1950 Apr 3-Jun 14311950 Apr 8-1954 Oct 132 [Volume IV], 1950 Jul 5-Sep 2733 [Volume V], 1950 Sep 28-1951 Mar 934-5 [Volume VI], 1951 Mar 13-Aug 236 [Volume VII], 1951 Nov 21-1952 Aug 2637[1952 Aug 26-1953 Feb 4]38 [Volume IX], 1953 Feb 24-Oct 22255-101953 Sep 9-1954 Jun 172511-13[1954 Jul 14-1956 Dec 27]302-3 [Name redacted], 1955 Apr 28-1956 Jul 1Access Restrictions:

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    39 [Volume I], 1956 Jul 7-1957 Mar 21304 [Volume II], 1957 Mar 22-Nov 20Access Restrictions:

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    305 [Name redacted], 1957 Nov 25-1959 Apr 10Access Restrictions:

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    306-7 [Name redacted], 1959 Apr 14-Dec 30Access Restrictions:

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    3101960 Jan 4-Dec 303111961 Jan 3-1962 Dec 213121961 Dec 6-1962 Feb 5313 Surgical research lab, Dr. Stuckey, 1963 Jan 2-1965 May 11308 [Name redacted], 1965 May-1966 MayAccess Restrictions:

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    Dog records, 1951-19533141951 Oct 23-1952 Sep 103151952 Oct 3-1953 Jun 5411952 Nov293 [Schematics for Dennis-Stuckey-Karlson pump mechanism], 1952 Series 5: University of Minnesota, [ca. 1935]-1956
    Information about Dennis's graduate education and early administrative and research work can be found in this series. Notable items include his masters and doctoral theses and a diary spanning from 1941-1956 in which he recorded impressions of various conferences, trips, personal activities, and colleagues. There are three subseries: Education, Administrative Files, and Medical Studies. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by folder date.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

    Education, [ca. 1935]-194042 [Amputations], [ca. 1935]43 [School records], 1936-194044 Studies on intestinal absorption and secretion [master's degree thesis], 1938 May276 [Masters diploma], 1938 Jun 1345 Summary of thesis, 1940 May46 The relation of the physiological behavior of the human appendix to the problem of appendicitis [PhD thesis], 1940 May47 [PhD diploma], 1940 Jun 15 Administrative Files, 1938-195648 [Notice of appointment - academic personnel], 1938-195149 [Selective service qualification], 1941-1943410 Record [Diary], 1941-1956309 Diary, 1950Access Restrictions:

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    Medical Studies, 1936-19513010 Notebook [photographs], 1936 May 15-1937 Aug 30Access Restrictions:

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    3011 Notebook, 1937 Aug 31-1942 Jan 4Access Restrictions:

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    3012 [Fluid levels], 1940-1942Access Restrictions:

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    3013 Ruptured appendix M[inneapolis] G[eneral] H[ospital], 1946-1948Access Restrictions:

    [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]

    3014 C[hronic] U[lcerative] C[olitis] follow-ups, 1946-1951Access Restrictions:

    [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]

    411 Vagotomy study sheets [1 of 2], [1947]-19503015 Vagotomy study sheets [2 of 2] [photographs, negatives], [1947]-1950Access Restrictions:

    [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]

    3016 Site of perforated appendix, [ca. 1948]Access Restrictions:

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    3017 Wire suture closure work sheets, 1948-1951Access Restrictions:

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    3018 Appendicitis appointments, 1950Access Restrictions:

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    3019 Replies from ruptured appendix patients, 1950-1951Access Restrictions:

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    Series 6: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, 1951-1977
    Dennis's career as chairman of the Downstate Medical Center's new Department of Surgery is documented in this series, which includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, diaries, daily appointment books, research notes, and other material. The series is divided into four subseries: Administrative Files, Diaries and Schedules, Medical Studies, and Sabbatical. The Diaries subseries provide documentation of Dennis's personal life and reflections. Materials in the fourth subseries cover the sabbatical year Dennis spent in Stockholm, Sweden. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by folder date.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

    Administrative Files, 1951-1977412 Data sheet in evaluation of vagotomy for chronic ulc[erative] colitis, undated413 [Heart-lung machine press release], 1951414 Hospital affiliations, 1951-1967415 Adelphi hospital, 1956-1960416 [Arrangements for talks and lectures], 1962-1971417 Visit of Wisconsin Surgical [Club], 1964-1965418 Directions for changing ileostomy bags, [ca. 1965]419 Professional ethics, 1965420 Army pulsatile blood pump (Diamond Labs), 1965-1968421 Nurses' commencement [photographs], 1965-1971422 Congressional open house, 1966423 Coronary contract with NIH, 1966424 Wangensteen honors program - Minneapolis, Minn[esota], 1967 May 4-6402 Dr. Thomas M. Parker [photograph], 1967-1968Access Restrictions:

    [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]

    425 [10th Annual Adolf Gundersen Visiting Professorship,] Marquette School of Med[icine], Milwaukee, Wis[consin] [photograph], 1968 May 13-15426 Mr. Thomas Fenlon (attorney) [Medical Practice Group of the Department of Surgery], 1969-1971427 Distinguished professorship (Dr. Dennis), 1970-1971428 Progress report, pump-oxygenator-methods, 1971429 [Resignation], 1971-1972430 Surgical research in the V[eterans] A[dministration], 1971-1972431 [Veterans Administration Central Office] (VACO) offer, 1971-1973432 Legal summons, 1971-1977433 [Certificate of appreciation,] Kings County Hospital Center, NYC, 1972434 [Professor Emeritus notification], 1973435 DMC - Kings County Hospital Center [professional staff meeting], 1974 Diaries and Schedules, 1955-1972436 Note books, 1955-19583021 [Daily schedule books], 1957-1959Access Restrictions:

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    437-39 [Daily schedule books], 1960-1972440-42 [Diary], 1958-1968 Medical Studies, 1956-19723022 Truncal vagotomy in inflammatory bowel disease, 1956Access Restrictions:

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    443 Dr. Aka - appendix, 1960444 Wound splints, 1961-1972445 Bleeding ulcer, 1962446 Wound closure - double blind study (Dr. Kurtz-Deknatel), 1962-1967447 Lab. reports - Dr. Chiu, 1963448 Tumor registry report, SUNY, 1967-197151 [Correspondence re: vagotomy patients], 1972-1973 Sabbatical, 1957-196452-4 Correspondence, 1957-196455 Sweden - sabbatical, 1958-195956 Research laboratory - thoracic clinic, 1960-196157 [Expense book for Sweden sabbatical], 196158 Svenska AB gasaccumulator [photographs], 1961 Series 7: National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), 1962-1979
    Materials in this series document Dennis's work as Director of the Artificial Heart Program, later renamed the Medical Devices Applications Program. The majority of Series 7 concerns Dennis's position paper on the status of the NHLI's Artificial Heart Program and the Institute's work with the Atomic Energy Commission on providing an energy source for the artificial heart. There are five subseries: Administrative Files, Correspondence, Position Paper on NHLI Technological Development, Reports, and Research. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by the first date in the folder date range, then alphabetically by folder title.

    Portions of the series are restricted.

    Administrative Files, 1967-197659 Artificial heart program - NIH, 1967-1971403-5 Dr. [Stephen] Bruck [photographs, audiotapes], 1969-1973510 [N.]H.L.I. offer, 1971-1972511-12 Office harmony, 1971-1974513-14 Dr. [Theodore] Cooper, 1972-1973515-16 Crises - NIH, 1972-1974517 Dr. [Lowell] Harmison, 1972-1975518 [Medical Devices Applications Committee], 1972-1973519-22 [U.S.-U.S.S.R. Health Exchange Program] [photographs], 1972-1976523 Abuses, 1973-1974524 Brooklyn Hospital, 1973-1974525 [Daily schedule books], 1973-1974526 DHEW - functional programming worksheets, 1973-1974527 Experience at NHLI, 1973528 Management, 1973-1974529 Current status of mechanical circulatory assistance, 1974530 Employee service statement, 1974531-32 FDA [Cardiovascular] Panel meetings, 1974 Mar-Aug533 NHLI executive staff meetings, 1974534 Search suggestions, 1974535-36 U.S.-U.S.S.R. Health Exchange Program, Cardiovascular Area, 1974-1975537 NIH visiting scientist certification [photographs], 1975 Correspondence, 1962-1979 [Letters of recommendation], 1962-1978406 A to G, 1972-1974Access Restrictions:

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    407 H to R, 1972-1978Access Restrictions:

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    408 S to W, 1962-1964, 1972-1974Access Restrictions:

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    538 Letters re: departure [from SUNY], 1971-1972539 Letters re: [N]HLI job, 1971-197261 DMC to DC, 1972-1974 [General], 1972-197462 A-H, 1972-197463 I-M, 1972-197464 N-R, 1972-197465 S-V, 1972-197466 W, 1972-197467 Georgetown University, 1972-197968 Job opportun[ities], 1973-197469 NHLI - memorandum, 1974610 [U.S. Atomic Energy Commission / Dr. William Mott], 1974 Position Paper on NHLI Technological Development, 1972-1978611 Faults in program, 1972-1974612 Consultants, [ca. 1973]613 Cardiac Funct[ions] Branch, 1973-1974614 Initial organization, 1973-1974615 Unpegged suggestions, 1973616 Completed segments, 1974617 Misc[ellaneous] categories index, 1974618 "The program on the development of an artificial heart: an evaluation", 1974 Nov619-21 [Updated] Position paper on artificial heart, 1974-1978 Reports, 1966-1974622 "Artificial heart devices and systems: a conceptual phase study", 1966623 [Summary reports of heart research], 1968-1969624-25 [Cardiovascular] devices, 1969-1974626-27 [Division of Technological Applications] annual reports, 1969-1973628 "Fact sheet: artificial parts for the heart and blood vessels", 1970629 "Medical Devices: a Legislative Plan", 1970-1974630Chemical & Engineering News [articles on artificial organs], 1971 Apr 5631 ["Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Artificial Organs"], 1972632 "Entwicklung von kreislaufunterstutzungs - und - ersatzsystemen," Freien Universitat Berlin ["Development of the Circulatory and Replacement Systems"], 1972-1973633 Lung division, 1972-1974634 The Med[ical] Devices Applications Program of the NHLI - [Technical reports from contracts], 1972635 "Multiple-layered intimal linings by perfusion culture" annual report, 1972-1973636 The President's Advisory Panel on Heart Disease, 1972262 "Totally implantable artificial heart", 1972637 Indices from plan, [ca. 1973]638 Annual progress report - "Available space for a totally implantable cardiac prosthesis," [Cleveland Clinic Foundation], 1973-1974639 [Annual report] "Development of blood-compatible materials: heparinized surfaces and platelet protective agents," [Battelle], 1973640 Annual updating of National Plan, 1973641 Contracting problems at NIH, 1973642 DHEW publication no. (NIH) 74-191 - "The totally implantable artificial heart," NHLI, 1973643 DHEW publication no. (NIH) 74-371 - "A brief report on the status of long-life cardiac pacemaker development", 1973644 "Extramural activities in cardiology, Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases", 197371 "Federal agency development in medical engineering", 197372 "Fact Book", 197373 Report promised to others, 1973-197474 "Study of engineering in medicine and health care", 1973-197475 S.2368, Report no. 93-670 - In the Senate of the U.S., 1973 Aug 376 Ultrasonic diagnostic signal processing, 1973-197477-8 Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory [reports], 1973-197479 Listing from updated plan, [ca. 1974]710 DHEW publication no. (NIH) 75-626 - "The left ventricular assist device", 1974711 First annual report of director, NHLI, 1974712 First annual report of the National Heart and Lung Advisory Council, 1974713 LVAD - Robert S. Litwak, M.D. [photographs], 1974714 Radiation and radioisotope imaging technology [task group report], 1974715 Subject index of current research grants and contracts, NHLI, 1974716 "Ultrathin Membranes for Blood Oxygenators" - North Star Research Institute, 1974 Research, 1966-1975717 NHLI - Division of Tech[nical] Applications [RFPs for biomaterials contracts], 1966-19734010-14 NHLI - biomaterials contract review meeting, 1970-1973Access Restrictions:

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    4015 [Division of Blood Diseases and Resources summary statements], 1971-1974Access Restrictions:

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    718-19 [McBee Keysort cards containing grants data], 1971-1974720 Dr. Leininger - [proposed] survey [of blood materials interface], 19724016 NHLI program project committee, 1972-1974Access Restrictions:

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    721-22 [Research trip to] Germany and Austria [photographs], 1972-19754017-18 U.S. Atomic Energy Commission [photographs], 1972-1975Access Restrictions:

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    723-25 U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1972-1975726 Coordin[ation] of technol[ogy] dev[elopment] in NHLI, 1973-19744019 NHLI/DHVD Cardiovascular Devices Branch contract renewal review, 1973-1974Access Restrictions:

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    4020-22 NHLI program project committee, 1973-1974Access Restrictions:

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    4023-31 NHLI [research grant proposals] summary statements, 1973-1974Access Restrictions:

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    411 NHLI [research grant proposals] summary statements, 1973-1974Access Restrictions:

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    412 R.F.P.'s, 1973-1974Access Restrictions:

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    413 Research grants, 1973Access Restrictions:

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    414-6 SUNY - Philip N. Sawyer, M.D., 1973Access Restrictions:

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    416a Technical proposal - Artificial heart with intrinsic control-5, W. J. Kolff, M.D., 1973Access Restrictions:

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    727 ARCO nuclear company, 1974728 Available devices, 1974-1977729 [Criteria for Clinical Investigative Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices], 1974730 Instrumentation [contracts], 1974417 NHLI grants and applications, 1974 SepAccess Restrictions:

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    731 [Proposals], 1974732 Pumps, 1974418 Review of NHLI energy system contract renewal proposals, 1974733 Superconducting instruments - Develco, Inc., 1974734 Synth[etic] cardiac valves, [1974]419 Wesolowski, S. Adam [grant application], 1974 Series 8: State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook / Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), 1943-2003
    An extensive amount of material from Dennis's canine and human clinical research can be found in Series 8 along with additional evidence of his administrative capabilities. The series consists of five subseries: Research Project 1 - Wound Study, Research Project 2 - Urinary Conduit Study, Other Research Studies, Administrative Files, and Correspondence.

    The Research Project 1 - Wound Study subseries is comprised of research protocols, human patient surgery files, and summary reports from Dennis's study on the effect of figure-of-8 sutures in hard-to-heal wounds. It has three sub-subseries: Protocols, Clinical Trial, and Data Analysis. The Research Project 2 - Urinary Conduit Study subseries consists of research protocols and raw surgery data from dog and human trials in creating a substitute urinary conduit. This subseries is divided into two sub-suberies - Protocols and Animal Subjects - and a folder of "[Human] Urinary Conduit Cases". Folders in the first three subseries are arranged chronologically by the first date in the folder date range, then alphabetically by folder title.

    The Administrative Files subseries is divided into three sub-subseries: SUNY Stony Brook, VAMC Northport, and Clarence and Mary Dennis professorship and endowment fund. Notable folders in the SUNY Stony Brook sub-subseries include the various Visiting Professorship folders that contain Dennis's notes on the lectures and photographs of Dennis with the speakers. Materials in the Correspondence subseries include general correspondence, letters of recommendation, and letters of appreciation. The Administrative Files subseries and Correspondence subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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    Research Project 1 - Wound Study, 1980-1989 Protocols, 1980-1987735 [Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints], [ca. 1980]736 Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints, 1980737 McGill-Melzack pain questionnaire, 1980738 Misc[ellaneous] nutritional reports and data forms, 1980739 Combined protocol [Projects 1 and 2], 1982740 Consent forms [blank], [1982-1987]81-2 Fig[ure]-of-8 and wound splints, 19824111-12 Fig[ure]-of-8 SUH protocol, 1982Access Restrictions:

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    83-4 [Packets for recording on each patient], 1982-198785 [Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints] [photographs], 1983-19854113 [Approval for human subjects - SUSB], 1985-1987Access Restrictions:

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    86 Combined protocol - resubmission [photographs], 198587 [Through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints], 198688 Immediate postoperative feeding, 1987 Clinical Trial, 1980-19883025 [Name redacted], 1980-1985Access Restrictions:

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    3026 Wound study - master list, 1981-1988Access Restrictions:

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    3027-30 V.A. wound study file [index cards] - A-M, 1981-1987Access Restrictions:

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    311-3 V.A. wound study file [index cards] - Mc-Z, 1981-1987Access Restrictions:

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    89 Randomization schedule for wound study, 1981314-12 Group A, 1-49 - under 55 [photographs, slides], 1981-1988Access Restrictions:

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    3113-19 Group B, 1-69 - 55 to 69 [photographs, slides], 1981-1983Access Restrictions:

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    321-15 Group B, 70-210 - 55 to 69 [photographs, slides], 1983-1988Access Restrictions:

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    331-10 Group C, 1-67 - 70 years and over [photographs], 1981-1988Access Restrictions:

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    3311 SUNY not randomized [photographs], 1981-1987Access Restrictions:

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    3312-13 Fig-of-8 abdominal wound closure over wound splints [photographs, slide, negatives], 1982-1988Access Restrictions:

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    3314-15 Not randomized [photographs], 1982-1986Access Restrictions:

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    3316 VAMC file of SUNY randomized A group - under 55 years of age [photographs], 1982-1985Access Restrictions:

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    3317 VAMC file of SUNY randomized B group - 55-69 years of age [photographs], 1982-1984Access Restrictions:

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    3318 VAMC file of SUNY randomized C group - 70 years of age and over [photographs], 1982-1985Access Restrictions:

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    3319 Misc[ellaneous] refusals, p[atien]ts who signed out AMA and non-abdominal procedures, 1982-1984Access Restrictions:

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    3320-24 Excluded cases [photographs], 1984-1988Access Restrictions:

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    341 Lost photo lists from medical media, 1985-1986Access Restrictions:

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    Data Analysis, 1981-1989342 List of wound study patients for follow up, 1981-1987Access Restrictions:

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    810 [Summary of data of non-randomized cases], 1981-1987424 Wound study data [charts], 1981-1988Access Restrictions:

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    811 Wound study - old data and notes, 1982-1985812 Text for video on wound study [slides], 1985-1987813 Wound study results, 1986-1989263 Evaluation of data on pain in the wound study, 1989814 [Study on the healing of abdominal wall wounds], [ca. 1989] Research Project 2 - Urinary Conduit Study, 1943-1989 Protocols, 1943-1988815 Original copy of Dr. Dennis's procedure, n.d., 1943-1965816 Reinvestigation of ileocecal appendiceal bladder substitution, 1981-1982817 Anast[omotic] strictures in defunctionized bowel, 1984-1986818 [Reinvestigation of ileocecal appendiceal bladder substitution], 1984-1987819 Urinary conduit extra sheets, etc. - from re-submission [photographs], 1985-1986820 [Approval for] Human subjects - SUSB, 1986-1987 Animal Subjects, 1982-1989821-41 Dogs 1-18 [photographs], 1982-198891-13 Dogs 19-29 [photographs], 1984-1988914 Absorption graphs [control dogs], 1983-1984915 Lab reports [on canine experiments], 1983-1985916 Techniques, 1984-1988917-19 Dogs #G.I. 1-3 [photographs], 1987-1988920 Completion of canine [urinary conduit] experiments, 1988-1989343 [Human] urinary conduit cases, 1987-1989Access Restrictions:

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    Other Research Studies, [ca. 1975]-1989921 Effect of external counterpulsation on the collateral coronary circulation following experimental myocardial infarction, [ca. 1975?]922 Quantification of myocardial infarction and pulmonary edema by nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation times and tissue water content, [1976]923-26 Treatment of malignancies by radio frequency beam, 1976-1977927 Tumor eradication by radiofrequency therapy, 1976928 Rapaport - transplant study, 1982929 [Intraoperative high flow antegrade irrigation] (IHAI) - Leiboff project [photographs, negatives], 1983-1986930 [Psychotropic drugs and fatal colon dysfunction], 1983344 Sump tube stent [photographs], 1983-1986Access Restrictions:

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    345 [Intraluminal intestinal bypass trial - Dr. Ravo], 1984-1986Access Restrictions:

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    931 [Postoperative peritoneal lavage for diffuse peritonitis], 1984-1986932-35 Experiment on cats with Dr. [Robert] Porcelli and Dr. Pamela Demian, 1989 Administrative Files, 1973-2003 SUNY Stony Brook, 1973-1989936 [Clarence Dennis Day], 1987 Jun 6937 Conference on proposed work on etiology of some inflammatory diseases of the colon, 1975-1976938 Culpeper visiting professorship [John C. Goligher], 1980-1982939 Curriculum committee, 1974-1977940 [General business], 1977-1989941-46 Grand rounds, 1975-1988947 Hospital appointments, 1973-1987948 Ltrs due [- Faculty retirement and honorary degree], 1987-19894114 [Mandatory retirement waiver from Civil Service Commission], 1979-1982Access Restrictions:

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    346 [Medical malpractice lawsuit], 1981Access Restrictions:

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    949 Teresa Roemer (Volunteer), 1987950 [Seminar:] Acute Pulmonary Insufficiency, 1978951 Seminar on surgical infections, 1980 Nov 134115 Luann Spano, 1986Access Restrictions:

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    952 Stony Brook Surgical Associates, P.C., 19844116 Summer lab students [Simons Fellowship], 1985-1986Access Restrictions:

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    953 [SUNY Continuing Medical Education], 1978-1984954 SUNY [Brooklyn] - Archives and history of medicine collection [strategic plan], 1989101-3 SUNY Stony Brook [job offer and retirement benefits], 1973-1989104 Surgical spring clerkship, 1984105-7 Visiting speakers program of the Dep[artment] of Surgery [photographs], 1975-1988108-17 Visiting professors, 1976-19871018-19 Visiting professors [Dennis notecards], 1976-19881020-22 Weekly reminder [daily schedule books], 1976-1988 VAMC Northport, 1975-19981023 [Associate Chief of Staff] (ACOS) for research and development, 1986-19881024 [Biomedical Sciences colloquium in honor of Clarence Dennis], 1988 Nov 21025 Ethicon - wound splints, 1975-19831026 Misc. [notes and correspondence], 1982-19891027 Nassau Surgical Society, 19824117 Northport Med[ical] Research Foundation, 1985-1998Access Restrictions:

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    1028 "Northport Notations" [newsletter], 1976-1987347-8 Operations, 1967-1988Access Restrictions:

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    1029 Research and development, 1976-1988 Clarence and Mary Dennis professorship and endowment fund, 1988-20031030-32 [General business] [photographs], 1988-20031033 Initial letters re: fellowship, 1990-19921034 Michael E. Zenilman, M.D., [ca. 2002] Correspondence, 1965-19891035-36 General correspondence [photograph], 1974-19891037 Letters of apprec[iation] of staff, 19821038 Letters on move to Stony Brook, 1974-19754118 [Letters of recommendation], 1976-1983Access Restrictions:

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    4119 [Letters of recommendation - Dr. Sylvain Pitzele], 1965-1978Access Restrictions:

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    1039 Memos to Soroff, 1975-19881040-41 Urol[ogists] Correspondence Club, 1987-19881042 Wait, Richard, 1993 Series 9: Cancer Detection Center (CDC), University of Minnesota, 1983-2000
    This series provides details on Dennis's activities as director of the Cancer Detection Center (CDC) from 1991-1996. The majority of the series consists of administrative papers, reflecting Dennis's shift away from surgical work. Researchers should note that many documents are printed in large font because Dennis was rendered legally blind by macular degeneration. There are three subseries: Administrative Files, Research Files, and Studies. The group of "CDC Closure Crisis" folders in first subseries pertains to the center's efforts to avoid a budget induced closure. The Administrative Files subseries and Research Files subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title; the Studies subseries is arranged chronologically by the first date in the folder date range, then alphabetically by folder title.

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    Administrative Files, 1987-20001043-44 AARP [Andrus Foundation grant application], 1992-1995111 Admin[istrative] flurry, 1993112 American Cancer Society - MN chapter, 1992113 [Application for staff appointment], 1993-1995114Cancer Detection Center brochures, 1991-1992 CDC Closure Crisis, 1991-1995115 [Justification for the CDC] [slides, computer disk], 1992-1993116-8 Future of the CDC, 1993-19953410 Letters for CDC, 1993-1995Access Restrictions:

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    119 Ernest A. Lindstrom, 1993-19951110 Gov. Arne Carlson, 1994 Feb-Oct1111 Legislators, 1994-19951112 [Legislature], 1994-19951113 Candidates, 1991-19921114 Colorectol [services], 1992-19933411 Complaints [by patients], 1992-1993Access Restrictions:

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    1115 [Comprehensive] Cancer Center (CCC), 1992-19941116 CCC vs. CDC, 1992-19931117 [Comprehensive Cancer Program advisory group on cancer screening], 19941118 Comprehensive health care program, 1991-19931119-21 Correspondence - CDC, 1988-19961122 Correspondence - SUNY, 1989-19931123 Credent[ialing] in CDC, 19931124The Cutting Edge newsletter, 1989-19961125 [Daily schedule book], 19901126-28 Diary - CDC, 1990-19941129 "Did you know?", [ca. 1992]1130 Digestive Disease Center, 19931131 Disclaimer, 19911132 E.K.G. [machines], 1992-19931133 Examiners staff meetings, 1991-19951134 Executive physicals, 1987-19881135 [Flexible sigmoidoscope] ("Flexsig") instrument, 1991-19931136 [Fraternal Order of Eagles], 1993-19951137-39 [General business] [computer disk], 1990-2001, n.d.1140 Grants, 1992-19931141 Hours worked for CDC, 1991-19931142 [Malignancy] data form, 19901143 Mayo Clinic, 1991-19921144 MEDICA proposal, 19941145 Medtronic Foundation, 19941146 [Minnesota Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program], 1992-19931147 John Najarian, ALG [antilymphocyte globulin], 1989-19951148 [John] Najarian meetings, 1991-1993121-2 [National Cancer Institute] (N.C.I.) - info, 1990-1991123 Ophthalmology, 1993124 PAP [smear] classif[ications], undated125 Personnel, 1991-1994126 Problems, 1991-1993127 Program review, 1992128 [Radiology needs], 1991-1994129 [Retirement letters], 19961210 Roger Scherer, 1991-19931211 [Soviet social reforms - analysis exercise], 19911212-15 Space needs, 1990-19941216 Staff meeting, 19921217 [Donald] Stewart's notes, 1988-19921218 Surgery faculty, 19931219 3rd party pay [insurance], 1990-19941220 [Total patients examined], 1987-19951221 [University of Minnesota Clinical Associates (UMCA)], 1992-19931222 UMCA executive committee, 19951223 UMCA newsletter, 1992-19951224 University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic [bylaws of the medical and dental staff], 1990-19941225 University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic [steering committee memo and clinical activity report], 19931226 VAMC, Minneapolis [consultancy], 19891227 [VAMC spousal detection service], 1991-19921228 WCCO [radio ads], 1992-1994 Research Files, 1983-19941229 ACS - Annual Review of Patient Care, 19921230 American Cancer Society - early detection, 1987-19901231 [Cancer screening], 1992-19941232 HemoQuant - kit and reprints, 1983-19911233 Melanoma, 19931234 Minnesota population cancer risk, 1988-19941235 [Prostate-specific antigens] (PSA) test, 19921236 Staging of cancer, 19921237 UICC project on evaluation of screening for cancer, 19911238 Working guidelines for early cancer detection, 1987-1989 Studies, 1987-19963412 [Colon Cancer Control Study] Lapse data, 1987-1992Access Restrictions:

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    3413 [Name redacted], 1988-1991Access Restrictions:

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    1239 Colon cancer control study, 1991-19921240 [Hemoccult and HemoQuant tests], 19911241 [Do polyps and small cancers of the large intestine bleed in variable, intermittent, or continuous fashion?] - Protocol, 1992-19951242 Program development committee, 1992-19943414 [Name redacted], 1992-1994Access Restrictions:

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    1243 ISP thesis [employee-perceived hierarchical culture scores in healthcare organizations] - Jennie Pantano, 1996 Series 10: Patient Records, 1935-1995
    The Patient Files series consists of detailed medical records and correspondence of patients who were not participants in Dennis's specific research studies. Material types include patient lists, case summary reports, doctor/patient correspondence, pathology reports, physician progress notes, and financial statements. The records are divided into three subseries: University of Minnesota, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, and Cancer Detection Center (CDC). Folders within each subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title, with individual patient files arranged alphabetically by last name.

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    University of Minnesota, 1935-19843416 Chronic ulcerative colitis follow-up, 1946-1947Access Restrictions:

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    3417-33 Operations, 1937-1949Access Restrictions:

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    351-2 Operations, 1950-1951, 1970Access Restrictions:

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    353 Patients' accounts active, 1948-1953Access Restrictions:

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    354 Patients billed [index cards], 1942-1951Access Restrictions:

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    355 SI [small intestinal] obstruction and involved colon, 1942-1946Access Restrictions:

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    356 Strictures of common bile duct, 1941-1947Access Restrictions:

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    Map Drawer 43 [Surgery] records, 1935-1958Access Restrictions:

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    357-9 [Updates on chronic ulcerative colitis operations, 1941-1956], 1956-1965Access Restrictions:

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    Vagotomy 30-year follow-up study, 1945-19843510 [Cases for study], 1970-1972, 1979Access Restrictions:

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    3511 Ileoproctostomies (summary), [ca. 1960]Access Restrictions:

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    3512-14 Patients' medical records [photograph], 1945-1982Access Restrictions:

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    3515-54 [Patients' medical records (individual)], [1936-1980]Access Restrictions:

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    3555-56 [Vagotomy follow-up data], 1978-1983Access Restrictions:

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    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1941-19933557 Carcinoma of rectum and ulcerative colitis, 1964-1969Access Restrictions:

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    3558 Cardiac operations 1956 to present [1965], 1965-1966Access Restrictions:

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    3559 [Chronic ulcerative colitis patients], 1975-1982Access Restrictions:

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    3560 Chronic ulcerative colitis with malfunctioning ileostomy stoma, 1959-1960Access Restrictions:

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    3561 [Data on emergency gastro-intestinal operations, 1930-1970], [ca. 1970]Access Restrictions:

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    3562 Dr. Golding's cases, 1969Access Restrictions:

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    3563 KCH patients, 1955-1967Access Restrictions:

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    3564-65 M.I. [myocardial infarction] patients seen and did perfuse [photographs, slides], 1962-1968Access Restrictions:

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    3566 Muscular hypertrophy [negatives], 1963Access Restrictions:

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    3567 Patient bills, 1959-1972Access Restrictions:

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    3568-69 Patient correspondence [photograph], 1950-1980Access Restrictions:

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    361 Patients' files [index cards], 1959-1967Access Restrictions:

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    362-97 Patients' medical records, 1941-1993Access Restrictions:

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    3698 Patients - Minnesota, 1952-1964Access Restrictions:

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    3699-100 Perfusion procedures, 1952-1960Access Restrictions:

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    371-24 Private patients A-R, 1945-1975Access Restrictions:

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    381-6 Private patients S-W, 1951-1970Access Restrictions:

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    387 Prospective patients, 1952-1966Access Restrictions:

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    CDC, 1989-1995388 Cancers newly found, 1993Access Restrictions:

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    389 Cancers suspected, 1995Access Restrictions:

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    3810 CDC-UH [University Hospital] records, 1994Access Restrictions:

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    391 Eureka [cancers found], 1991-1995Access Restrictions:

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    392-3 Letters [re: patients], 1991-1995Access Restrictions:

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    394 Miscellaenous patient information, 1989-1995Access Restrictions:

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    395 New patients, 1992Access Restrictions:

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    396 [Patients' medical records], 1991-1995Access Restrictions:

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    397 Referral list, 1993Access Restrictions:

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    Series 11: Writings and Lectures, 1937-2000
    Dennis's published writings and public speeches are documented in the Writings series. It contains manuscript drafts, published articles, reprints, speeches, illustrations, and research notes authored or co-authored by Dennis. Among the topics covered in these writings are appendicitis, chronic ulcerative colitis, the development of the pump-oxygenator, intestinal obstruction, left heart bypass, and the artificial heart. There are five subseries: Talks and Lectures, Illustrations, Articles and Reprints, Research Files, and Drafts and Manuscripts. Files in the Talks and Lectures subseries document the arrangements for the talks along with Dennis's speeches, although not every folder contains a copy of a speech. The Illustrations subseries contains drafts of charts and figures which were reused frequently for various articles, chapters, and talks. The Articles and Reprints subseries includes two bound volumes of reprints dating from 1937-1969 and two copies of each article or reprint. General reference material and handwritten notes not linked to specific paper drafts are found in the Research Files subseries. Copies of the printed version of an article were removed from their folders in the Drafts and Manuscripts subseries to the Articles and Reprints subseries. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by folder date.

    Talks and Lectures, [1949]-20001244 [1/27/49: "Problems relating to intestinal obstruction," Sioux Valley Medical Association (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)], [1949]1245 4/17/62 - talk: "Impressions of Swedish life in med[ical] practice," Kings County Medical Society (Brooklyn, New York), 19621246 11/4-7/62: ["Total left heart bypass as a means of extracorporeal circulatory support in the treatment of myocardial infarction with shock," Conference on] Engineering in biology and medicine (Chicago, Illinois), 19621247 2/24/64: talk - "Fundamentals of physiological control of arterial hemorrhage," Medical Club of Brooklyn, 1963-19641248 3/14-15/64: ["Cancer of the colon and antecedent granulomas,"] Conference on Geographic Oncology (NIH, Bethesda), 19641249 4/18/64: talk - "What to expect in the medical curriculum," Alpha Epsilon Delta, Lehigh University (Bethelem, Pennsylvania), 19641250 6/14-19/64: ["Assisted cardiorespiratory function"] InterAmerican Congress of Cardiology (Montreal, Canada), 1963-19641251-52 9/9-10/64: National Research Council on Mechanical Devices to Assist the Failing Heart (Washington, D.C.) [photographs], 1964-19651253 10/24/64: talk - ["Overall care in idiopathic ulcerative colitis"] American College of Gastroenterology (Roosevelt Hotel, NYC), 1964-19651254 1/12/65: [James Bryan Herrick Lecture -] "Mechanical assistance to the failing heart," Chicago Heart Association, 1964-19651255 2/24/65: talk re: Dog hero of the year [1952], [New York State Society] for Medical Research (NYC) [photographs], 1964-19651256 3/8/65: talk - Dedication of research lab at VA hospital (Brooklyn) [photographs], 19651257 3/16/65: talk - The Marble Club, Marble Collegiate Church, NYC, 19651258 6/18/65: Conference on [Use of Blood and] Blood Substitutes [in Extracorporeal Circulation] (Washington, D.C.) [photographs], 1965-19661259 9/11/65: talk - United Ostomy Association 3rd annual convention (Biltmore Hotel, NYC), 19651260 10/14/65: remarks at meeting of American Association of Surgery for Trauma (Philadelphia, PA), 19651261 3/8/66: talk at hearings on animal legislation (Washington, D.C.), 19661262 3/31/66: talk - "Management of massive [gastroduodenal] hemorrhage," Lutheran Medical Center (Brooklyn), 19661263 10/5-8/66: discussion - meeting of American Association for Surgery of Trauma (Santa Barbara, California), 1966-19671264 11/17/66: paper - "Myocardial assist," New York Society for Thoracic Surgery, 19661265 12/6/66: television program - "Therapy of gastrointestinal bleeding," New York Academy of Medicine, 1966-19671266 4/17-19/67: discussion of paper at meeting of American Association for Thoracic Surgery (NYC), 19671267 5/11-13/67: talk at American Surgical Association (Colorado Springs, Colorado), 19671268 6/15/67: discussion at meeting of Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (Atlantic City, New Jersey), 19671269 6/16-17/67: statement read before the International Cardiovascular Society (Atlantic City), 19671270 6/22/68: "Mechanical support of the failing circulation," New York State Heart Assembly (Rochester, New York), 19681271 9/4/68: address to incoming freshmen [SUNY Downstate Class of 1972], 19681272 3/5/69: ["Intestinal obstruction"] Midwest Clinical Conference (Chicago Medical Society, Chicago), 1969131 5/22/69: [Starr] Judd Lecture, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), 1968-1969132 9/26/70: [Postgraduate course: Coronary artery disease] (Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC), 1970133-4 8/21-28/71: ["The role of the surgical specialties in the training of the general surgeon,"] Talk at Moscow meeting of International Society of Surgery, 1971135 Cards for paper for International Society of Surgery, [1971]136 Nov 1971: 1st J. F. Raycroft lecture, 1971137 11/16-17/71: [Kate and Dr. Harvey Cushing Lecture: "On joining intestines"] North Shore Hospital [(Manhasset, New York)], 1971138 [Apr 1972: "Evolving policies of the Medical Devices Application program," ASAIO], 1971-1972139 [10/18/72: Keynote address - "Quo vadis?," American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (St. Louis, Missouri)], 19721310-11 [4/7/73: "Future of assisted circulation in the clinical setting," Symposium on Clinical Potential of Artificial Heart Devices/ASAIO (Boston, Massachusetts)], 19731312 [5/5/73: "John H. Gibbon, Jr., as I knew him," Symposium on open heart surgery], 19731313 [11/27/73: "Can you outlive your heart?", University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)], 19731314-15 [10/6-9/75: "The artificial heart: present status,"] 2nd Henry Ford Hospital International Symposium on Cardiac Surgery [(Detroit, Michigan)], 19751316 [12/10/75: talk - artificial heart], Mercy Hospital (Rockville Centre, New York), 19751317 [5/28/79: "Angina postacute myocardial infarction: a definite surgical indication"], 19791318 [5/8/81]: H. B. Shumacker oration - ["A quizzical professor's keys to clinical success," American College of Surgeons (French Lick, Indiana)], 1980-19811319 [2/8/82: Visiting professor lecture,] New Jersey Medical School (Newark), 1981-19821320 [10/25/82: "Federal support of] new devices development and evaluation" [Congress of American College of Surgeons (Chicago)], 19821321 12/23/82: ["Coals to] Newcastle," Mt. Sinai, 19821322 ["Physiologic control of hemorrhage,"] Brooklyn and Long Island chapt. material for 4/28/83 (bleeding), 19831323 5/2/85: Laureate address - ["Perspective in review: one group's struggle with development of a pump-oxygenator"], ASAIO (Atlanta, Georgia) [negatives], 19851324 [Oct 2000: "Cardiopulmonary bypass," Surgical Accomplishments of the 20th Century, American College of Surgeons] [videocassette tape], 2000279 [Oct 2000: "Cardiopulmonary bypass," Surgical Accomplishments of the 20th Century, American College of Surgeons], 2000 Illustrations, 1939-[1989?]1325 For Indiana talk [on sutures] [negatives], undated1326-28 Oblique end to end anastomosis [photographs, negatives], 1939-19471329 [Ulcerative colitis], [ca. 1961]1330 Left heart bypass and counterpulsation [photographs, negatives, glass slides], [ca. 1962]1331 "Evaluation of the effect of bypass in heart failure" [photographs], [ca. 1963]1332 [Anti-vivisection legislation] [negatives], [ca. 1966]1333 [Chapter 37: "Artificial organs" in Christopher's Textbook of Surgery] [photographs, negatives], [1968]1334 High blood pressure - statistics [slides], [1973]1335 Pressure in human appendix [photographs, negatives], 19732711 Ileocecal Valve and Triple Antiobotic, [1989?] Articles and Reprints, 193[7]-19891336 Publications of Clarence Dennis, M.D. Ph.D. 1939-1959, 193[7]-1959141 Publications of Clarence Dennis, M.D. Ph.D. 1960-1969, 1960-1969142 Experimental proof of the obstructive origin of appendicitis in man, 1939143 Oblique, aseptic, end-to-end intestinal anastomosis, 1939144 Histology of experimental appendiceal obstruction (rabbit, ape, and man), 1940145 Influence of various factors upon intestinal absorption involving osmotic work in the unanesthetized dog, 1940146 Injury to the ileal mucosa by contact with distilled water, 1940147 An inquiry into the functional capacity of the cecal appendage in representative birds and mammals, 1940148 Intestinal absorption in the adrenalectomized dog, 1940149 Studies on the rates of absorption of water and salts from the ileum of the dog, 19401410 Physiologic behavior of the human appendix and the problem of appendicitis, 19411411 Recovery of function following arrest of the brain circulation, 19411412 A modified Whipple operation for carcinoma of the head of the pancreas, 19421413 Treatment of acute appendicitis at the Univ[ersity] of Minn[esota] hospitals, 19421414 Experience with hematogenous osteomyel[itis] in children at the Univ[ersity] of Minn[esota] hospitals, 19431415 Oblique, aseptic, end-to-end ileac anastomosis; procedure of choice in strangulating small bowel obstruction, 19431416 Prolonged dependent drainage with 'lucite' drains in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis, 19431417 A simplified suture-testing apparatus, 19431418 Pre-operative and post-operative care for the bad risk patient, 19441419 Disaster following femoral vein ligation for thrombophlebitis; relief by fasciotomy; clinical case of renal impairment following crush injury, 19451420 Ileostomy and colectomy in chronic ulcerative colitis, 19451421 Sugrery in relation to chronic non-specific ulcerative colitis, [1945]1422 Modified Halsted bulkhead rectal anastomosis for use in resection of cancers of the rectosigmoid and upper rectum, 19461423 Neoplastic biliary obstruction, 19461424 Relationship between pregnancies and age of occurrence of breast cancer in the human, 19461425 Evaluation of vagotomy in chronic non-specific ulcerative colitis, 19471426 Femoral hernia with gangrenous bowel, 19471427 Rate of gain in strength in sutured abdominal wall wounds, 19471428 Resection and primary anastomosis in the treatment of gangrenous or non-reducible intussusceptions in children, 19471429 Evalution of anticoagulant therapy in deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities, 19481430 The response to vagotomy in idiopathic ulcerative colitis and regional enteritis, 19481431 Vagotomy in the treatment of idiopathic ulcerative colitis and regional enteritis, 19481432 Acute intestinal obstruction, 19491433 Blood oxygenation, 19491434 The effect of diathermy upon abdominal adhesions. An experimental study, 19491435 Idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 19491436 An oxygenator with increased capacity: multiple vertical revolving cylinders, 19491437 Some considerations in intestinal anastomosis, 19491438 Therapeutic effect of choline chloride in dogs with fat emboli produced by bone marrow curettage, 19491439 Appendicitis, [ca. 1950]1440 Acid-base balance and pyruvic acid changes during surgical procedures. A preliminary report, 19501441 Aids in the management of ileostomies: a new plastic bag, 19501442 Failure of dicumarol to interfere with adhesive localization of intra-abd[ominal] infections, 19501443 Production of a hemorrhagic state by the infusion of hemolyzed blood, 19501444 Development of a pump-oxygenator to replace the heart and lungs; an apparatus applicable to human patients, and application to one case, 19511445 The liver in ulcerative colitis, 19511446 Metabolic effects of paracolon bacteremia, 19511447 A pump-oxygenator to supplant the heart and lungs for brief periods. A method applicable to dogs, 19511448 Some effexts of paracolon bacteremia, 19511449 A surgical approach to atelectasis of the newborn infant, 19511450 Wound healing. Technical factors in the gain of strength in sutured abd[ominal] wall wounds in rabbits, 19511451 Acute metabolic changes associated with employment of a pump-oxygenator to supplant the heart and lungs, 19521452 Appendicitis - current therapy, 19521453 Intestinal obstruction - current therapy, 19521454 Management of idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 19521455 Surgical measures as supplements to the management of idiopathic ulc[erative] colitis; cancer, cirrhosis, and arthritis as frequent complications, 19521456 Intestinal obstruction, 19531457 The relationship of chronic ulcerative colitis and cirrhosis, 19531458 Utilization of wound splints and thr[ough]-and-thr[ough] figure-of-8 sutures of stainless steel wire for abdominal closure in the presence of poor wound expectancy, 19531459 Current procedure in management of obstruction of small intestine, 19541460 Surgical operation in idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 19541461 Complete and partial perfusion of animal and human subjects with pump-oxygenator, 19551462 The elimination of postoperative morbidity in the surgical management of chronic idiopathic ulc[erative] colitis, 19551463 The management of strangulating external hernias, 19551464 Minimization of risk and disability in idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 19551465 The surgical treatment of chronic pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, 19551466 The artificial heart-lung apparatus - experimental creation and repair of interventricular septal defects, 19561467 Certain methods for artificial support of the circulation during open intracardiac surgery, 19561468 Clinical and experimental studies relating to the stomach, small bowel and colon, 19561469 The creation and repair of interventricular septal defects in dogs utilizing the heart-lung machine, 19561470 Let us not abet the carnage, 19561471 A mechanical pump-oxygenator for direct vision repair of atrial septal defects, 19561472 Survival for more than [five] years after pancreatoduodenectomy for cancers of the ampulla and pancreatic head, 19561473 Experimental cerebral gas embolism, 19571474 Ileostomy and subtotal colectomy, 19571475 A prosthesis to replace the mitral valve, 19571476 Statistically controlled evaluation of three methods of management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a progress report, 19571477 The use of the heart-lung machine in selected cases of acute myocardial infarction, 19571478 Vagotomy in the treatment of idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 19571479 [Appendix - Nomencalture and measurements], 19581480 The multiple screen disc oxygenator, 19581481 Physiological considerations in the management of idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 19581482 Results of three methods of therapy for massive gastroduodenal hemorrhage, 19581483 Right atrial myxoma: a clinical study of a patient in whom diagnosis was made by angiocardiography during life. (surgically removed), 19581484 Heart-lung apparatus and hypothermia, 19591485 Pathological changes after partial and total cardiopulmonary bypass in humans and animals, 19591486 A quantitative evaluation of the permeability of wet surgical drapes to staphylococcus aureus, 19591487 The quantitative fecal urobilinogen test in the preoperative diagnosis of malignant obstructive jaundice [negatives], 19591488 [Ulcerating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract], 19591489 The arterial supply of the interventricular septum and atrioventricular conduction, 19601490 Gastrointestinal biliary conditions, 19601491 Partial bypass in treating the shock of myocardial infarction, 19601492Cancer risk in ulcerative colitis: formidability per patient-year of late disease, 19611493 Controlled studies in three pumping systems, 19611494 Electrical hemostasis in uncontrollable bleeding states, 19611495 Idiopathic ulcerative colitis as a precancerous lesion, 19611496 Swedish sojourn, 19611497 The use of pump oxygenator support in heart failure, 19611498 Angiographic studies during total left heart by-pass without thoracotomy, 19621499 Clinical use of a cannula for left heart bypass without thoracotomy, 196214100 Emergency management of complications of acute coronary occlusion, 196214101 An experimental study of prolonged left heart bypass without thoracotomy, 196214102 Left atrial cannulation without thoracotomy for total left heart bypass, 196214103 Left heart bypass as a means of support for a failing heart, 196214104 People's health program in Sweden, 196214105 Protection from ventricular fibrillation by partial cardio-pulmonary or total left ventricular by-pass, 196214106 Reduction of the oxygen utilization of the heart by left heart bypass, 196214107 Studies of the effects of position on the development of cerebral air embolism during open-heart surgery, 196214108 Studies of plasma hemoglobin formation in three pumping systems used in extracorporeal circulation, 196214109 The prevention of air embolism during cardiopulmonary bypass, 196314110 Prevention or delay of ventricular fibrillation by mechanical assistance to the ischemic heart, 196314111 Studies on external counterpulsation as a potential measure for acute left heart failure, 196314112 Studies on reduction of work of the left ventricle by application of synchronized external counterpulsation, 196314113 Background for use of left heart bypass in treatment for acute left heart failure, 196414114 A basic inquiry into hemostatic problems in surgery, 196414115 The effect of transfusion and of certain hemodynamic factors on the spontaneous control of arterial hemorrhage, 196414116 Emil Goetsch, 1883-1963, [1964]14117 External circulatory support in acute heart failure, 196414118 Strangulating external hernia, 196414119 Suppression of urinary flow during hypotension induced by trimethaphon camphorsulphonate and the reversal of anuric effect of tris aminomethane, 196414120 Validity of the bromsulphalein test in patients with acute severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, 196414121Cancer of the colon and ulcerative colitis, 196514122 Control of experimental hemorrhage with Arfonad, 196514123 Effect of various metal electrode sutures in the production of increased tensile strength of wounds, 196514124 Effects of hypertonic glucose, 196514125 Fundamentals of physiologic control of arterial hemorrhage, 196514126 Mediastinoscopy, a useful technique for undiagnosed parahilar lesions, 196514127 One-stage colectomy, protectomy and ileostomy for idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 196514128 Statistically valid ten-year comparative evaluation of three methods of management of massive gastroduodenal hemorrhage, 196514129 America's Littlewood crisis: the sentimental threat to animal research, 196614130 Left heart bypass, 196614131 Myocardial assist: comparison of left heart bypass with counterpulsation, 196614132 The preoperative diagnosis of cancerous obstructive jaundice - the quantitative fecal urobilinogen test, [1966]14133 Response of myocardial fiber length to left heart bypass, 196614134 "Surgery": what is it?, 196614135 A comparison of left heart bypass under hypovolemic and Arfonad hypertension, 196714136 Effects of electric currents and interfacial potentials on wound healing, 196714137 Relative evaluation of left heart bypass, whether pulsatile or pulseless, with counterpulsation as technique for myocardial augmentation, 196714138 Small bowel injury as a factor in the dumping syndrome, 196714139 The use of various metal sutures to increase tensile strength of wounds, 196714140 Analysis of peripheral gas endarterectomy in 127 patients, 196814141 Artificial organs, 196814142 Effect of hypertonic solutions on intestinal mucosal integrity, [1968]14143 A membrane combined oxygenator and pump - principles, 196814144 The suppression of experimental wound infections by biocidal sutures, 196814145 Thoughts on professional behavior, 1968-196914146 The gastrointestinal sump tube, 196914147 Response of myocardial fiber length to left heart bypass, 196914148 Effect of gastric juice on the absorption of water and chloride in the ileum, 197014149 Salvage of patients in cardiogenic shock, 197014150 Studies on the dumping syndrome, 197014151 Function of replanted ileac segments in the dog, 197114152 International Federation of Surgical Colleges symposium, 197214153 A quarter century of intracaval feeding, 197214154 [Discussion of membrane lung studies and assisted circulation], The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine vol. 40, no. 2, 197314155 The figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament abdominal wall closure with wound splints: elimination of evisceration in poor-risk wounds over 25 years, 197314156 A technique for intestinal decompression: Sodium loss in intestinal obstruction, 197314157 Present and future of the artificial heart, 197514158 ["Restraints block progress -- a lesson from Britain," Letter to the Editor] Modern Medicine, 1975 Mar 114159 The evolution of counterpulsation techniques, 197614160 A look down the road, 198014161 Intraoperative high-flow antegrade irrigation: a new bowel-cleansing system, 198514162 Laureate address [Perspective in review: one group's struggle with the development of a pump-oxygenator], 198514163 Surgical indications in intractable ulcerative colitis, 198714164 A heart-lung machine for open-heart operations: how it came about, 1989 Research Files, 1951-199214165 Urinary diversion - cecal, 1951-197814166-167 [Left heart bypass, equipment and supplies], 1961-196614168 [Acute appendicitis], [ca. 1962]14169 Left heart bypass, needed studies, 1963-196514170 Index cards [notes on colleagues, papers, and procedures], 1964-1992151 Gastroduodenal hemorrhage, [ca. 1965]152 Wada heart valves [photographs, negatives], 1966-1968153 Note cards [notes on colleagues, papers, and procedures], 1968-1969154 Cardiac replacement, 1969155 Murphy Button anastomosis, 1971156 [Pacemakers], 1972-1974157 [Draft statement to panel on cardiac substitution], [1975?]158 Ethics of medical practice and investigation, 1978159 [Placards for Downstate Medical Center exhibit on heart-lung machine], [ca.1990?] Drafts and Manuscripts, 1947-19931510-11 "Femoral hernia with gangrenous bowel" [negatives], 1947, 19711512 "Utilization of wound splints and through-and-through figure-of-8 sutures of stainless steel wire for abdominal closure in the presence of poor wound expectancy", 19511513 Work sheets for ca[ncer] of pancreas paper, 1952-1955398 "Vagotomy in the treatment of idiopathic ulcerative colitis (after 8-10 years)" [negative], 1956-1957Access Restrictions:

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    1514-15 "Studies of experimental appendicitis", 1960-19651516 "Left atrial cannulation without thoracotomy for total left heart bypass" [photographs, negatives], 1961-19621517 "Clinical use of a cannula for left heart bypass without thoracotomy: experimental protection against fibillation by left heart bypass", 19621518 "Evaluation of external support in massive myocardial infarction", 19621519 [Chapter 31: "Esophagus and Gastrointestinal Tract" in Textbook of surgery [by] Warren H. Cole [and] Robert M. Zollinger, with 67 contributors] [photographs, negatives], 1963-19711520 "Surgery": what is it?, 19661521 "Relative evaluation of left heart bypass, whether pulsatile or pulseless, with counterpulsation as technique for myocardial augmentation", [1967]1522-23 Chapter - "Assisted circulation," 2nd ed. Surgery of the Chest (John H. Gibbon, Jr., ed.), 1967-19691524 "Perforated peptic ulcer - currently changing mortality factors", 1969-19701525 ["Capriciousness of the Agress microsphere method of producing experimental coronary aterial occlusion in the dog"], [1972]1526 "Suction ring intestinal aseptic decompression", 19721527 "Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament abdominal wall closure with wound splints", 19731528 "A technique for intestinal decompression: Sodium loss in intestinal obstruction", [1973]1529 Chapter [in] Hernia (Dr. Nyhus, ed.) [negatives], 1974-19761530 ["Present and future of the artificial heart"] [photographs], 19751531 ["Restraints block progress - a lesson from Britain," Letter to the Editor] Modern Medicine, 19751532 "Present status of the artificial heart and of circulatory assist devices", [ca. 1977]1533 Growth of anastomoses, 1977-19851534 "[Obituary for] A. A. Zierold, M.D.", 1977-19791535 "Ethics and medicine", 19781536 ["A look down the road"], 19801537 "Appendicitis and the acute abdomen", [ca. 1980]1538 Wangensteen chapter[s] in Nyhus book [Surgery of the Stomach and Duodenum], 19821539 "[A place for] vagotomy in Crohn's disease", 19831540-41 "Surg[ical] indications in intractable idiopathic ul[cerative] colitis" [chapter in Intractability in Gastrointestinal Disease (Griffin and Mandelbaum, eds.)], 1983-19851542 [Chapter - "Intestinal Obstruction," Quick Reference to Surgical Emergencies (Gardner and Shaftan, eds.)], 19851543 "[Obituary for] Wesolowski, S. Adam" [photograph], 1988-19931544 ["Injury to gut by luminal contact with 'triple antibiotic'"], 19891545-46 "Heart-lung machine for open-heart operations" [photographs], 1989-19901547-48 "Luminal flushing of ileum with triple antibiotic" [slides], [ca. 1990] Series 12: Professional Activities, 1931-2003
    Materials in the Professional Activities series describe Dennis's involvement with various organizations, events, and awards pertaining to clinical surgery and biomedical research. A substantial portion of the series documents his involvement in the 1960s-1980s with the National Society for Medical Research (NSMR), a society devoted to promoting the continued use of laboratory animals in medical research. Materials include correspondence, programs, brochures, certificates, articles, reprints, printed matter, and a medal. Series 12 is arranged alphabetically by organization name, then alphabetically by folder title. Where present for any organization, general business folders are filed first.

    1549 [Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)], 1980, 1987-1998 American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), 1967, 19721550 [Annual meeting, Washington, D.C.], 1967 [Oct 2-6]161 [Annual meeting (keynote address)], St. Louis, Missouri, 1972 [Oct 15-20] American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), 1972-2001162 [General business], 1972-1987163 [Annual meeting, New York, New York], 1975 Apr 14-16164 [Annual meeting], Boston, Massachusetts, 1979 Apr 30-May 2165 [Annual meeting], San Francisco, California, 1980 Apr 28-30166 Annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 1981 May 11-13167 [Annual meeting], New York, New York, 1984 May 7-9168 Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000 Apr 30-May 3169 [Annual meeting, San Diego, California], 2001 May 6-91610 American Board of Surgery, 1942, 1972-1974 American Cancer Society, 1965-19671611 Moderator, panel "Cancer of Stomach," Cancer Day (1966 Apr 27), 1965-19661612Cancer Day (1967 Apr 26) [photograph], 1966-1967 American College of Cardiology (ACC), 1965-19741613 [Annual meeting] (talk: left heart bypass), Boston, Massachusetts [photograph], 1965 Feb 17-211614 [Annual scientific session, New York, New York], 1974 Feb 11-14 American College of Surgeons (ACS), 1949-1993281 Fellowship certificate [glass], 1949 Oct 211615 [General business], 1972-1992 Annual Clinical Congresses, 1960-19871616 [Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California], 1960 Oct 9-141617 Surgical Forum, [Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California], 1966 Oct 10-141618 [Annual Clinical Congress], Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1971 Oct 18-221619 [Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California], 1972 Oct 2-61620 Annual Clinical Congress, Miami Beach, Florida, 1974 Oct 21-251621 [Annual] Clinical Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980 Oct 20-241622 [Annual Clinical Congress,] Scientific exhibit, [San Francisco, California], 1984 Oct 22-261623 [Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois], 1985 Oct 14-181624 [Annual] Clinical Congress [San Francisco, California], 1987 Oct 11-16 Chapters, 1956-19871625 Brooklyn and Long Island chapter, 1956, 1972-1975, 1984-19871626 Brooklyn and Long Island chapter - Chapter Day [at SUNY], 1983 Apr 281627 Bronx chapter, 1975-19761628 Eastern Long Island chapter, 1975-19861629 Maryland chapter, 1972-19751630 Utah chapter, Salt Lake City, 1963 Committees, 1972-19931631 Cardiovascular committee, 1972-19741632 [Commission on Cancer], 1991-19931633 International Relations committee, 1975-19851634-35 Medical Devices committee, 1974-19831636 Subcommittee on surgical implants, 1973-19771637 Notes, 1975, 1981-19851638 American Federation for Clinical Research, 1942 American Heart Association (AHA), 1962-19801639-41 Committee on ethics, 1974-1978171 [Committee on] ethics - responses from medical schools, 1976-1977172 [Membership], 1962, 1975-1980173 Teaching scholarship program, 1977174 American Medical Association (AMA), 1969-1978175 American Medico-Legal Foundation, 1987-1989 American Society for Artifical Internal Organs (ASAIO), 1963-1987176 [General business], 1963-1964, 1971-1987177 [Annual meeting, Seattle, Washington], 1972 Apr 16-18178 Annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 1973 Apr 7-9179 [Annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois], 1974 Apr 3-51710 Annual meeting, [New Orleans, Louisiana], 1980 Apr 17-191711 Annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1982 Apr 14-161712 [Annual meeting, Toronto, Canada], [1983 Apr 28-30]1713-14 Citizens' petition, 1985-19861715 American Society for Experimental Pathology, 28th annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1941 Apr 17-191716 American Society of Extracorporeal Technology [first annual John Gibbon Award] [slides], 1974 American Surgical Association (ASA), 1971-20001717-21 [General business] [slides], 1971-20001722 [Annual meeting] Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1974 May 1-31723 Annual meeting, [New Orleans, Louisiana], 1985 Apr 25-271724 [Annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas], 1994 Apr 7-91725 [Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona], 1996 Apr 18-201726 Constitution and by-laws, 1979-1980 Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1974-19751727 27th annual conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974 Oct 6-101728 28th annual conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975 Sep 20-24 Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), 1972-1974, 19981729 [General business], 1972-19741730 [Annual meeting], Seattle, Washington, 1998 Nov 19-22 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), 1966-19891731-33 [General business], 1974-19851734 [Annual AAMI/FDA Conference on Medical Device Regulation], Washington, D.C., 1975 Nov 20-211735 Annual meeting [and exhibit program, Boston, Massachusetts], 1975 Mar 16-201736 Annual meeting and exhibit program, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1979 May 20-241737 [Annual meeting and exhibit program, Dallas, Texas], 1983 May 22-251738 Annual meeting and exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989 May 13-171739 Awards, 1982-19861740 Committee appointments, 19801741 [Committee on surgical implants], 1966, 19721742 Evaluation of Executive Director, 1983-19861743 [Executive Director] evaluation meeting, 1984 Apr 171744 Medical Instrument Society (Japan), 1981-1983181Medical Instrumentation [editorial board], 1977-1980182-3 Membership directory, 1976, 1986-1987184 Standards board, 1979-1980 Awards and Honors, 1969-2003185-6 [Academy of Medical Sciences USSR, Institute of Surgery, Alexander Vasilievich Vishnevsky (1874-1948) Medal], undated187 Minnesota Alumna Awards Committee, 2003188 Minnesota Medicine Honor Certificate, 1969189 [Modern Medicine Award for Distinguished Achievement], 1973 Jan 11810 [SUNY] Downstate Alumni Association [honorary membership], 1989-19901811 [SUNY Downstate Medical Center honorary degree], 19881812 [Alfred Blalock Dinner] [photograph], 19601813 [Blindness and Low Vision Resource/Education Fair], 1993-19981814 Brooklyn Surgical Society, 1970-19781815 Alexis Carrel anniversary symposium, Lyon, France, 1973 Feb 231816 Clarence Dennis Society, 1967-1974, 1986-19941817 [Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae] (CICD) 6th World Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 1980 Sep 16-191818 [Clarence and Mary Dennis symposium and dinner], 19901819-20 [Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Panel on review of cardiovascular medical devices], 1975-19761821-24 Foundation for Biomedical Research, 1986-1991, 19971825 International Academy for Artificial Organ Pioneers, 2003 International Cardiovascular Society (ICS), 1961-19771826 [General business], 1961, 1972-19751827 [North American chapter, Annual scientific meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada], 1973 Jun 21-221828 North American chapter [annual scientific meeting], Chicago, Illinois, 1974 Jun 21-221829 North American chapter annual scientific meeting, Rochester, New York, 1977 Jun 16-171830 International Conference on Biophysical Mechanisms in Vascular Homeostatis and Intravascular Thrombosis, 1964 Nov 9-10 International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC), 1967-19901831 [General business], 1966-1967, 1973-19871832 [Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina], 1969 Sep 20-251833 Congress, Moscow, Russia [photographs], 1971 Aug 21-281834-35 Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland [joint congress with International Cardiovascular Society], 1975 Sep 13-201836-37 Congress, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan [photograph, slides], 1977 Aug 25-Sep 111838-39 Congress, San Francisco, California, 1979 Sep 2-8191 Congress, Montreux, Switzerland, 1981 Sep 13-17192-3 [Handbooks], 1981, 1990194 North American chapter, 1968-1977, 1987-1990195-6 North American chapter - membership committee, 1974197 Program committee, 1973-1975 International Surgical Group (ISG), 1959-1999198 [General business] [photographs], 1966, 1975-1999199 Annual meeting, New York, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [audiotape reel], 1965 Sep 8-111910 Annual meeting, Oulu, Finland, 1977 Jul 1-31911 Annual meeting, Uppsala and Stockholm, Sweden, 1981 Sep 9-121912-13 Annual meeting and silver jubilee, London, England [photographs], 1982 Sep 19-211914 [Annual meeting], Bethesda, Maryland, 1987 Oct 18-201915 [Annual meeting], Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989 Sep 6-81916 [Notebook (includes American College of Surgeons)], 19591917 Nassau Surgical Society, 1975, 1981-19831918-21 National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), 1985-19881922 National Conference - Fundamentals of Vascular Grafting, 1962 Nov 5-61923 National Science Foundation, 1974 National Society for Medical Research, 1962-19871924-33 [General business], 1966-1987201-2 [General business], 1966-1987 Animal legislation, 1964-1984203 Animal welfare act, 1966, 1976-1981204 [ASAIO panel on impact of regulations on artificial organs research], 1982-1984205-6 Corresp[ondence] and talk with Visscher and others on legislation, 1966-1968207 Humane Society of the United States, 1964-1967208 Metcalf-Hatch Act, 1977-1978209 (Metcalf-Hatch law), 19772010 Metcalf-Hatch, 1978-19792011 Metcalf-Hatch law repealer, 19792012 [Metcalf-Hatch Repealer], 1978-19802013 Metcalf-Hatch Repealer Reversal, 19802014 Regulations governing research animals, 1976-19782015 Articles of incorporation, 1962-19662016 Board members, 1980-19832017 Board of directors [general business], 1977-1978 Committees, 1973-19782018 6 committees, 1977-19782019 6 committees - letters, 19782020 Nominating committee, 19732021 [Search committee for executive director -] App[ointmen]t of Dr. Grafton, 1976-19772022 Constitution and bylaws, 1976-19792023 Corporate papers [photograph], 1979-1981 Financial support, 1971-19842024 3M - Dennis Falder, 1978-19812025 American College of Surgeons, 1972-19792026 Becton-Dickinson, 1984 Feb 262027 C. R. Bard, [Inc.], 1983-19842028 Culpeper Foundation, 1982-19842029 Fund raising, 19822030 Letters to surg[ical chairmen] and deans, 19822031 Medtronic, 1979-19812032 Medtronic annual report, 19782033 Phillips Foundation, 19792034 Report to the American College of Surgeons [and the American Surgical Association], 1971, 1979-19802035 Society and school letters, 1977-19782036 [Solicitation letter to] deans, etc., 19822037 Founding and early hist[ory] of NSMR, 1979-19802038 [Institutional membership], 1974-19782039 ICBM (Intersociety Council for Biology and Medicine), 1978 Interviews, 1966-19822040 British Broadcasting Company, 19672041 WBLI radio, 19822042 WRFM [interview re: animal experimentation], 19662043 Lease [and emergency conference call], 1979-19802044 Littlewood crisis [correspondence], 1966-19702045 Lucy Eisenberg (article: "Scientists vs. animal lovers"), 19672046 M[aurice] B. Visscher correspondence, 1976-19822047 [Medical Instrumentation - Letter to editor], 1979 Meetings, 1972-19842048 [Board of directors and national council meetings,] Chicago, 1972 Feb 4-52049 [National council meeting and board of directors meeting], 1972 Feb 5-Aug 42050 [Board of directors meeting, Chicago, Illinois], 1973 Feb 112051 Minutes - Board of directors [and national council meetings], 1977-19782052 Board [of directors meeting] minutes, 1978-19792053-54 [Board of directors meeting], 1978 Jun 82055 Board [of directors meeting minutes], 1979 Jun 152056 [Board of directors] retreat, 1979 Nov 92057 [National] co[uncil] minutes, 1979 Nov 102058 Board [of directors meeting minutes], 1980 Mar 172059 [Board of directors] conference call, 1980 May 122060 Board [of directors] phone conf[erence], 1980 June 182061 Board [of directors] meeting and exec[utive] session, 1980 Sep 192062 Board [of directors and annual council meetings], 1980 Nov 14211 Board [of directors meeting], 1981 Mar 13212-3 Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1981 Jun 8214 Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1981 Sep 16215 Board of directors meeting, 1981 Dec 14216 Board [of directors] and co[uncil meetings], 1981 Dec 14-15217-8 Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1982 Mar 15219 [Finance and fundraising committee meeting, board of directors meeting], 1982 Jul 13-142110 Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1982 Jul 142111 Board [of directors] meeting and [annual] council meeting, 1982 Dec 13-142112 Board [of directors] meeting, 1983 Jun 12113 Finance and fund-raising committee [meeting], 1983 Jun 12114 Board [of directors meeting minutes], 1983 Oct 142115 Annual meeting, 1983 Dec 132116 Co[uncil] and annual meeting, 1983 Dec 132117 Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1984 Jul 132118 Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1984 Dec 102119 Message to AAMI [and Hewlett-Packard], 1982-19842120 New York, Life Science [conference], 19812121 ["Orphan Annie" comic strip], 19822122 Phone talks with John Sherman [re: merger], 1985 Publications, 1967-19842123 Annual report, 19782124 Annual report, 1979-19802125 Bulletins, 1966 Oct-1972 Feb2126 Minnesota Citizens' Committee for Health and Research [pamphlet], 19672127 [Reprints], 1967-19842128 Reports to American College of Surgeons, 1966-19692129 Reports to Int[ernational] Cardiovasc[ular] Soc[iety] on NSMR, 1963-19662130 [Representatives of Smith, Klein & French] M.S.& D., 1980 May 192131 [Research Animal Alliance] (RAA), 1979-1980284 New York Regional Vascular Society, 19792132 New York Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, 1971-19792133-35 New York State Society for Medical Research, Inc., 1957-19722136 Nobel Prize nominations [for Gibbon and Moore], 1975 Other Organizations, 1931-1991285 Certificates, 1931-1939, 19464122-25 Letters of recommendation, 1972-1991Access Restrictions:

    [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2022-2041]

    2137 Letters to the Editor, 1965-19672138 Notebooks, undated4126 Proposals - Memberships to societies, 1972-1981Access Restrictions:

    [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2047-2056]

    4127 Rapaport, Felix T. [- Recommendation requests for colleagues], 1990Access Restrictions:

    [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2040]

    2139 Pan-Pacific Surgical Association - 13th congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1975 Feb 15-212140 [Postgraduate course - Controversial problems in surgery V: What's new in surgery,] Kansas, 1981 Dec 7-92141 Royal Society of Medicine (England), 19732142 Yoshio Sako [retirement dinner], 19902143 Sigma Xi, 1972-19752144 Society for Biomaterials, 1974-19762145-48 Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 1972-1980, 1989, 1996-2000 Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), 1957-2001221 [General business], 1973-1987, 1993222 Annual meeting, [Chicago, Illinois], 1974 Jun 20-21223 [Annual meeting, Nashville, Tennessee], 1979 Jun 29-30224 [Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada], 2000 Jun 13-14225 [Annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland], 2001 Jun 10-11226-7 [Business] and Int[ernational Cardiovascular] Soc[iety business], 1957, 1971-1975, 1986-1988 Society of Clinical Surgery, 1948-1998228 [General business], 1972-1992229 Constitution and statistics, 19692210 [Meeting programs], 1972-1978, 1984-1991, 19982211 [Photographs], 1948-1958, 1972-1973, 1980, 1987 Society of Surgical Chairmen, 1965-19742212-13 [Meeting minutes, including] constitution and by-laws, 1965-19712214-15 Special task committee (SSC and AWS) [on NHLI policy needs], 1974 Society of University Surgeons, 1972-20002216-17 [General business], 1972-19832218 Annual meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 1974 Feb 14-162219 Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000 Feb 9-122220 [Handbook], 19732221 [Suffolk County Medical Society-sponsored radio interviews:] "Here's to your health" [audiocassette], 1983 Jan2222Surgery correspondence, 1972-1976 Symposia, 1976-19902223 Diseases of the colon and rectum: Current concepts and management, 1978-19892224 Heart disease in the newborn and infant, 1976 Mar 192225 Interdisciplinary advance in the care of surgical patients, undated2226 Microsurgery, undated2227 Tribute to Clarence Dennis, 1990 Apr 7-82228 [Veterans Administration] annual surgical conference: Medical district 3, 1987 Apr 32229 Vistamed, Inc. Scientific Advisory Board, 1983-1984 Series 13: Photographs, 1949-[ca. 1995] Personal, 1949-19902230 Abraham Lapidot, M.D. [- request for CD portrait inscription], 1978 Jul 272231 [Clarence Dennis portraits], 1949, [ca. 1950s, ca. 1986]2232 Garden, 1975 Jul2233 Home, 1975 Jun-Aug2234 [Miscellaneous], undated2235 Dr. Robert Porcelli, 19902236 [To Clarence Dennis from Bernard F. Gariepy, M.D.], 1955 Sep 292237 [Visit to W. Gerald Rainer's], 1974 Professional, 1950-[ca.1995]2238 2nd annual Kate and Dr. Harvey Cushing lectureship in surgery [memento photos], 1971-19722239 AAMI Talk History of Vascular Grafts, Dallas - Sawyer, 1983 May 232240 Appendicostomy, undated231 Basement A-11, 1964 May 12288 Brooklyn State Hospital - Heart lung machine, 1954232 [Cancer screeting at CDC], 1992 Dec 11233 Cuyahoga County Hospital [Grand Rounds?], 1973289 Dog lab, [1966]234 Duke's classif[ication] and TNM classif[ication] - 1980 statistics, 1980235 ["First machine-supported open-heart operaton in man"], 1951236 [Food product slicer - prototype], [ca. 1995]237 [Friends' and colleagues' portraits], 1967-1970, n.d.238 [Friends' and colleagues' portraits -] Dr. E. M. Schleicher, 1980239 [Friends' and colleagues' portraits -] Russell M. Nelson, M.D., 19752310 J. B. Lippincott Company, 19502311 [Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing commencement], 19712312-14 A legacy of surgical education [portraits], 1953-1971, n.d.2315 LHAD and LVAD [and miscellaneous charts and portraits], undated2316 LRS/MMPS Northport [graphs], 1981, 19872317 [Meeting of university surgeons, Downstate Medical Center], [ca. 1973?]2318 Miscellanous [professional events], 19672319 [Miscellanous professional events], 1976-1990, n.d.241 [Miscellanous research work], 1965, 1967, n.d.242 Miscellanous slides, 1950-1973, n.d.243 [Pump oxygenator in use], [ca. 1974?]244 Pump-oxygenator, Stuckey valve, 1950-1951, 1957245 [Requests for photographs], 1955-1961246 Surgery office - VAMC, undated247 [To Clarence Dennis from] Tetsuzo Akutsu, M.D., 1974248 U[niversity] of M[innesota], [equipment and operation] photos, 1952-1962249 Urinary conduct, [1986-1987]2410 VAMC and SUSB, 1970-19742411 Years of progress (Aug. 31, 1951-Feb. 29, 1972), 1951-1972

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Laboratory notes, correspondence, publications, and professional papers (46 linear feet; 1927-2003) chronicle the surgical and research career of Dr. Clarence Dennis. The papers span from his early education at Harvard College until his final years in Minnesota. The bulk of the collection documents Dennis's development of a pump-oxygenator, his research at the Veterans Administration, and his advocacy for the necessity of animal testing for medical advancement. The collection contains little in the way of personal materials.

    Three series represent Dennis's work on open-heart surgery and the pump-oxygenator: Series 4: Heart-Lung Research, Series 5: University of Minnesota, and Series 6: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Series 4 consists of Dennis's schematics for his pump-oxygenator and his laboratory notebooks chronicling his clinical trials for the apparatus. Included in Volume VI, 1951 is a detailed description of Dennis's first (ultimately unsuccessful) open-heart surgery on a human patient. The other two series contain materials which illustrate Dennis's administrative and educational duties; Series 8: State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook / Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) also contains materials of this type. Additionally, Series 8 documents Dennis's studies into how wounds heal after such procedures as vagotomies.

    Dennis's work as an administrator is further represented by Series 7: National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) and Series 9: Cancer Detection Center (CDC), University of Minnesota. The majority of Series 7 concerns Dennis's position paper on the status of the NHLI's Artificial Heart Program and the Institute's work with the Atomic Energy Commission to provide an energy source for the artificial heart. Series 9 focuses mainly on Dennis's attempts to expand cancer detection practices at the university, but it also highlights his abilities as a facilitator.

    Both Series 11: Writings and Lectures and Series 12: Professional Activities illustrate Dennis's professional development. Series 11 contains drafts, manuscripts, illustrations, and final prints for the dozens of articles written by Dennis throughout his career; the series also includes notes and drafts for lectures and talks given by him on various occasions. Several different national and international medical organizations are represented in Series 12, but the bulk of the series documents the activities of the National Society for Medical Research and its successors.

    Personal material constitutes a small portion of the collection. Series 1: Personal and Biographical includes biographical articles and sketches as well as information on his early education; Series 3: Patents reflects Dennis's interest in inventing non-medical devices along with various medical apparatuses. Both Series 2: Correspondence and Series 13: Photographs contain a mixture of personal and professional materials.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: Personal and Biographical, 1927-1999 [series]:

    Series 1 provides details regarding the personal life of Clarence Dennis through biographical sketches, curriculum vitae, medical licenses, and other items that are arranged alphabetically by folder title. There are also two subseries: Articles about Dennis and Education. Materials in the first subseries include career-spanning profiles, discussions of medical research, and book chapters; folders in this subseries are arranged chronologically by date. The second subseries consists of a yearbook, notebooks, diaries, and reunion materials relating to Dennis's early education. The folder "The relation of blood sugar to lactic acid in the normal animal" contains an untitled 75-page manuscript, outline, and notes written during his time at Harvard College. Education materials are grouped together by academic institution and arranged chronologically by date.

    1 1
    [Biographical sketch], [1973-1974]
    1 2-3
    Curriculum vitae, 1972-[ca. 1995]
    1 4
    Herter's Inc. [hunting and fishing supplies], 1959-1970
    1 5
    [Hunting and fishing licenses], 1962-1974
    1 6
    Medical license, U.S. Treasury Dept. Bureau of Narcotics, 1938-1944
    1 7
    [Medical licenses, District of Columbia], 1971-1981
    1 8
    [Medical licenses, Minnesota], 1936, 1951-1999
    1 9
    [Medical licenses, New York], 1951-1990
    1 10
    Mileage ration, 1940-1945
    1 11
    Phoenicia Fish and Game Association membership pins, 1968-1975
    25 1
    Records for customs, 1960-1961
     
    Articles About Dennis, 1972-1999 [subseries]:
    1 12
    Vjesnik u Srijedu, 1972 Jul 26
    1 13
    Modern Medicine, vol. 41, no. 2, 1972-1973
    1 14
    Hospital tribune, vol. 7, no. 34, 1973 Oct 8
    1 15
    Who's Who entry, 1974-1990
    1 16
    Leonard Wilson, [Illustrations from Medical Revolution] [photocopies], 1990
    1 17
    Sawyer, Philip N. [Detective story: a biomedical odyssey], 1996-1998
    1 18
    Cover art, Archives of Surgery, vol. 132, no. 7, 1997 Jul
    1 19
    Miller, Wayne [chapter in King of Hearts, "Rivers of Blood"], 1997-1998
    1 20
    Science & Health, vol. 1, 1999
     
    Education, 1927-1995 [subseries]:
     
    Central High School, 1927, 1995 [subseries]:
    1 21
    The Cehisean - a book of memories - St. Paul, Minn[esota], 1927
    1 22
    Class of '30, Central H.S. reunion, 1995
     
    Harvard College, 1927-1976 [subseries]:
    1 23
    Math. C.II, 1927-1928
    1 24
    Chemistry 8, 1929
    1 25
    Mathematics 2, 1929
    1 26
    "The relation of blood sugar to lactic acid in the normal animal" [thesis?], 1929
    1 27
    Mathematics 21, 1930
    27 1
    [Diploma], 1931 Jun 28
    1 28
    Harvard 1931 class directory, 1976
     
    Johns Hopkins University, 1932-1985 [subseries]:
    1 29
    Neurology, 1932
    1 30
    Neurology, summer session, 1932
    1 31
    Year book [diary], 1933
    1 32
    Diary, 1934
    1 33
    Notebook, 1934
    1 34
    Notes on Dr. Firor's courses, 1934
    27 2
    [Diploma, Doctor of Medicine], 1935 Jun 11
    1 35
    [Class of 1935 - 40th reunion], 1974-1975
    1 36
    Class of 1935 - 50th reunion dinner [photographs], 1985
     
    Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-2000 [series]:

    This small series contains a mixture of personal and professional correspondence that covers a variety of topics. There are two subseries: General Correspondence and Individuals. The contents of the General Correspondence folders are arranged chronologically by date. The Individuals subseries, arranged alphabetically by last name, bring together folders of letters from such correspondents as Owen H. Wangensteen and Mary Dennis, Clarence Dennis's second wife. Further correspondence specifically documenting Dennis's work at particular institutions is located in Series 6-9.

     
    General Correspondence, 1934-2000 [subseries]:
    1 37
    1934-1939
    1 38
    1951-1960 Feb
    1 39
    [phonograph disc], 1960 Mar-1962
    1 40
    1963-1969 Apr
    1 41
    [slides], 1969 Jun-1972
    2 1
    1973-1974 Sep
    2 2
    1974 Oct-Dec
    2 3
    1975-1985
    2 4
    1986-1989
    2 5
    [photographs], 1990-2000
     
    Individuals, 1956-1998 [subseries]:
    2 6
    Davis, A[da] R. [photograph], 1989
    2 7
    [de Almedia, Antonio Castro], 1989-1993
    2 8
    Dennis, Geo[rge re: insurance], 1956-1974
    2 9
    [Dennis (nee Steinhilper), Mary], 1975-1976
    2 10
    Howard, John M., 1998
    2 11
    Nelson, Russell M., 1998
    2 12
    Oliver, Robert I. [photograph], 1998
    2 13
    Shumway, Norman E., 1998
    2 14-15
    Wangensteen, Owen H., 1956-1968
     
    Series 3: Patents, 1964-2001 [series]:

    Materials in this series pertain to the various medical and culinary devices invented by Dennis, particularly a food slicer developed in the 1990s. Series 3 is comprised of copies of patents, patent applications, correspondence, brochures, instructions, illustrations, and invoices. Folders are arranged chronologically by date.

    2 16
    [Patent #3,303,841 - Process and Apparatus for Pressurizing Lower Extremities of Patient during Ventricular Diastole], 1964-1967
    2 17
    Atrial septotome [photographs], 1968-1969
    2 18
    Edward Weck & Company [surgical apparatus prototypes], 1971-1972
    2 19
    Wound splint closure, 1972-1974
    2 20
    [Argyle-Dennis Gastrointestinal Sump Tube], 1984-1985
    2 21
    [Poultry drain board], 1984-2000
     
    Food product slicer, 1993-2001 [subseries]:
    2 22-23
    [Patent #5,383,384], 1993-1995
    2 24
    Base patents, [ca. 1995]
    2 25
    [Patent #5,566,602] patent challenge, 1995
    2 26
    [Patent #5,566,602], 1995-1996
    2 27
    [Production and instructions], 1997-2000
    2 28-29
    [Patent #5,881,621], 1997-2001
     
    Series 4: Heart-Lung Bypass Research, 1947-1966 [series]:

    This series chronicles Dennis's early clinical trials during the development of a pump-oxygenator with Dr. Jackson Stuckey and Dr. Karl Karlson. These contain dog and human trials that were conducted at the University of Minnesota and continued at the State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center. The series consists of protocol books and dog records documenting the raw experiment data and conclusions gathered as well as oversized schematics for the Dennis-Stuckey-Karlson pump mechanism. All of these materials are grouped by type and arranged chronologically.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

     
    Protocol books, 1947-1966 [subseries]:
    2 30
    [Index], 1947-1966
    2 31
    1947 Aug 27-1949 Oct 27
    2 32
    1949 Sep 19-Oct 26
    2 33
    [Volume II], 1949 Oct 31-1950 Mar 30
    2 34
    [Volume III], 1950 Apr 3-Jun 14
    3 1
    1950 Apr 8-1954 Oct 1
    3 2
    [Volume IV], 1950 Jul 5-Sep 27
    3 3
    [Volume V], 1950 Sep 28-1951 Mar 9
    3 4-5
    [Volume VI], 1951 Mar 13-Aug 2
    3 6
    [Volume VII], 1951 Nov 21-1952 Aug 26
    3 7
    [1952 Aug 26-1953 Feb 4]
    3 8
    [Volume IX], 1953 Feb 24-Oct 22
    25 5-10
    1953 Sep 9-1954 Jun 17
    25 11-13
    [1954 Jul 14-1956 Dec 27]
    30 2-3
    [Name redacted], 1955 Apr 28-1956 Jul 1 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    3 9
    [Volume I], 1956 Jul 7-1957 Mar 21
    30 4
    [Volume II], 1957 Mar 22-Nov 20 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 5
    [Name redacted], 1957 Nov 25-1959 Apr 10 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 6-7
    [Name redacted], 1959 Apr 14-Dec 30 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    3 10
    1960 Jan 4-Dec 30
    3 11
    1961 Jan 3-1962 Dec 21
    3 12
    1961 Dec 6-1962 Feb 5
    3 13
    Surgical research lab, Dr. Stuckey, 1963 Jan 2-1965 May 11
    30 8
    [Name redacted], 1965 May-1966 May [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    Dog records, 1951-1953 [subseries]:
    3 14
    1951 Oct 23-1952 Sep 10
    3 15
    1952 Oct 3-1953 Jun 5
    4 1
    1952 Nov
    29 3
    [Schematics for Dennis-Stuckey-Karlson pump mechanism], 1952
     
    Series 5: University of Minnesota, [ca. 1935]-1956 [series]:

    Information about Dennis's graduate education and early administrative and research work can be found in this series. Notable items include his masters and doctoral theses and a diary spanning from 1941-1956 in which he recorded impressions of various conferences, trips, personal activities, and colleagues. There are three subseries: Education, Administrative Files, and Medical Studies. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by folder date.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

     
    Education, [ca. 1935]-1940 [subseries]:
    4 2
    [Amputations], [ca. 1935]
    4 3
    [School records], 1936-1940
    4 4
    Studies on intestinal absorption and secretion [master's degree thesis], 1938 May
    27 6
    [Masters diploma], 1938 Jun 13
    4 5
    Summary of thesis, 1940 May
    4 6
    The relation of the physiological behavior of the human appendix to the problem of appendicitis [PhD thesis], 1940 May
    4 7
    [PhD diploma], 1940 Jun 15
     
    Administrative Files, 1938-1956 [subseries]:
    4 8
    [Notice of appointment - academic personnel], 1938-1951
    4 9
    [Selective service qualification], 1941-1943
    4 10
    Record [Diary], 1941-1956
    30 9
    Diary, 1950 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    Medical Studies, 1936-1951 [subseries]:
    30 10
    Notebook [photographs], 1936 May 15-1937 Aug 30 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 11
    Notebook, 1937 Aug 31-1942 Jan 4 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 12
    [Fluid levels], 1940-1942 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 13
    Ruptured appendix M[inneapolis] G[eneral] H[ospital], 1946-1948 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 14
    C[hronic] U[lcerative] C[olitis] follow-ups, 1946-1951 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    4 11
    Vagotomy study sheets [1 of 2], [1947]-1950
    30 15
    Vagotomy study sheets [2 of 2] [photographs, negatives], [1947]-1950 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 16
    Site of perforated appendix, [ca. 1948] [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 17
    Wire suture closure work sheets, 1948-1951 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 18
    Appendicitis appointments, 1950 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 19
    Replies from ruptured appendix patients, 1950-1951 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    Series 6: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, 1951-1977 [series]:

    Dennis's career as chairman of the Downstate Medical Center's new Department of Surgery is documented in this series, which includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, diaries, daily appointment books, research notes, and other material. The series is divided into four subseries: Administrative Files, Diaries and Schedules, Medical Studies, and Sabbatical. The Diaries subseries provide documentation of Dennis's personal life and reflections. Materials in the fourth subseries cover the sabbatical year Dennis spent in Stockholm, Sweden. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by folder date.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

     
    Administrative Files, 1951-1977 [subseries]:
    4 12
    Data sheet in evaluation of vagotomy for chronic ulc[erative] colitis, undated
    4 13
    [Heart-lung machine press release], 1951
    4 14
    Hospital affiliations, 1951-1967
    4 15
    Adelphi hospital, 1956-1960
    4 16
    [Arrangements for talks and lectures], 1962-1971
    4 17
    Visit of Wisconsin Surgical [Club], 1964-1965
    4 18
    Directions for changing ileostomy bags, [ca. 1965]
    4 19
    Professional ethics, 1965
    4 20
    Army pulsatile blood pump (Diamond Labs), 1965-1968
    4 21
    Nurses' commencement [photographs], 1965-1971
    4 22
    Congressional open house, 1966
    4 23
    Coronary contract with NIH, 1966
    4 24
    Wangensteen honors program - Minneapolis, Minn[esota], 1967 May 4-6
    40 2
    Dr. Thomas M. Parker [photograph], 1967-1968 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    4 25
    [10th Annual Adolf Gundersen Visiting Professorship,] Marquette School of Med[icine], Milwaukee, Wis[consin] [photograph], 1968 May 13-15
    4 26
    Mr. Thomas Fenlon (attorney) [Medical Practice Group of the Department of Surgery], 1969-1971
    4 27
    Distinguished professorship (Dr. Dennis), 1970-1971
    4 28
    Progress report, pump-oxygenator-methods, 1971
    4 29
    [Resignation], 1971-1972
    4 30
    Surgical research in the V[eterans] A[dministration], 1971-1972
    4 31
    [Veterans Administration Central Office] (VACO) offer, 1971-1973
    4 32
    Legal summons, 1971-1977
    4 33
    [Certificate of appreciation,] Kings County Hospital Center, NYC, 1972
    4 34
    [Professor Emeritus notification], 1973
    4 35
    DMC - Kings County Hospital Center [professional staff meeting], 1974
     
    Diaries and Schedules, 1955-1972 [subseries]:
    4 36
    Note books, 1955-1958
    30 21
    [Daily schedule books], 1957-1959 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    4 37-39
    [Daily schedule books], 1960-1972
    4 40-42
    [Diary], 1958-1968
     
    Medical Studies, 1956-1972 [subseries]:
    30 22
    Truncal vagotomy in inflammatory bowel disease, 1956 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    4 43
    Dr. Aka - appendix, 1960
    4 44
    Wound splints, 1961-1972
    4 45
    Bleeding ulcer, 1962
    4 46
    Wound closure - double blind study (Dr. Kurtz-Deknatel), 1962-1967
    4 47
    Lab. reports - Dr. Chiu, 1963
    4 48
    Tumor registry report, SUNY, 1967-1971
    5 1
    [Correspondence re: vagotomy patients], 1972-1973
     
    Sabbatical, 1957-1964 [subseries]:
    5 2-4
    Correspondence, 1957-1964
    5 5
    Sweden - sabbatical, 1958-1959
    5 6
    Research laboratory - thoracic clinic, 1960-1961
    5 7
    [Expense book for Sweden sabbatical], 1961
    5 8
    Svenska AB gasaccumulator [photographs], 1961
     
    Series 7: National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), 1962-1979 [series]:

    Materials in this series document Dennis's work as Director of the Artificial Heart Program, later renamed the Medical Devices Applications Program. The majority of Series 7 concerns Dennis's position paper on the status of the NHLI's Artificial Heart Program and the Institute's work with the Atomic Energy Commission on providing an energy source for the artificial heart. There are five subseries: Administrative Files, Correspondence, Position Paper on NHLI Technological Development, Reports, and Research. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by the first date in the folder date range, then alphabetically by folder title.

    Portions of the series are restricted.

     
    Administrative Files, 1967-1976 [subseries]:
    5 9
    Artificial heart program - NIH, 1967-1971
    40 3-5
    Dr. [Stephen] Bruck [photographs, audiotapes], 1969-1973
    5 10
    [N.]H.L.I. offer, 1971-1972
    5 11-12
    Office harmony, 1971-1974
    5 13-14
    Dr. [Theodore] Cooper, 1972-1973
    5 15-16
    Crises - NIH, 1972-1974
    5 17
    Dr. [Lowell] Harmison, 1972-1975
    5 18
    [Medical Devices Applications Committee], 1972-1973
    5 19-22
    [U.S.-U.S.S.R. Health Exchange Program] [photographs], 1972-1976
    5 23
    Abuses, 1973-1974
    5 24
    Brooklyn Hospital, 1973-1974
    5 25
    [Daily schedule books], 1973-1974
    5 26
    DHEW - functional programming worksheets, 1973-1974
    5 27
    Experience at NHLI, 1973
    5 28
    Management, 1973-1974
    5 29
    Current status of mechanical circulatory assistance, 1974
    5 30
    Employee service statement, 1974
    5 31-32
    FDA [Cardiovascular] Panel meetings, 1974 Mar-Aug
    5 33
    NHLI executive staff meetings, 1974
    5 34
    Search suggestions, 1974
    5 35-36
    U.S.-U.S.S.R. Health Exchange Program, Cardiovascular Area, 1974-1975
    5 37
    NIH visiting scientist certification [photographs], 1975
     
    Correspondence, 1962-1979 [subseries]:
     
    [Letters of recommendation], 1962-1978 [subseries]:
    40 6
    A to G, 1972-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2022-2024]
    40 7
    H to R, 1972-1978 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2022-2028]
    40 8
    S to W, 1962-1964, 1972-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2022-2024]
    5 38
    Letters re: departure [from SUNY], 1971-1972
    5 39
    Letters re: [N]HLI job, 1971-1972
    6 1
    DMC to DC, 1972-1974
     
    [General], 1972-1974 [subseries]:
    6 2
    A-H, 1972-1974
    6 3
    I-M, 1972-1974
    6 4
    N-R, 1972-1974
    6 5
    S-V, 1972-1974
    6 6
    W, 1972-1974
    6 7
    Georgetown University, 1972-1979
    6 8
    Job opportun[ities], 1973-1974
    6 9
    NHLI - memorandum, 1974
    6 10
    [U.S. Atomic Energy Commission / Dr. William Mott], 1974
     
    Position Paper on NHLI Technological Development, 1972-1978 [subseries]:
    6 11
    Faults in program, 1972-1974
    6 12
    Consultants, [ca. 1973]
    6 13
    Cardiac Funct[ions] Branch, 1973-1974
    6 14
    Initial organization, 1973-1974
    6 15
    Unpegged suggestions, 1973
    6 16
    Completed segments, 1974
    6 17
    Misc[ellaneous] categories index, 1974
    6 18
    "The program on the development of an artificial heart: an evaluation", 1974 Nov
    6 19-21
    [Updated] Position paper on artificial heart, 1974-1978
     
    Reports, 1966-1974 [subseries]:
    6 22
    "Artificial heart devices and systems: a conceptual phase study", 1966
    6 23
    [Summary reports of heart research], 1968-1969
    6 24-25
    [Cardiovascular] devices, 1969-1974
    6 26-27
    [Division of Technological Applications] annual reports, 1969-1973
    6 28
    "Fact sheet: artificial parts for the heart and blood vessels", 1970
    6 29
    "Medical Devices: a Legislative Plan", 1970-1974
    6 30
    Chemical & Engineering News [articles on artificial organs], 1971 Apr 5
    6 31
    ["Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Artificial Organs"], 1972
    6 32
    "Entwicklung von kreislaufunterstutzungs - und - ersatzsystemen," Freien Universitat Berlin ["Development of the Circulatory and Replacement Systems"], 1972-1973
    6 33
    Lung division, 1972-1974
    6 34
    The Med[ical] Devices Applications Program of the NHLI - [Technical reports from contracts], 1972
    6 35
    "Multiple-layered intimal linings by perfusion culture" annual report, 1972-1973
    6 36
    The President's Advisory Panel on Heart Disease, 1972
    26 2
    "Totally implantable artificial heart", 1972
    6 37
    Indices from plan, [ca. 1973]
    6 38
    Annual progress report - "Available space for a totally implantable cardiac prosthesis," [Cleveland Clinic Foundation], 1973-1974
    6 39
    [Annual report] "Development of blood-compatible materials: heparinized surfaces and platelet protective agents," [Battelle], 1973
    6 40
    Annual updating of National Plan, 1973
    6 41
    Contracting problems at NIH, 1973
    6 42
    DHEW publication no. (NIH) 74-191 - "The totally implantable artificial heart," NHLI, 1973
    6 43
    DHEW publication no. (NIH) 74-371 - "A brief report on the status of long-life cardiac pacemaker development", 1973
    6 44
    "Extramural activities in cardiology, Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases", 1973
    7 1
    "Federal agency development in medical engineering", 1973
    7 2
    "Fact Book", 1973
    7 3
    Report promised to others, 1973-1974
    7 4
    "Study of engineering in medicine and health care", 1973-1974
    7 5
    S.2368, Report no. 93-670 - In the Senate of the U.S., 1973 Aug 3
    7 6
    Ultrasonic diagnostic signal processing, 1973-1974
    7 7-8
    Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory [reports], 1973-1974
    7 9
    Listing from updated plan, [ca. 1974]
    7 10
    DHEW publication no. (NIH) 75-626 - "The left ventricular assist device", 1974
    7 11
    First annual report of director, NHLI, 1974
    7 12
    First annual report of the National Heart and Lung Advisory Council, 1974
    7 13
    LVAD - Robert S. Litwak, M.D. [photographs], 1974
    7 14
    Radiation and radioisotope imaging technology [task group report], 1974
    7 15
    Subject index of current research grants and contracts, NHLI, 1974
    7 16
    "Ultrathin Membranes for Blood Oxygenators" - North Star Research Institute, 1974
     
    Research, 1966-1975 [subseries]:
    7 17
    NHLI - Division of Tech[nical] Applications [RFPs for biomaterials contracts], 1966-1973
    40 10-14
    NHLI - biomaterials contract review meeting, 1970-1973 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2045-2048
    40 15
    [Division of Blood Diseases and Resources summary statements], 1971-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2046-2049]
    7 18-19
    [McBee Keysort cards containing grants data], 1971-1974
    7 20
    Dr. Leininger - [proposed] survey [of blood materials interface], 1972
    40 16
    NHLI program project committee, 1972-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2045-2049]
    7 21-22
    [Research trip to] Germany and Austria [photographs], 1972-1975
    40 17-18
    U.S. Atomic Energy Commission [photographs], 1972-1975 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2045-2049]
    7 23-25
    U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1972-1975
    7 26
    Coordin[ation] of technol[ogy] dev[elopment] in NHLI, 1973-1974
    40 19
    NHLI/DHVD Cardiovascular Devices Branch contract renewal review, 1973-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048-2049]
    40 20-22
    NHLI program project committee, 1973-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048-2049]
    40 23-31
    NHLI [research grant proposals] summary statements, 1973-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048-2049]
    41 1
    NHLI [research grant proposals] summary statements, 1973-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048-2049]
    41 2
    R.F.P.'s, 1973-1974 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048-2049]
    41 3
    Research grants, 1973 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048]
    41 4-6
    SUNY - Philip N. Sawyer, M.D., 1973 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048]
    41 6a
    Technical proposal - Artificial heart with intrinsic control-5, W. J. Kolff, M.D., 1973 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2048]
    7 27
    ARCO nuclear company, 1974
    7 28
    Available devices, 1974-1977
    7 29
    [Criteria for Clinical Investigative Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices], 1974
    7 30
    Instrumentation [contracts], 1974
    41 7
    NHLI grants and applications, 1974 Sep [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2049]
    7 31
    [Proposals], 1974
    7 32
    Pumps, 1974
    41 8
    Review of NHLI energy system contract renewal proposals, 1974
    7 33
    Superconducting instruments - Develco, Inc., 1974
    7 34
    Synth[etic] cardiac valves, [1974]
    41 9
    Wesolowski, S. Adam [grant application], 1974
     
    Series 8: State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook / Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), 1943-2003 [series]:

    An extensive amount of material from Dennis's canine and human clinical research can be found in Series 8 along with additional evidence of his administrative capabilities. The series consists of five subseries: Research Project 1 - Wound Study, Research Project 2 - Urinary Conduit Study, Other Research Studies, Administrative Files, and Correspondence.

    The Research Project 1 - Wound Study subseries is comprised of research protocols, human patient surgery files, and summary reports from Dennis's study on the effect of figure-of-8 sutures in hard-to-heal wounds. It has three sub-subseries: Protocols, Clinical Trial, and Data Analysis. The Research Project 2 - Urinary Conduit Study subseries consists of research protocols and raw surgery data from dog and human trials in creating a substitute urinary conduit. This subseries is divided into two sub-suberies - Protocols and Animal Subjects - and a folder of "[Human] Urinary Conduit Cases". Folders in the first three subseries are arranged chronologically by the first date in the folder date range, then alphabetically by folder title.

    The Administrative Files subseries is divided into three sub-subseries: SUNY Stony Brook, VAMC Northport, and Clarence and Mary Dennis professorship and endowment fund. Notable folders in the SUNY Stony Brook sub-subseries include the various Visiting Professorship folders that contain Dennis's notes on the lectures and photographs of Dennis with the speakers. Materials in the Correspondence subseries include general correspondence, letters of recommendation, and letters of appreciation. The Administrative Files subseries and Correspondence subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

     
    Research Project 1 - Wound Study, 1980-1989 [subseries]:
     
    Protocols, 1980-1987 [subseries]:
    7 35
    [Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints], [ca. 1980]
    7 36
    Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints, 1980
    7 37
    McGill-Melzack pain questionnaire, 1980
    7 38
    Misc[ellaneous] nutritional reports and data forms, 1980
    7 39
    Combined protocol [Projects 1 and 2], 1982
    7 40
    Consent forms [blank], [1982-1987]
    8 1-2
    Fig[ure]-of-8 and wound splints, 1982
    41 11-12
    Fig[ure]-of-8 SUH protocol, 1982 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2057]
    8 3-4
    [Packets for recording on each patient], 1982-1987
    8 5
    [Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints] [photographs], 1983-1985
    41 13
    [Approval for human subjects - SUSB], 1985-1987 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2057-2059]
    8 6
    Combined protocol - resubmission [photographs], 1985
    8 7
    [Through-and-through monofilament sutures over wound splints], 1986
    8 8
    Immediate postoperative feeding, 1987
     
    Clinical Trial, 1980-1988 [subseries]:
    30 25
    [Name redacted], 1980-1985 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 26
    Wound study - master list, 1981-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    30 27-30
    V.A. wound study file [index cards] - A-M, 1981-1987 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    31 1-3
    V.A. wound study file [index cards] - Mc-Z, 1981-1987 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    8 9
    Randomization schedule for wound study, 1981
    31 4-12
    Group A, 1-49 - under 55 [photographs, slides], 1981-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    31 13-19
    Group B, 1-69 - 55 to 69 [photographs, slides], 1981-1983 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    32 1-15
    Group B, 70-210 - 55 to 69 [photographs, slides], 1983-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 1-10
    Group C, 1-67 - 70 years and over [photographs], 1981-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 11
    SUNY not randomized [photographs], 1981-1987 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 12-13
    Fig-of-8 abdominal wound closure over wound splints [photographs, slide, negatives], 1982-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 14-15
    Not randomized [photographs], 1982-1986 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 16
    VAMC file of SUNY randomized A group - under 55 years of age [photographs], 1982-1985 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 17
    VAMC file of SUNY randomized B group - 55-69 years of age [photographs], 1982-1984 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 18
    VAMC file of SUNY randomized C group - 70 years of age and over [photographs], 1982-1985 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 19
    Misc[ellaneous] refusals, p[atien]ts who signed out AMA and non-abdominal procedures, 1982-1984 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    33 20-24
    Excluded cases [photographs], 1984-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    34 1
    Lost photo lists from medical media, 1985-1986 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    Data Analysis, 1981-1989 [subseries]:
    34 2
    List of wound study patients for follow up, 1981-1987 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    8 10
    [Summary of data of non-randomized cases], 1981-1987
    42 4
    Wound study data [charts], 1981-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    8 11
    Wound study - old data and notes, 1982-1985
    8 12
    Text for video on wound study [slides], 1985-1987
    8 13
    Wound study results, 1986-1989
    26 3
    Evaluation of data on pain in the wound study, 1989
    8 14
    [Study on the healing of abdominal wall wounds], [ca. 1989]
     
    Research Project 2 - Urinary Conduit Study, 1943-1989 [subseries]:
     
    Protocols, 1943-1988 [subseries]:
    8 15
    Original copy of Dr. Dennis's procedure, n.d., 1943-1965
    8 16
    Reinvestigation of ileocecal appendiceal bladder substitution, 1981-1982
    8 17
    Anast[omotic] strictures in defunctionized bowel, 1984-1986
    8 18
    [Reinvestigation of ileocecal appendiceal bladder substitution], 1984-1987
    8 19
    Urinary conduit extra sheets, etc. - from re-submission [photographs], 1985-1986
    8 20
    [Approval for] Human subjects - SUSB, 1986-1987
     
    Animal Subjects, 1982-1989 [subseries]:
    8 21-41
    Dogs 1-18 [photographs], 1982-1988
    9 1-13
    Dogs 19-29 [photographs], 1984-1988
    9 14
    Absorption graphs [control dogs], 1983-1984
    9 15
    Lab reports [on canine experiments], 1983-1985
    9 16
    Techniques, 1984-1988
    9 17-19
    Dogs #G.I. 1-3 [photographs], 1987-1988
    9 20
    Completion of canine [urinary conduit] experiments, 1988-1989
    34 3
    [Human] urinary conduit cases, 1987-1989 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    Other Research Studies, [ca. 1975]-1989 [subseries]:
    9 21
    Effect of external counterpulsation on the collateral coronary circulation following experimental myocardial infarction, [ca. 1975?]
    9 22
    Quantification of myocardial infarction and pulmonary edema by nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation times and tissue water content, [1976]
    9 23-26
    Treatment of malignancies by radio frequency beam, 1976-1977
    9 27
    Tumor eradication by radiofrequency therapy, 1976
    9 28
    Rapaport - transplant study, 1982
    9 29
    [Intraoperative high flow antegrade irrigation] (IHAI) - Leiboff project [photographs, negatives], 1983-1986
    9 30
    [Psychotropic drugs and fatal colon dysfunction], 1983
    34 4
    Sump tube stent [photographs], 1983-1986 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    34 5
    [Intraluminal intestinal bypass trial - Dr. Ravo], 1984-1986 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    9 31
    [Postoperative peritoneal lavage for diffuse peritonitis], 1984-1986
    9 32-35
    Experiment on cats with Dr. [Robert] Porcelli and Dr. Pamela Demian, 1989
     
    Administrative Files, 1973-2003 [subseries]:
     
    SUNY Stony Brook, 1973-1989 [subseries]:
    9 36
    [Clarence Dennis Day], 1987 Jun 6
    9 37
    Conference on proposed work on etiology of some inflammatory diseases of the colon, 1975-1976
    9 38
    Culpeper visiting professorship [John C. Goligher], 1980-1982
    9 39
    Curriculum committee, 1974-1977
    9 40
    [General business], 1977-1989
    9 41-46
    Grand rounds, 1975-1988
    9 47
    Hospital appointments, 1973-1987
    9 48
    Ltrs due [- Faculty retirement and honorary degree], 1987-1989
    41 14
    [Mandatory retirement waiver from Civil Service Commission], 1979-1982 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2054-2057]
    34 6
    [Medical malpractice lawsuit], 1981 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    9 49
    Teresa Roemer (Volunteer), 1987
    9 50
    [Seminar:] Acute Pulmonary Insufficiency, 1978
    9 51
    Seminar on surgical infections, 1980 Nov 13
    41 15
    Luann Spano, 1986 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2036]
    9 52
    Stony Brook Surgical Associates, P.C., 1984
    41 16
    Summer lab students [Simons Fellowship], 1985-1986 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2060-2061]
    9 53
    [SUNY Continuing Medical Education], 1978-1984
    9 54
    SUNY [Brooklyn] - Archives and history of medicine collection [strategic plan], 1989
    10 1-3
    SUNY Stony Brook [job offer and retirement benefits], 1973-1989
    10 4
    Surgical spring clerkship, 1984
    10 5-7
    Visiting speakers program of the Dep[artment] of Surgery [photographs], 1975-1988
    10 8-17
    Visiting professors, 1976-1987
    10 18-19
    Visiting professors [Dennis notecards], 1976-1988
    10 20-22
    Weekly reminder [daily schedule books], 1976-1988
     
    VAMC Northport, 1975-1998 [subseries]:
    10 23
    [Associate Chief of Staff] (ACOS) for research and development, 1986-1988
    10 24
    [Biomedical Sciences colloquium in honor of Clarence Dennis], 1988 Nov 2
    10 25
    Ethicon - wound splints, 1975-1983
    10 26
    Misc. [notes and correspondence], 1982-1989
    10 27
    Nassau Surgical Society, 1982
    41 17
    Northport Med[ical] Research Foundation, 1985-1998 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2060-2073]
    10 28
    "Northport Notations" [newsletter], 1976-1987
    34 7-8
    Operations, 1967-1988 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    10 29
    Research and development, 1976-1988
     
    Clarence and Mary Dennis professorship and endowment fund, 1988-2003 [subseries]:
    10 30-32
    [General business] [photographs], 1988-2003
    10 33
    Initial letters re: fellowship, 1990-1992
    10 34
    Michael E. Zenilman, M.D., [ca. 2002]
     
    Correspondence, 1965-1989 [subseries]:
    10 35-36
    General correspondence [photograph], 1974-1989
    10 37
    Letters of apprec[iation] of staff, 1982
    10 38
    Letters on move to Stony Brook, 1974-1975
    41 18
    [Letters of recommendation], 1976-1983 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2026-2033]
    41 19
    [Letters of recommendation - Dr. Sylvain Pitzele], 1965-1978 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2018-2028]
    10 39
    Memos to Soroff, 1975-1988
    10 40-41
    Urol[ogists] Correspondence Club, 1987-1988
    10 42
    Wait, Richard, 1993
     
    Series 9: Cancer Detection Center (CDC), University of Minnesota, 1983-2000 [series]:

    This series provides details on Dennis's activities as director of the Cancer Detection Center (CDC) from 1991-1996. The majority of the series consists of administrative papers, reflecting Dennis's shift away from surgical work. Researchers should note that many documents are printed in large font because Dennis was rendered legally blind by macular degeneration. There are three subseries: Administrative Files, Research Files, and Studies. The group of "CDC Closure Crisis" folders in first subseries pertains to the center's efforts to avoid a budget induced closure. The Administrative Files subseries and Research Files subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title; the Studies subseries is arranged chronologically by the first date in the folder date range, then alphabetically by folder title.

    Portions of the series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

     
    Administrative Files, 1987-2000 [subseries]:
    10 43-44
    AARP [Andrus Foundation grant application], 1992-1995
    11 1
    Admin[istrative] flurry, 1993
    11 2
    American Cancer Society - MN chapter, 1992
    11 3
    [Application for staff appointment], 1993-1995
    11 4
    Cancer Detection Center brochures, 1991-1992
     
    CDC Closure Crisis, 1991-1995 [subseries]:
    11 5
    [Justification for the CDC] [slides, computer disk], 1992-1993
    11 6-8
    Future of the CDC, 1993-1995
    34 10
    Letters for CDC, 1993-1995 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    11 9
    Ernest A. Lindstrom, 1993-1995
    11 10
    Gov. Arne Carlson, 1994 Feb-Oct
    11 11
    Legislators, 1994-1995
    11 12
    [Legislature], 1994-1995
    11 13
    Candidates, 1991-1992
    11 14
    Colorectol [services], 1992-1993
    34 11
    Complaints [by patients], 1992-1993 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    11 15
    [Comprehensive] Cancer Center (CCC), 1992-1994
    11 16
    CCC vs. CDC, 1992-1993
    11 17
    [Comprehensive Cancer Program advisory group on cancer screening], 1994
    11 18
    Comprehensive health care program, 1991-1993
    11 19-21
    Correspondence - CDC, 1988-1996
    11 22
    Correspondence - SUNY, 1989-1993
    11 23
    Credent[ialing] in CDC, 1993
    11 24
    The Cutting Edge newsletter, 1989-1996
    11 25
    [Daily schedule book], 1990
    11 26-28
    Diary - CDC, 1990-1994
    11 29
    "Did you know?", [ca. 1992]
    11 30
    Digestive Disease Center, 1993
    11 31
    Disclaimer, 1991
    11 32
    E.K.G. [machines], 1992-1993
    11 33
    Examiners staff meetings, 1991-1995
    11 34
    Executive physicals, 1987-1988
    11 35
    [Flexible sigmoidoscope] ("Flexsig") instrument, 1991-1993
    11 36
    [Fraternal Order of Eagles], 1993-1995
    11 37-39
    [General business] [computer disk], 1990-2001, n.d.
    11 40
    Grants, 1992-1993
    11 41
    Hours worked for CDC, 1991-1993
    11 42
    [Malignancy] data form, 1990
    11 43
    Mayo Clinic, 1991-1992
    11 44
    MEDICA proposal, 1994
    11 45
    Medtronic Foundation, 1994
    11 46
    [Minnesota Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program], 1992-1993
    11 47
    John Najarian, ALG [antilymphocyte globulin], 1989-1995
    11 48
    [John] Najarian meetings, 1991-1993
    12 1-2
    [National Cancer Institute] (N.C.I.) - info, 1990-1991
    12 3
    Ophthalmology, 1993
    12 4
    PAP [smear] classif[ications], undated
    12 5
    Personnel, 1991-1994
    12 6
    Problems, 1991-1993
    12 7
    Program review, 1992
    12 8
    [Radiology needs], 1991-1994
    12 9
    [Retirement letters], 1996
    12 10
    Roger Scherer, 1991-1993
    12 11
    [Soviet social reforms - analysis exercise], 1991
    12 12-15
    Space needs, 1990-1994
    12 16
    Staff meeting, 1992
    12 17
    [Donald] Stewart's notes, 1988-1992
    12 18
    Surgery faculty, 1993
    12 19
    3rd party pay [insurance], 1990-1994
    12 20
    [Total patients examined], 1987-1995
    12 21
    [University of Minnesota Clinical Associates (UMCA)], 1992-1993
    12 22
    UMCA executive committee, 1995
    12 23
    UMCA newsletter, 1992-1995
    12 24
    University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic [bylaws of the medical and dental staff], 1990-1994
    12 25
    University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic [steering committee memo and clinical activity report], 1993
    12 26
    VAMC, Minneapolis [consultancy], 1989
    12 27
    [VAMC spousal detection service], 1991-1992
    12 28
    WCCO [radio ads], 1992-1994
     
    Research Files, 1983-1994 [subseries]:
    12 29
    ACS - Annual Review of Patient Care, 1992
    12 30
    American Cancer Society - early detection, 1987-1990
    12 31
    [Cancer screening], 1992-1994
    12 32
    HemoQuant - kit and reprints, 1983-1991
    12 33
    Melanoma, 1993
    12 34
    Minnesota population cancer risk, 1988-1994
    12 35
    [Prostate-specific antigens] (PSA) test, 1992
    12 36
    Staging of cancer, 1992
    12 37
    UICC project on evaluation of screening for cancer, 1991
    12 38
    Working guidelines for early cancer detection, 1987-1989
     
    Studies, 1987-1996 [subseries]:
    34 12
    [Colon Cancer Control Study] Lapse data, 1987-1992 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    34 13
    [Name redacted], 1988-1991 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    12 39
    Colon cancer control study, 1991-1992
    12 40
    [Hemoccult and HemoQuant tests], 1991
    12 41
    [Do polyps and small cancers of the large intestine bleed in variable, intermittent, or continuous fashion?] - Protocol, 1992-1995
    12 42
    Program development committee, 1992-1994
    34 14
    [Name redacted], 1992-1994 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    12 43
    ISP thesis [employee-perceived hierarchical culture scores in healthcare organizations] - Jennie Pantano, 1996
     
    Series 10: Patient Records, 1935-1995 [series]:

    The Patient Files series consists of detailed medical records and correspondence of patients who were not participants in Dennis's specific research studies. Material types include patient lists, case summary reports, doctor/patient correspondence, pathology reports, physician progress notes, and financial statements. The records are divided into three subseries: University of Minnesota, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, and Cancer Detection Center (CDC). Folders within each subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title, with individual patient files arranged alphabetically by last name.

    The entire series is restricted according to HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy.

     
    University of Minnesota, 1935-1984 [subseries]:
    34 16
    Chronic ulcerative colitis follow-up, 1946-1947 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    34 17-33
    Operations, 1937-1949 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 1-2
    Operations, 1950-1951, 1970 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 3
    Patients' accounts active, 1948-1953 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 4
    Patients billed [index cards], 1942-1951 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 5
    SI [small intestinal] obstruction and involved colon, 1942-1946 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 6
    Strictures of common bile duct, 1941-1947 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    Map Drawer 4 3
    [Surgery] records, 1935-1958 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 7-9
    [Updates on chronic ulcerative colitis operations, 1941-1956], 1956-1965 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    Vagotomy 30-year follow-up study, 1945-1984 [subseries]:
    35 10
    [Cases for study], 1970-1972, 1979 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 11
    Ileoproctostomies (summary), [ca. 1960] [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 12-14
    Patients' medical records [photograph], 1945-1982 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 15-54
    [Patients' medical records (individual)], [1936-1980] [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 55-56
    [Vagotomy follow-up data], 1978-1983 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1941-1993 [subseries]:
    35 57
    Carcinoma of rectum and ulcerative colitis, 1964-1969 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 58
    Cardiac operations 1956 to present [1965], 1965-1966 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 59
    [Chronic ulcerative colitis patients], 1975-1982 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 60
    Chronic ulcerative colitis with malfunctioning ileostomy stoma, 1959-1960 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 61
    [Data on emergency gastro-intestinal operations, 1930-1970], [ca. 1970] [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 62
    Dr. Golding's cases, 1969 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 63
    KCH patients, 1955-1967 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 64-65
    M.I. [myocardial infarction] patients seen and did perfuse [photographs, slides], 1962-1968 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 66
    Muscular hypertrophy [negatives], 1963 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 67
    Patient bills, 1959-1972 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    35 68-69
    Patient correspondence [photograph], 1950-1980 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    36 1
    Patients' files [index cards], 1959-1967 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    36 2-97
    Patients' medical records, 1941-1993 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    36 98
    Patients - Minnesota, 1952-1964 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    36 99-100
    Perfusion procedures, 1952-1960 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    37 1-24
    Private patients A-R, 1945-1975 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    38 1-6
    Private patients S-W, 1951-1970 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    38 7
    Prospective patients, 1952-1966 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    CDC, 1989-1995 [subseries]:
    38 8
    Cancers newly found, 1993 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    38 9
    Cancers suspected, 1995 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    38 10
    CDC-UH [University Hospital] records, 1994 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    39 1
    Eureka [cancers found], 1991-1995 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    39 2-3
    Letters [re: patients], 1991-1995 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    39 4
    Miscellaenous patient information, 1989-1995 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    39 5
    New patients, 1992 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    39 6
    [Patients' medical records], 1991-1995 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    39 7
    Referral list, 1993 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
     
    Series 11: Writings and Lectures, 1937-2000 [series]:

    Dennis's published writings and public speeches are documented in the Writings series. It contains manuscript drafts, published articles, reprints, speeches, illustrations, and research notes authored or co-authored by Dennis. Among the topics covered in these writings are appendicitis, chronic ulcerative colitis, the development of the pump-oxygenator, intestinal obstruction, left heart bypass, and the artificial heart. There are five subseries: Talks and Lectures, Illustrations, Articles and Reprints, Research Files, and Drafts and Manuscripts. Files in the Talks and Lectures subseries document the arrangements for the talks along with Dennis's speeches, although not every folder contains a copy of a speech. The Illustrations subseries contains drafts of charts and figures which were reused frequently for various articles, chapters, and talks. The Articles and Reprints subseries includes two bound volumes of reprints dating from 1937-1969 and two copies of each article or reprint. General reference material and handwritten notes not linked to specific paper drafts are found in the Research Files subseries. Copies of the printed version of an article were removed from their folders in the Drafts and Manuscripts subseries to the Articles and Reprints subseries. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically by folder date.

     
    Talks and Lectures, [1949]-2000 [subseries]:
    12 44
    [1/27/49: "Problems relating to intestinal obstruction," Sioux Valley Medical Association (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)], [1949]
    12 45
    4/17/62 - talk: "Impressions of Swedish life in med[ical] practice," Kings County Medical Society (Brooklyn, New York), 1962
    12 46
    11/4-7/62: ["Total left heart bypass as a means of extracorporeal circulatory support in the treatment of myocardial infarction with shock," Conference on] Engineering in biology and medicine (Chicago, Illinois), 1962
    12 47
    2/24/64: talk - "Fundamentals of physiological control of arterial hemorrhage," Medical Club of Brooklyn, 1963-1964
    12 48
    3/14-15/64: ["Cancer of the colon and antecedent granulomas,"] Conference on Geographic Oncology (NIH, Bethesda), 1964
    12 49
    4/18/64: talk - "What to expect in the medical curriculum," Alpha Epsilon Delta, Lehigh University (Bethelem, Pennsylvania), 1964
    12 50
    6/14-19/64: ["Assisted cardiorespiratory function"] InterAmerican Congress of Cardiology (Montreal, Canada), 1963-1964
    12 51-52
    9/9-10/64: National Research Council on Mechanical Devices to Assist the Failing Heart (Washington, D.C.) [photographs], 1964-1965
    12 53
    10/24/64: talk - ["Overall care in idiopathic ulcerative colitis"] American College of Gastroenterology (Roosevelt Hotel, NYC), 1964-1965
    12 54
    1/12/65: [James Bryan Herrick Lecture -] "Mechanical assistance to the failing heart," Chicago Heart Association, 1964-1965
    12 55
    2/24/65: talk re: Dog hero of the year [1952], [New York State Society] for Medical Research (NYC) [photographs], 1964-1965
    12 56
    3/8/65: talk - Dedication of research lab at VA hospital (Brooklyn) [photographs], 1965
    12 57
    3/16/65: talk - The Marble Club, Marble Collegiate Church, NYC, 1965
    12 58
    6/18/65: Conference on [Use of Blood and] Blood Substitutes [in Extracorporeal Circulation] (Washington, D.C.) [photographs], 1965-1966
    12 59
    9/11/65: talk - United Ostomy Association 3rd annual convention (Biltmore Hotel, NYC), 1965
    12 60
    10/14/65: remarks at meeting of American Association of Surgery for Trauma (Philadelphia, PA), 1965
    12 61
    3/8/66: talk at hearings on animal legislation (Washington, D.C.), 1966
    12 62
    3/31/66: talk - "Management of massive [gastroduodenal] hemorrhage," Lutheran Medical Center (Brooklyn), 1966
    12 63
    10/5-8/66: discussion - meeting of American Association for Surgery of Trauma (Santa Barbara, California), 1966-1967
    12 64
    11/17/66: paper - "Myocardial assist," New York Society for Thoracic Surgery, 1966
    12 65
    12/6/66: television program - "Therapy of gastrointestinal bleeding," New York Academy of Medicine, 1966-1967
    12 66
    4/17-19/67: discussion of paper at meeting of American Association for Thoracic Surgery (NYC), 1967
    12 67
    5/11-13/67: talk at American Surgical Association (Colorado Springs, Colorado), 1967
    12 68
    6/15/67: discussion at meeting of Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (Atlantic City, New Jersey), 1967
    12 69
    6/16-17/67: statement read before the International Cardiovascular Society (Atlantic City), 1967
    12 70
    6/22/68: "Mechanical support of the failing circulation," New York State Heart Assembly (Rochester, New York), 1968
    12 71
    9/4/68: address to incoming freshmen [SUNY Downstate Class of 1972], 1968
    12 72
    3/5/69: ["Intestinal obstruction"] Midwest Clinical Conference (Chicago Medical Society, Chicago), 1969
    13 1
    5/22/69: [Starr] Judd Lecture, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), 1968-1969
    13 2
    9/26/70: [Postgraduate course: Coronary artery disease] (Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC), 1970
    13 3-4
    8/21-28/71: ["The role of the surgical specialties in the training of the general surgeon,"] Talk at Moscow meeting of International Society of Surgery, 1971
    13 5
    Cards for paper for International Society of Surgery, [1971]
    13 6
    Nov 1971: 1st J. F. Raycroft lecture, 1971
    13 7
    11/16-17/71: [Kate and Dr. Harvey Cushing Lecture: "On joining intestines"] North Shore Hospital [(Manhasset, New York)], 1971
    13 8
    [Apr 1972: "Evolving policies of the Medical Devices Application program," ASAIO], 1971-1972
    13 9
    [10/18/72: Keynote address - "Quo vadis?," American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (St. Louis, Missouri)], 1972
    13 10-11
    [4/7/73: "Future of assisted circulation in the clinical setting," Symposium on Clinical Potential of Artificial Heart Devices/ASAIO (Boston, Massachusetts)], 1973
    13 12
    [5/5/73: "John H. Gibbon, Jr., as I knew him," Symposium on open heart surgery], 1973
    13 13
    [11/27/73: "Can you outlive your heart?", University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)], 1973
    13 14-15
    [10/6-9/75: "The artificial heart: present status,"] 2nd Henry Ford Hospital International Symposium on Cardiac Surgery [(Detroit, Michigan)], 1975
    13 16
    [12/10/75: talk - artificial heart], Mercy Hospital (Rockville Centre, New York), 1975
    13 17
    [5/28/79: "Angina postacute myocardial infarction: a definite surgical indication"], 1979
    13 18
    [5/8/81]: H. B. Shumacker oration - ["A quizzical professor's keys to clinical success," American College of Surgeons (French Lick, Indiana)], 1980-1981
    13 19
    [2/8/82: Visiting professor lecture,] New Jersey Medical School (Newark), 1981-1982
    13 20
    [10/25/82: "Federal support of] new devices development and evaluation" [Congress of American College of Surgeons (Chicago)], 1982
    13 21
    12/23/82: ["Coals to] Newcastle," Mt. Sinai, 1982
    13 22
    ["Physiologic control of hemorrhage,"] Brooklyn and Long Island chapt. material for 4/28/83 (bleeding), 1983
    13 23
    5/2/85: Laureate address - ["Perspective in review: one group's struggle with development of a pump-oxygenator"], ASAIO (Atlanta, Georgia) [negatives], 1985
    13 24
    [Oct 2000: "Cardiopulmonary bypass," Surgical Accomplishments of the 20th Century, American College of Surgeons] [videocassette tape], 2000
    27 9
    [Oct 2000: "Cardiopulmonary bypass," Surgical Accomplishments of the 20th Century, American College of Surgeons], 2000
     
    Illustrations, 1939-[1989?] [subseries]:
    13 25
    For Indiana talk [on sutures] [negatives], undated
    13 26-28
    Oblique end to end anastomosis [photographs, negatives], 1939-1947
    13 29
    [Ulcerative colitis], [ca. 1961]
    13 30
    Left heart bypass and counterpulsation [photographs, negatives, glass slides], [ca. 1962]
    13 31
    "Evaluation of the effect of bypass in heart failure" [photographs], [ca. 1963]
    13 32
    [Anti-vivisection legislation] [negatives], [ca. 1966]
    13 33
    [Chapter 37: "Artificial organs" in Christopher's Textbook of Surgery] [photographs, negatives], [1968]
    13 34
    High blood pressure - statistics [slides], [1973]
    13 35
    Pressure in human appendix [photographs, negatives], 1973
    27 11
    Ileocecal Valve and Triple Antiobotic, [1989?]
     
    Articles and Reprints, 193[7]-1989 [subseries]:
    13 36
    Publications of Clarence Dennis, M.D. Ph.D. 1939-1959, 193[7]-1959
    14 1
    Publications of Clarence Dennis, M.D. Ph.D. 1960-1969, 1960-1969
    14 2
    Experimental proof of the obstructive origin of appendicitis in man, 1939
    14 3
    Oblique, aseptic, end-to-end intestinal anastomosis, 1939
    14 4
    Histology of experimental appendiceal obstruction (rabbit, ape, and man), 1940
    14 5
    Influence of various factors upon intestinal absorption involving osmotic work in the unanesthetized dog, 1940
    14 6
    Injury to the ileal mucosa by contact with distilled water, 1940
    14 7
    An inquiry into the functional capacity of the cecal appendage in representative birds and mammals, 1940
    14 8
    Intestinal absorption in the adrenalectomized dog, 1940
    14 9
    Studies on the rates of absorption of water and salts from the ileum of the dog, 1940
    14 10
    Physiologic behavior of the human appendix and the problem of appendicitis, 1941
    14 11
    Recovery of function following arrest of the brain circulation, 1941
    14 12
    A modified Whipple operation for carcinoma of the head of the pancreas, 1942
    14 13
    Treatment of acute appendicitis at the Univ[ersity] of Minn[esota] hospitals, 1942
    14 14
    Experience with hematogenous osteomyel[itis] in children at the Univ[ersity] of Minn[esota] hospitals, 1943
    14 15
    Oblique, aseptic, end-to-end ileac anastomosis; procedure of choice in strangulating small bowel obstruction, 1943
    14 16
    Prolonged dependent drainage with 'lucite' drains in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis, 1943
    14 17
    A simplified suture-testing apparatus, 1943
    14 18
    Pre-operative and post-operative care for the bad risk patient, 1944
    14 19
    Disaster following femoral vein ligation for thrombophlebitis; relief by fasciotomy; clinical case of renal impairment following crush injury, 1945
    14 20
    Ileostomy and colectomy in chronic ulcerative colitis, 1945
    14 21
    Sugrery in relation to chronic non-specific ulcerative colitis, [1945]
    14 22
    Modified Halsted bulkhead rectal anastomosis for use in resection of cancers of the rectosigmoid and upper rectum, 1946
    14 23
    Neoplastic biliary obstruction, 1946
    14 24
    Relationship between pregnancies and age of occurrence of breast cancer in the human, 1946
    14 25
    Evaluation of vagotomy in chronic non-specific ulcerative colitis, 1947
    14 26
    Femoral hernia with gangrenous bowel, 1947
    14 27
    Rate of gain in strength in sutured abdominal wall wounds, 1947
    14 28
    Resection and primary anastomosis in the treatment of gangrenous or non-reducible intussusceptions in children, 1947
    14 29
    Evalution of anticoagulant therapy in deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities, 1948
    14 30
    The response to vagotomy in idiopathic ulcerative colitis and regional enteritis, 1948
    14 31
    Vagotomy in the treatment of idiopathic ulcerative colitis and regional enteritis, 1948
    14 32
    Acute intestinal obstruction, 1949
    14 33
    Blood oxygenation, 1949
    14 34
    The effect of diathermy upon abdominal adhesions. An experimental study, 1949
    14 35
    Idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 1949
    14 36
    An oxygenator with increased capacity: multiple vertical revolving cylinders, 1949
    14 37
    Some considerations in intestinal anastomosis, 1949
    14 38
    Therapeutic effect of choline chloride in dogs with fat emboli produced by bone marrow curettage, 1949
    14 39
    Appendicitis, [ca. 1950]
    14 40
    Acid-base balance and pyruvic acid changes during surgical procedures. A preliminary report, 1950
    14 41
    Aids in the management of ileostomies: a new plastic bag, 1950
    14 42
    Failure of dicumarol to interfere with adhesive localization of intra-abd[ominal] infections, 1950
    14 43
    Production of a hemorrhagic state by the infusion of hemolyzed blood, 1950
    14 44
    Development of a pump-oxygenator to replace the heart and lungs; an apparatus applicable to human patients, and application to one case, 1951
    14 45
    The liver in ulcerative colitis, 1951
    14 46
    Metabolic effects of paracolon bacteremia, 1951
    14 47
    A pump-oxygenator to supplant the heart and lungs for brief periods. A method applicable to dogs, 1951
    14 48
    Some effexts of paracolon bacteremia, 1951
    14 49
    A surgical approach to atelectasis of the newborn infant, 1951
    14 50
    Wound healing. Technical factors in the gain of strength in sutured abd[ominal] wall wounds in rabbits, 1951
    14 51
    Acute metabolic changes associated with employment of a pump-oxygenator to supplant the heart and lungs, 1952
    14 52
    Appendicitis - current therapy, 1952
    14 53
    Intestinal obstruction - current therapy, 1952
    14 54
    Management of idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 1952
    14 55
    Surgical measures as supplements to the management of idiopathic ulc[erative] colitis; cancer, cirrhosis, and arthritis as frequent complications, 1952
    14 56
    Intestinal obstruction, 1953
    14 57
    The relationship of chronic ulcerative colitis and cirrhosis, 1953
    14 58
    Utilization of wound splints and thr[ough]-and-thr[ough] figure-of-8 sutures of stainless steel wire for abdominal closure in the presence of poor wound expectancy, 1953
    14 59
    Current procedure in management of obstruction of small intestine, 1954
    14 60
    Surgical operation in idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 1954
    14 61
    Complete and partial perfusion of animal and human subjects with pump-oxygenator, 1955
    14 62
    The elimination of postoperative morbidity in the surgical management of chronic idiopathic ulc[erative] colitis, 1955
    14 63
    The management of strangulating external hernias, 1955
    14 64
    Minimization of risk and disability in idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 1955
    14 65
    The surgical treatment of chronic pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, 1955
    14 66
    The artificial heart-lung apparatus - experimental creation and repair of interventricular septal defects, 1956
    14 67
    Certain methods for artificial support of the circulation during open intracardiac surgery, 1956
    14 68
    Clinical and experimental studies relating to the stomach, small bowel and colon, 1956
    14 69
    The creation and repair of interventricular septal defects in dogs utilizing the heart-lung machine, 1956
    14 70
    Let us not abet the carnage, 1956
    14 71
    A mechanical pump-oxygenator for direct vision repair of atrial septal defects, 1956
    14 72
    Survival for more than [five] years after pancreatoduodenectomy for cancers of the ampulla and pancreatic head, 1956
    14 73
    Experimental cerebral gas embolism, 1957
    14 74
    Ileostomy and subtotal colectomy, 1957
    14 75
    A prosthesis to replace the mitral valve, 1957
    14 76
    Statistically controlled evaluation of three methods of management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a progress report, 1957
    14 77
    The use of the heart-lung machine in selected cases of acute myocardial infarction, 1957
    14 78
    Vagotomy in the treatment of idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 1957
    14 79
    [Appendix - Nomencalture and measurements], 1958
    14 80
    The multiple screen disc oxygenator, 1958
    14 81
    Physiological considerations in the management of idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 1958
    14 82
    Results of three methods of therapy for massive gastroduodenal hemorrhage, 1958
    14 83
    Right atrial myxoma: a clinical study of a patient in whom diagnosis was made by angiocardiography during life. (surgically removed), 1958
    14 84
    Heart-lung apparatus and hypothermia, 1959
    14 85
    Pathological changes after partial and total cardiopulmonary bypass in humans and animals, 1959
    14 86
    A quantitative evaluation of the permeability of wet surgical drapes to staphylococcus aureus, 1959
    14 87
    The quantitative fecal urobilinogen test in the preoperative diagnosis of malignant obstructive jaundice [negatives], 1959
    14 88
    [Ulcerating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract], 1959
    14 89
    The arterial supply of the interventricular septum and atrioventricular conduction, 1960
    14 90
    Gastrointestinal biliary conditions, 1960
    14 91
    Partial bypass in treating the shock of myocardial infarction, 1960
    14 92
    Cancer risk in ulcerative colitis: formidability per patient-year of late disease, 1961
    14 93
    Controlled studies in three pumping systems, 1961
    14 94
    Electrical hemostasis in uncontrollable bleeding states, 1961
    14 95
    Idiopathic ulcerative colitis as a precancerous lesion, 1961
    14 96
    Swedish sojourn, 1961
    14 97
    The use of pump oxygenator support in heart failure, 1961
    14 98
    Angiographic studies during total left heart by-pass without thoracotomy, 1962
    14 99
    Clinical use of a cannula for left heart bypass without thoracotomy, 1962
    14 100
    Emergency management of complications of acute coronary occlusion, 1962
    14 101
    An experimental study of prolonged left heart bypass without thoracotomy, 1962
    14 102
    Left atrial cannulation without thoracotomy for total left heart bypass, 1962
    14 103
    Left heart bypass as a means of support for a failing heart, 1962
    14 104
    People's health program in Sweden, 1962
    14 105
    Protection from ventricular fibrillation by partial cardio-pulmonary or total left ventricular by-pass, 1962
    14 106
    Reduction of the oxygen utilization of the heart by left heart bypass, 1962
    14 107
    Studies of the effects of position on the development of cerebral air embolism during open-heart surgery, 1962
    14 108
    Studies of plasma hemoglobin formation in three pumping systems used in extracorporeal circulation, 1962
    14 109
    The prevention of air embolism during cardiopulmonary bypass, 1963
    14 110
    Prevention or delay of ventricular fibrillation by mechanical assistance to the ischemic heart, 1963
    14 111
    Studies on external counterpulsation as a potential measure for acute left heart failure, 1963
    14 112
    Studies on reduction of work of the left ventricle by application of synchronized external counterpulsation, 1963
    14 113
    Background for use of left heart bypass in treatment for acute left heart failure, 1964
    14 114
    A basic inquiry into hemostatic problems in surgery, 1964
    14 115
    The effect of transfusion and of certain hemodynamic factors on the spontaneous control of arterial hemorrhage, 1964
    14 116
    Emil Goetsch, 1883-1963, [1964]
    14 117
    External circulatory support in acute heart failure, 1964
    14 118
    Strangulating external hernia, 1964
    14 119
    Suppression of urinary flow during hypotension induced by trimethaphon camphorsulphonate and the reversal of anuric effect of tris aminomethane, 1964
    14 120
    Validity of the bromsulphalein test in patients with acute severe upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, 1964
    14 121
    Cancer of the colon and ulcerative colitis, 1965
    14 122
    Control of experimental hemorrhage with Arfonad, 1965
    14 123
    Effect of various metal electrode sutures in the production of increased tensile strength of wounds, 1965
    14 124
    Effects of hypertonic glucose, 1965
    14 125
    Fundamentals of physiologic control of arterial hemorrhage, 1965
    14 126
    Mediastinoscopy, a useful technique for undiagnosed parahilar lesions, 1965
    14 127
    One-stage colectomy, protectomy and ileostomy for idiopathic ulcerative colitis, 1965
    14 128
    Statistically valid ten-year comparative evaluation of three methods of management of massive gastroduodenal hemorrhage, 1965
    14 129
    America's Littlewood crisis: the sentimental threat to animal research, 1966
    14 130
    Left heart bypass, 1966
    14 131
    Myocardial assist: comparison of left heart bypass with counterpulsation, 1966
    14 132
    The preoperative diagnosis of cancerous obstructive jaundice - the quantitative fecal urobilinogen test, [1966]
    14 133
    Response of myocardial fiber length to left heart bypass, 1966
    14 134
    "Surgery": what is it?, 1966
    14 135
    A comparison of left heart bypass under hypovolemic and Arfonad hypertension, 1967
    14 136
    Effects of electric currents and interfacial potentials on wound healing, 1967
    14 137
    Relative evaluation of left heart bypass, whether pulsatile or pulseless, with counterpulsation as technique for myocardial augmentation, 1967
    14 138
    Small bowel injury as a factor in the dumping syndrome, 1967
    14 139
    The use of various metal sutures to increase tensile strength of wounds, 1967
    14 140
    Analysis of peripheral gas endarterectomy in 127 patients, 1968
    14 141
    Artificial organs, 1968
    14 142
    Effect of hypertonic solutions on intestinal mucosal integrity, [1968]
    14 143
    A membrane combined oxygenator and pump - principles, 1968
    14 144
    The suppression of experimental wound infections by biocidal sutures, 1968
    14 145
    Thoughts on professional behavior, 1968-1969
    14 146
    The gastrointestinal sump tube, 1969
    14 147
    Response of myocardial fiber length to left heart bypass, 1969
    14 148
    Effect of gastric juice on the absorption of water and chloride in the ileum, 1970
    14 149
    Salvage of patients in cardiogenic shock, 1970
    14 150
    Studies on the dumping syndrome, 1970
    14 151
    Function of replanted ileac segments in the dog, 1971
    14 152
    International Federation of Surgical Colleges symposium, 1972
    14 153
    A quarter century of intracaval feeding, 1972
    14 154
    [Discussion of membrane lung studies and assisted circulation], The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine vol. 40, no. 2, 1973
    14 155
    The figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament abdominal wall closure with wound splints: elimination of evisceration in poor-risk wounds over 25 years, 1973
    14 156
    A technique for intestinal decompression: Sodium loss in intestinal obstruction, 1973
    14 157
    Present and future of the artificial heart, 1975
    14 158
    ["Restraints block progress -- a lesson from Britain," Letter to the Editor] Modern Medicine, 1975 Mar 1
    14 159
    The evolution of counterpulsation techniques, 1976
    14 160
    A look down the road, 1980
    14 161
    Intraoperative high-flow antegrade irrigation: a new bowel-cleansing system, 1985
    14 162
    Laureate address [Perspective in review: one group's struggle with the development of a pump-oxygenator], 1985
    14 163
    Surgical indications in intractable ulcerative colitis, 1987
    14 164
    A heart-lung machine for open-heart operations: how it came about, 1989
     
    Research Files, 1951-1992 [subseries]:
    14 165
    Urinary diversion - cecal, 1951-1978
    14 166-167
    [Left heart bypass, equipment and supplies], 1961-1966
    14 168
    [Acute appendicitis], [ca. 1962]
    14 169
    Left heart bypass, needed studies, 1963-1965
    14 170
    Index cards [notes on colleagues, papers, and procedures], 1964-1992
    15 1
    Gastroduodenal hemorrhage, [ca. 1965]
    15 2
    Wada heart valves [photographs, negatives], 1966-1968
    15 3
    Note cards [notes on colleagues, papers, and procedures], 1968-1969
    15 4
    Cardiac replacement, 1969
    15 5
    Murphy Button anastomosis, 1971
    15 6
    [Pacemakers], 1972-1974
    15 7
    [Draft statement to panel on cardiac substitution], [1975?]
    15 8
    Ethics of medical practice and investigation, 1978
    15 9
    [Placards for Downstate Medical Center exhibit on heart-lung machine], [ca.1990?]
     
    Drafts and Manuscripts, 1947-1993 [subseries]:
    15 10-11
    "Femoral hernia with gangrenous bowel" [negatives], 1947, 1971
    15 12
    "Utilization of wound splints and through-and-through figure-of-8 sutures of stainless steel wire for abdominal closure in the presence of poor wound expectancy", 1951
    15 13
    Work sheets for ca[ncer] of pancreas paper, 1952-1955
    39 8
    "Vagotomy in the treatment of idiopathic ulcerative colitis (after 8-10 years)" [negative], 1956-1957 [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
    15 14-15
    "Studies of experimental appendicitis", 1960-1965
    15 16
    "Left atrial cannulation without thoracotomy for total left heart bypass" [photographs, negatives], 1961-1962
    15 17
    "Clinical use of a cannula for left heart bypass without thoracotomy: experimental protection against fibillation by left heart bypass", 1962
    15 18
    "Evaluation of external support in massive myocardial infarction", 1962
    15 19
    [Chapter 31: "Esophagus and Gastrointestinal Tract" in Textbook of surgery [by] Warren H. Cole [and] Robert M. Zollinger, with 67 contributors] [photographs, negatives], 1963-1971
    15 20
    "Surgery": what is it?, 1966
    15 21
    "Relative evaluation of left heart bypass, whether pulsatile or pulseless, with counterpulsation as technique for myocardial augmentation", [1967]
    15 22-23
    Chapter - "Assisted circulation," 2nd ed. Surgery of the Chest (John H. Gibbon, Jr., ed.), 1967-1969
    15 24
    "Perforated peptic ulcer - currently changing mortality factors", 1969-1970
    15 25
    ["Capriciousness of the Agress microsphere method of producing experimental coronary aterial occlusion in the dog"], [1972]
    15 26
    "Suction ring intestinal aseptic decompression", 1972
    15 27
    "Figure-of-8 through-and-through monofilament abdominal wall closure with wound splints", 1973
    15 28
    "A technique for intestinal decompression: Sodium loss in intestinal obstruction", [1973]
    15 29
    Chapter [in] Hernia (Dr. Nyhus, ed.) [negatives], 1974-1976
    15 30
    ["Present and future of the artificial heart"] [photographs], 1975
    15 31
    ["Restraints block progress - a lesson from Britain," Letter to the Editor] Modern Medicine, 1975
    15 32
    "Present status of the artificial heart and of circulatory assist devices", [ca. 1977]
    15 33
    Growth of anastomoses, 1977-1985
    15 34
    "[Obituary for] A. A. Zierold, M.D.", 1977-1979
    15 35
    "Ethics and medicine", 1978
    15 36
    ["A look down the road"], 1980
    15 37
    "Appendicitis and the acute abdomen", [ca. 1980]
    15 38
    Wangensteen chapter[s] in Nyhus book [Surgery of the Stomach and Duodenum], 1982
    15 39
    "[A place for] vagotomy in Crohn's disease", 1983
    15 40-41
    "Surg[ical] indications in intractable idiopathic ul[cerative] colitis" [chapter in Intractability in Gastrointestinal Disease (Griffin and Mandelbaum, eds.)], 1983-1985
    15 42
    [Chapter - "Intestinal Obstruction," Quick Reference to Surgical Emergencies (Gardner and Shaftan, eds.)], 1985
    15 43
    "[Obituary for] Wesolowski, S. Adam" [photograph], 1988-1993
    15 44
    ["Injury to gut by luminal contact with 'triple antibiotic'"], 1989
    15 45-46
    "Heart-lung machine for open-heart operations" [photographs], 1989-1990
    15 47-48
    "Luminal flushing of ileum with triple antibiotic" [slides], [ca. 1990]
     
    Series 12: Professional Activities, 1931-2003 [series]:

    Materials in the Professional Activities series describe Dennis's involvement with various organizations, events, and awards pertaining to clinical surgery and biomedical research. A substantial portion of the series documents his involvement in the 1960s-1980s with the National Society for Medical Research (NSMR), a society devoted to promoting the continued use of laboratory animals in medical research. Materials include correspondence, programs, brochures, certificates, articles, reprints, printed matter, and a medal. Series 12 is arranged alphabetically by organization name, then alphabetically by folder title. Where present for any organization, general business folders are filed first.

    15 49
    [Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)], 1980, 1987-1998
     
    American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), 1967, 1972 [subseries]:
    15 50
    [Annual meeting, Washington, D.C.], 1967 [Oct 2-6]
    16 1
    [Annual meeting (keynote address)], St. Louis, Missouri, 1972 [Oct 15-20]
     
    American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), 1972-2001 [subseries]:
    16 2
    [General business], 1972-1987
    16 3
    [Annual meeting, New York, New York], 1975 Apr 14-16
    16 4
    [Annual meeting], Boston, Massachusetts, 1979 Apr 30-May 2
    16 5
    [Annual meeting], San Francisco, California, 1980 Apr 28-30
    16 6
    Annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 1981 May 11-13
    16 7
    [Annual meeting], New York, New York, 1984 May 7-9
    16 8
    Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000 Apr 30-May 3
    16 9
    [Annual meeting, San Diego, California], 2001 May 6-9
    16 10
    American Board of Surgery, 1942, 1972-1974
     
    American Cancer Society, 1965-1967 [subseries]:
    16 11
    Moderator, panel "Cancer of Stomach," Cancer Day (1966 Apr 27), 1965-1966
    16 12
    Cancer Day (1967 Apr 26) [photograph], 1966-1967
     
    American College of Cardiology (ACC), 1965-1974 [subseries]:
    16 13
    [Annual meeting] (talk: left heart bypass), Boston, Massachusetts [photograph], 1965 Feb 17-21
    16 14
    [Annual scientific session, New York, New York], 1974 Feb 11-14
     
    American College of Surgeons (ACS), 1949-1993 [subseries]:
    28 1
    Fellowship certificate [glass], 1949 Oct 21
    16 15
    [General business], 1972-1992
     
    Annual Clinical Congresses, 1960-1987 [subseries]:
    16 16
    [Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California], 1960 Oct 9-14
    16 17
    Surgical Forum, [Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California], 1966 Oct 10-14
    16 18
    [Annual Clinical Congress], Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1971 Oct 18-22
    16 19
    [Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California], 1972 Oct 2-6
    16 20
    Annual Clinical Congress, Miami Beach, Florida, 1974 Oct 21-25
    16 21
    [Annual] Clinical Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980 Oct 20-24
    16 22
    [Annual Clinical Congress,] Scientific exhibit, [San Francisco, California], 1984 Oct 22-26
    16 23
    [Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois], 1985 Oct 14-18
    16 24
    [Annual] Clinical Congress [San Francisco, California], 1987 Oct 11-16
     
    Chapters, 1956-1987 [subseries]:
    16 25
    Brooklyn and Long Island chapter, 1956, 1972-1975, 1984-1987
    16 26
    Brooklyn and Long Island chapter - Chapter Day [at SUNY], 1983 Apr 28
    16 27
    Bronx chapter, 1975-1976
    16 28
    Eastern Long Island chapter, 1975-1986
    16 29
    Maryland chapter, 1972-1975
    16 30
    Utah chapter, Salt Lake City, 1963
     
    Committees, 1972-1993 [subseries]:
    16 31
    Cardiovascular committee, 1972-1974
    16 32
    [Commission on Cancer], 1991-1993
    16 33
    International Relations committee, 1975-1985
    16 34-35
    Medical Devices committee, 1974-1983
    16 36
    Subcommittee on surgical implants, 1973-1977
    16 37
    Notes, 1975, 1981-1985
    16 38
    American Federation for Clinical Research, 1942
     
    American Heart Association (AHA), 1962-1980 [subseries]:
    16 39-41
    Committee on ethics, 1974-1978
    17 1
    [Committee on] ethics - responses from medical schools, 1976-1977
    17 2
    [Membership], 1962, 1975-1980
    17 3
    Teaching scholarship program, 1977
    17 4
    American Medical Association (AMA), 1969-1978
    17 5
    American Medico-Legal Foundation, 1987-1989
     
    American Society for Artifical Internal Organs (ASAIO), 1963-1987 [subseries]:
    17 6
    [General business], 1963-1964, 1971-1987
    17 7
    [Annual meeting, Seattle, Washington], 1972 Apr 16-18
    17 8
    Annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 1973 Apr 7-9
    17 9
    [Annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois], 1974 Apr 3-5
    17 10
    Annual meeting, [New Orleans, Louisiana], 1980 Apr 17-19
    17 11
    Annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1982 Apr 14-16
    17 12
    [Annual meeting, Toronto, Canada], [1983 Apr 28-30]
    17 13-14
    Citizens' petition, 1985-1986
    17 15
    American Society for Experimental Pathology, 28th annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1941 Apr 17-19
    17 16
    American Society of Extracorporeal Technology [first annual John Gibbon Award] [slides], 1974
     
    American Surgical Association (ASA), 1971-2000 [subseries]:
    17 17-21
    [General business] [slides], 1971-2000
    17 22
    [Annual meeting] Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1974 May 1-3
    17 23
    Annual meeting, [New Orleans, Louisiana], 1985 Apr 25-27
    17 24
    [Annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas], 1994 Apr 7-9
    17 25
    [Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona], 1996 Apr 18-20
    17 26
    Constitution and by-laws, 1979-1980
     
    Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1974-1975 [subseries]:
    17 27
    27th annual conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974 Oct 6-10
    17 28
    28th annual conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1975 Sep 20-24
     
    Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), 1972-1974, 1998 [subseries]:
    17 29
    [General business], 1972-1974
    17 30
    [Annual meeting], Seattle, Washington, 1998 Nov 19-22
     
    Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), 1966-1989 [subseries]:
    17 31-33
    [General business], 1974-1985
    17 34
    [Annual AAMI/FDA Conference on Medical Device Regulation], Washington, D.C., 1975 Nov 20-21
    17 35
    Annual meeting [and exhibit program, Boston, Massachusetts], 1975 Mar 16-20
    17 36
    Annual meeting and exhibit program, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1979 May 20-24
    17 37
    [Annual meeting and exhibit program, Dallas, Texas], 1983 May 22-25
    17 38
    Annual meeting and exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989 May 13-17
    17 39
    Awards, 1982-1986
    17 40
    Committee appointments, 1980
    17 41
    [Committee on surgical implants], 1966, 1972
    17 42
    Evaluation of Executive Director, 1983-1986
    17 43
    [Executive Director] evaluation meeting, 1984 Apr 17
    17 44
    Medical Instrument Society (Japan), 1981-1983
    18 1
    Medical Instrumentation [editorial board], 1977-1980
    18 2-3
    Membership directory, 1976, 1986-1987
    18 4
    Standards board, 1979-1980
     
    Awards and Honors, 1969-2003 [subseries]:
    18 5-6
    [Academy of Medical Sciences USSR, Institute of Surgery, Alexander Vasilievich Vishnevsky (1874-1948) Medal], undated
    18 7
    Minnesota Alumna Awards Committee, 2003
    18 8
    Minnesota Medicine Honor Certificate, 1969
    18 9
    [Modern Medicine Award for Distinguished Achievement], 1973 Jan 1
    18 10
    [SUNY] Downstate Alumni Association [honorary membership], 1989-1990
    18 11
    [SUNY Downstate Medical Center honorary degree], 1988
    18 12
    [Alfred Blalock Dinner] [photograph], 1960
    18 13
    [Blindness and Low Vision Resource/Education Fair], 1993-1998
    18 14
    Brooklyn Surgical Society, 1970-1978
    18 15
    Alexis Carrel anniversary symposium, Lyon, France, 1973 Feb 23
    18 16
    Clarence Dennis Society, 1967-1974, 1986-1994
    18 17
    [Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae] (CICD) 6th World Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 1980 Sep 16-19
    18 18
    [Clarence and Mary Dennis symposium and dinner], 1990
    18 19-20
    [Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Panel on review of cardiovascular medical devices], 1975-1976
    18 21-24
    Foundation for Biomedical Research, 1986-1991, 1997
    18 25
    International Academy for Artificial Organ Pioneers, 2003
     
    International Cardiovascular Society (ICS), 1961-1977 [subseries]:
    18 26
    [General business], 1961, 1972-1975
    18 27
    [North American chapter, Annual scientific meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada], 1973 Jun 21-22
    18 28
    North American chapter [annual scientific meeting], Chicago, Illinois, 1974 Jun 21-22
    18 29
    North American chapter annual scientific meeting, Rochester, New York, 1977 Jun 16-17
    18 30
    International Conference on Biophysical Mechanisms in Vascular Homeostatis and Intravascular Thrombosis, 1964 Nov 9-10
     
    International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC), 1967-1990 [subseries]:
    18 31
    [General business], 1966-1967, 1973-1987
    18 32
    [Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina], 1969 Sep 20-25
    18 33
    Congress, Moscow, Russia [photographs], 1971 Aug 21-28
    18 34-35
    Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland [joint congress with International Cardiovascular Society], 1975 Sep 13-20
    18 36-37
    Congress, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan [photograph, slides], 1977 Aug 25-Sep 11
    18 38-39
    Congress, San Francisco, California, 1979 Sep 2-8
    19 1
    Congress, Montreux, Switzerland, 1981 Sep 13-17
    19 2-3
    [Handbooks], 1981, 1990
    19 4
    North American chapter, 1968-1977, 1987-1990
    19 5-6
    North American chapter - membership committee, 1974
    19 7
    Program committee, 1973-1975
     
    International Surgical Group (ISG), 1959-1999 [subseries]:
    19 8
    [General business] [photographs], 1966, 1975-1999
    19 9
    Annual meeting, New York, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [audiotape reel], 1965 Sep 8-11
    19 10
    Annual meeting, Oulu, Finland, 1977 Jul 1-3
    19 11
    Annual meeting, Uppsala and Stockholm, Sweden, 1981 Sep 9-12
    19 12-13
    Annual meeting and silver jubilee, London, England [photographs], 1982 Sep 19-21
    19 14
    [Annual meeting], Bethesda, Maryland, 1987 Oct 18-20
    19 15
    [Annual meeting], Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989 Sep 6-8
    19 16
    [Notebook (includes American College of Surgeons)], 1959
    19 17
    Nassau Surgical Society, 1975, 1981-1983
    19 18-21
    National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), 1985-1988
    19 22
    National Conference - Fundamentals of Vascular Grafting, 1962 Nov 5-6
    19 23
    National Science Foundation, 1974
     
    National Society for Medical Research, 1962-1987 [subseries]:
    19 24-33
    [General business], 1966-1987
    20 1-2
    [General business], 1966-1987
     
    Animal legislation, 1964-1984 [subseries]:
    20 3
    Animal welfare act, 1966, 1976-1981
    20 4
    [ASAIO panel on impact of regulations on artificial organs research], 1982-1984
    20 5-6
    Corresp[ondence] and talk with Visscher and others on legislation, 1966-1968
    20 7
    Humane Society of the United States, 1964-1967
    20 8
    Metcalf-Hatch Act, 1977-1978
    20 9
    (Metcalf-Hatch law), 1977
    20 10
    Metcalf-Hatch, 1978-1979
    20 11
    Metcalf-Hatch law repealer, 1979
    20 12
    [Metcalf-Hatch Repealer], 1978-1980
    20 13
    Metcalf-Hatch Repealer Reversal, 1980
    20 14
    Regulations governing research animals, 1976-1978
    20 15
    Articles of incorporation, 1962-1966
    20 16
    Board members, 1980-1983
    20 17
    Board of directors [general business], 1977-1978
     
    Committees, 1973-1978 [subseries]:
    20 18
    6 committees, 1977-1978
    20 19
    6 committees - letters, 1978
    20 20
    Nominating committee, 1973
    20 21
    [Search committee for executive director -] App[ointmen]t of Dr. Grafton, 1976-1977
    20 22
    Constitution and bylaws, 1976-1979
    20 23
    Corporate papers [photograph], 1979-1981
     
    Financial support, 1971-1984 [subseries]:
    20 24
    3M - Dennis Falder, 1978-1981
    20 25
    American College of Surgeons, 1972-1979
    20 26
    Becton-Dickinson, 1984 Feb 26
    20 27
    C. R. Bard, [Inc.], 1983-1984
    20 28
    Culpeper Foundation, 1982-1984
    20 29
    Fund raising, 1982
    20 30
    Letters to surg[ical chairmen] and deans, 1982
    20 31
    Medtronic, 1979-1981
    20 32
    Medtronic annual report, 1978
    20 33
    Phillips Foundation, 1979
    20 34
    Report to the American College of Surgeons [and the American Surgical Association], 1971, 1979-1980
    20 35
    Society and school letters, 1977-1978
    20 36
    [Solicitation letter to] deans, etc., 1982
    20 37
    Founding and early hist[ory] of NSMR, 1979-1980
    20 38
    [Institutional membership], 1974-1978
    20 39
    ICBM (Intersociety Council for Biology and Medicine), 1978
     
    Interviews, 1966-1982 [subseries]:
    20 40
    British Broadcasting Company, 1967
    20 41
    WBLI radio, 1982
    20 42
    WRFM [interview re: animal experimentation], 1966
    20 43
    Lease [and emergency conference call], 1979-1980
    20 44
    Littlewood crisis [correspondence], 1966-1970
    20 45
    Lucy Eisenberg (article: "Scientists vs. animal lovers"), 1967
    20 46
    M[aurice] B. Visscher correspondence, 1976-1982
    20 47
    [Medical Instrumentation - Letter to editor], 1979
     
    Meetings, 1972-1984 [subseries]:
    20 48
    [Board of directors and national council meetings,] Chicago, 1972 Feb 4-5
    20 49
    [National council meeting and board of directors meeting], 1972 Feb 5-Aug 4
    20 50
    [Board of directors meeting, Chicago, Illinois], 1973 Feb 11
    20 51
    Minutes - Board of directors [and national council meetings], 1977-1978
    20 52
    Board [of directors meeting] minutes, 1978-1979
    20 53-54
    [Board of directors meeting], 1978 Jun 8
    20 55
    Board [of directors meeting minutes], 1979 Jun 15
    20 56
    [Board of directors] retreat, 1979 Nov 9
    20 57
    [National] co[uncil] minutes, 1979 Nov 10
    20 58
    Board [of directors meeting minutes], 1980 Mar 17
    20 59
    [Board of directors] conference call, 1980 May 12
    20 60
    Board [of directors] phone conf[erence], 1980 June 18
    20 61
    Board [of directors] meeting and exec[utive] session, 1980 Sep 19
    20 62
    Board [of directors and annual council meetings], 1980 Nov 14
    21 1
    Board [of directors meeting], 1981 Mar 13
    21 2-3
    Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1981 Jun 8
    21 4
    Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1981 Sep 16
    21 5
    Board of directors meeting, 1981 Dec 14
    21 6
    Board [of directors] and co[uncil meetings], 1981 Dec 14-15
    21 7-8
    Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1982 Mar 15
    21 9
    [Finance and fundraising committee meeting, board of directors meeting], 1982 Jul 13-14
    21 10
    Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1982 Jul 14
    21 11
    Board [of directors] meeting and [annual] council meeting, 1982 Dec 13-14
    21 12
    Board [of directors] meeting, 1983 Jun 1
    21 13
    Finance and fund-raising committee [meeting], 1983 Jun 1
    21 14
    Board [of directors meeting minutes], 1983 Oct 14
    21 15
    Annual meeting, 1983 Dec 13
    21 16
    Co[uncil] and annual meeting, 1983 Dec 13
    21 17
    Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1984 Jul 13
    21 18
    Board of directors meeting, Washington, D.C., 1984 Dec 10
    21 19
    Message to AAMI [and Hewlett-Packard], 1982-1984
    21 20
    New York, Life Science [conference], 1981
    21 21
    ["Orphan Annie" comic strip], 1982
    21 22
    Phone talks with John Sherman [re: merger], 1985
     
    Publications, 1967-1984 [subseries]:
    21 23
    Annual report, 1978
    21 24
    Annual report, 1979-1980
    21 25
    Bulletins, 1966 Oct-1972 Feb
    21 26
    Minnesota Citizens' Committee for Health and Research [pamphlet], 1967
    21 27
    [Reprints], 1967-1984
    21 28
    Reports to American College of Surgeons, 1966-1969
    21 29
    Reports to Int[ernational] Cardiovasc[ular] Soc[iety] on NSMR, 1963-1966
    21 30
    [Representatives of Smith, Klein & French] M.S.& D., 1980 May 19
    21 31
    [Research Animal Alliance] (RAA), 1979-1980
    28 4
    New York Regional Vascular Society, 1979
    21 32
    New York Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, 1971-1979
    21 33-35
    New York State Society for Medical Research, Inc., 1957-1972
    21 36
    Nobel Prize nominations [for Gibbon and Moore], 1975
     
    Other Organizations, 1931-1991 [subseries]:
    28 5
    Certificates, 1931-1939, 1946
    41 22-25
    Letters of recommendation, 1972-1991 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2022-2041]
    21 37
    Letters to the Editor, 1965-1967
    21 38
    Notebooks, undated
    41 26
    Proposals - Memberships to societies, 1972-1981 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2047-2056]
    41 27
    Rapaport, Felix T. [- Recommendation requests for colleagues], 1990 [RECORDS CLOSED UNTIL 2040]
    21 39
    Pan-Pacific Surgical Association - 13th congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1975 Feb 15-21
    21 40
    [Postgraduate course - Controversial problems in surgery V: What's new in surgery,] Kansas, 1981 Dec 7-9
    21 41
    Royal Society of Medicine (England), 1973
    21 42
    Yoshio Sako [retirement dinner], 1990
    21 43
    Sigma Xi, 1972-1975
    21 44
    Society for Biomaterials, 1974-1976
    21 45-48
    Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 1972-1980, 1989, 1996-2000
     
    Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), 1957-2001 [subseries]:
    22 1
    [General business], 1973-1987, 1993
    22 2
    Annual meeting, [Chicago, Illinois], 1974 Jun 20-21
    22 3
    [Annual meeting, Nashville, Tennessee], 1979 Jun 29-30
    22 4
    [Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada], 2000 Jun 13-14
    22 5
    [Annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland], 2001 Jun 10-11
    22 6-7
    [Business] and Int[ernational Cardiovascular] Soc[iety business], 1957, 1971-1975, 1986-1988
     
    Society of Clinical Surgery, 1948-1998 [subseries]:
    22 8
    [General business], 1972-1992
    22 9
    Constitution and statistics, 1969
    22 10
    [Meeting programs], 1972-1978, 1984-1991, 1998
    22 11
    [Photographs], 1948-1958, 1972-1973, 1980, 1987
     
    Society of Surgical Chairmen, 1965-1974 [subseries]:
    22 12-13
    [Meeting minutes, including] constitution and by-laws, 1965-1971
    22 14-15
    Special task committee (SSC and AWS) [on NHLI policy needs], 1974
     
    Society of University Surgeons, 1972-2000 [subseries]:
    22 16-17
    [General business], 1972-1983
    22 18
    Annual meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 1974 Feb 14-16
    22 19
    Annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000 Feb 9-12
    22 20
    [Handbook], 1973
    22 21
    [Suffolk County Medical Society-sponsored radio interviews:] "Here's to your health" [audiocassette], 1983 Jan
    22 22
    Surgery correspondence, 1972-1976
     
    Symposia, 1976-1990 [subseries]:
    22 23
    Diseases of the colon and rectum: Current concepts and management, 1978-1989
    22 24
    Heart disease in the newborn and infant, 1976 Mar 19
    22 25
    Interdisciplinary advance in the care of surgical patients, undated
    22 26
    Microsurgery, undated
    22 27
    Tribute to Clarence Dennis, 1990 Apr 7-8
    22 28
    [Veterans Administration] annual surgical conference: Medical district 3, 1987 Apr 3
    22 29
    Vistamed, Inc. Scientific Advisory Board, 1983-1984
     
    Series 13: Photographs, 1949-[ca. 1995] [series]:
     
    Personal, 1949-1990 [subseries]:
    22 30
    Abraham Lapidot, M.D. [- request for CD portrait inscription], 1978 Jul 27
    22 31
    [Clarence Dennis portraits], 1949, [ca. 1950s, ca. 1986]
    22 32
    Garden, 1975 Jul
    22 33
    Home, 1975 Jun-Aug
    22 34
    [Miscellaneous], undated
    22 35
    Dr. Robert Porcelli, 1990
    22 36
    [To Clarence Dennis from Bernard F. Gariepy, M.D.], 1955 Sep 29
    22 37
    [Visit to W. Gerald Rainer's], 1974
     
    Professional, 1950-[ca.1995] [subseries]:
    22 38
    2nd annual Kate and Dr. Harvey Cushing lectureship in surgery [memento photos], 1971-1972
    22 39
    AAMI Talk History of Vascular Grafts, Dallas - Sawyer, 1983 May 23
    22 40
    Appendicostomy, undated
    23 1
    Basement A-11, 1964 May 12
    28 8
    Brooklyn State Hospital - Heart lung machine, 1954
    23 2
    [Cancer screeting at CDC], 1992 Dec 11
    23 3
    Cuyahoga County Hospital [Grand Rounds?], 1973
    28 9
    Dog lab, [1966]
    23 4
    Duke's classif[ication] and TNM classif[ication] - 1980 statistics, 1980
    23 5
    ["First machine-supported open-heart operaton in man"], 1951
    23 6
    [Food product slicer - prototype], [ca. 1995]
    23 7
    [Friends' and colleagues' portraits], 1967-1970, n.d.
    23 8
    [Friends' and colleagues' portraits -] Dr. E. M. Schleicher, 1980
    23 9
    [Friends' and colleagues' portraits -] Russell M. Nelson, M.D., 1975
    23 10
    J. B. Lippincott Company, 1950
    23 11
    [Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing commencement], 1971
    23 12-14
    A legacy of surgical education [portraits], 1953-1971, n.d.
    23 15
    LHAD and LVAD [and miscellaneous charts and portraits], undated
    23 16
    LRS/MMPS Northport [graphs], 1981, 1987
    23 17
    [Meeting of university surgeons, Downstate Medical Center], [ca. 1973?]
    23 18
    Miscellanous [professional events], 1967
    23 19
    [Miscellanous professional events], 1976-1990, n.d.
    24 1
    [Miscellanous research work], 1965, 1967, n.d.
    24 2
    Miscellanous slides, 1950-1973, n.d.
    24 3
    [Pump oxygenator in use], [ca. 1974?]
    24 4
    Pump-oxygenator, Stuckey valve, 1950-1951, 1957
    24 5
    [Requests for photographs], 1955-1961
    24 6
    Surgery office - VAMC, undated
    24 7
    [To Clarence Dennis from] Tetsuzo Akutsu, M.D., 1974
    24 8
    U[niversity] of M[innesota], [equipment and operation] photos, 1952-1962
    24 9
    Urinary conduct, [1986-1987]
    24 10
    VAMC and SUSB, 1970-1974
    24 11
    Years of progress (Aug. 31, 1951-Feb. 29, 1972), 1951-1972