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Lois B. Murphy Papers 1905-1992 (bulk 1932-1992)
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Series III: Medical Instruments and Prototypes, 1974-1991 [series]:

This series of three-dimensional objects gathers together components of various artificial heart and cardiac assist devices as well as related design models and medical instruments. Many unidentified objects are listed in the inventory based on their physical appearance (e.g. "[Green and silver valve with metal hooks]"). There are four sub-series: Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices, Power Sources and Associated Devices, Models, and Supplies. The Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices sub-series consists of metal ventricular assist devices, yellow plastic heart parts, volume compensators, various conduits, and a folder of images. Several components come from Willem Kolff's Laboratory at the University of Utah. Of particular note is the original silver carrying case that contains a Thermedics Inc Left Ventricular Assist System, operating instructions, negatives, and a CD of images. The Power Sources and Associated Devices sub-series consists of batteries, computer parts, cables, module parts, and a folder of images. The Models sub-series includes diagrams and three-dimensional renderings in wood or metal. The Supplies sub-series contains miscellaneous items such as jars, blood oxygenators, and catheters. The intellectual arrangement of the objects is alphabetical by name or description. The physical housing was based on the relative size, shape, and weight of the objects; individual compartments were constructed to store each item within a box. Folder numbers for boxes 17-20 refer to the item's compartment.

Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices, 1975-1991 [subseries]:
17 1a
25 mm Inflow Conduit, n.d.
17 1b
25 mm Outflow Conduit, n.d.
26 1
[Heart Device Images] [photographs, slides], 1975-1976, 1984-1989
[Model 5 Series 3 device, blue wood model, plastic valve with tubing, and metal power source], n.d.
17 2a
Model V Series 19, n.d.
17 1c
Temp. Percutaneous Lead and Sub Q Access Port, n.d.
[Two plastic LV chambers, a metal device with a volume compensator(?), and tubes], [1980?]
17 2b
Volume Compensator Nizo, n.d.
Metal Ventricular Assist Devices, 1984 [subseries]:
17 2c
[Brown valve with three outlets], n.d.
17 2d
[Green and silver valve with metal hooks], n.d.
17 3a
[LVAD with cable and volume compensator(?)], n.d.
17 3b
[Metal and glass LVAD], n.d.
17 3c
Thermal Ventricular Assist System - University of Washington, 1984
Thermedics Inc LVAS, operating instructions, CD of images, negatives of same images, n.d.
Yellow Plastic Heart Parts, 1984-1991 [subseries]:
18 1
033116B AT/AM/S, n.d.
18 1
LV #195, 1984
18 1
[Plastic heart, three parts (top, bottom, inner rubber disc)], n.d.
18 1
[Spherical heart with five outlets], n.d.
18 1
University of Utah - Clam Shall Electro Hydraulic Heart - Animal Use Only - Kolff Lab. - Bi Yuan and Dan Bishop, 1991
University of Utah - Electro Hydraulic Compliance Sack LVAD and LV Component, 1990
18 2b
University of Utah - [LV Component, two parts -] Lang Shang Yu, 1989
18 2b
[Wax model (broken) of LV component and plastic prototype], n.d.
Power Sources and Associated Devices, 1980-1984 [subseries]:
18 3a
Baxter AB 103, n.d.
18 3b
Baxter AB 104, n.d.
18 3c
Baxter [electronic device with lights], n.d.
18 3d
[Baxter(?) black cables woven together and linked by heavy metal clasps], n.d.
19 2d
Cable, n.d.
19 2b
[Computer board, battery(?), and assorted parts], 1984
19 2d
[PIX Pantronix chip and broken test K chip], n.d.
19 2d
[Square metal battery(?) with two outlets in one corner], n.d.
26 2
Systems 1 & 7 - Univ. of Wash. [photographs, negatives], n.d.
19 1
Tan and yellow cables [may be related to two gray devices], n.d.
18 2a
[Two heavy gray devices connected by cable], n.d.
University of Washington and Intermedics Inc - Full Heart Actuator - System 7 and 8 Engine Module Parts, 1980
Models, n.d. [subseries]:
19 3b
Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company MK VIII Engine, n.d.
19 2a
[Circular white wood piece with separate hand-sized white part (University of Washington TVAS?)], n.d.
19 3c
McConnell Douglas - Advanced System 7 Stirling/Hydraulic Power Source for Artificial Hearts, n.d.
McConnell Douglas - Free-Piston Stirling Engine diagram, n.d.
19 3a
McConnell Douglas - System 6 Stirling/Hydraulic Power Source for Artificial Hearts, n.d.
19 2c
Nimbus, Inc, [2 gray LVAD parts?], n.d.
Nuclear Engine for Artificial Heart Systems, n.d.
19 3d
[Small silver cup, circular disc, and long metal piece with red and blue accents], n.d.
19 3e-3f
[Two heavy white power source models?], n.d.
Supplies, 1974-1991 [subseries]:
20 1a
Abcor glass jar, n.d.
26 3
Catheter, n.d.
20 2a
DOW Hollow Fiber Blood Oxygenator NO. P-304, n.d.
20 2b
DOW Module 1 - Do-38 [Blood oxygenator], n.d.
20 1b
Konigsberg Instruments, Inc - P31-1 Capacitance Catheter Transducer Prototype, 1974
20 1f
Novacor - Modified Carpentier [Baxter] Edwards Bioprosthetic Supra Annula Valve, 1991
20 1f
Novacor - Modified Carpentier [Baxter] Edwards Bioprosthetic Supra Annula Valve, 1991
20 1e
Platinum Wire for Contact Angle Measurements, n.d.
20 1c
Tecoflex Bladder #315, Model 11-4C - Reject, 1977
20 2b
Thermedics, Inc - Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter - Radiopaque, n.d.
20 1d
Unlabeled glass jar, n.d.