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Series 4: Mechanical Auxiliary Ventricle (MAV), 1952-1989 (Bulk 1965-1967) [series]:

This series documents the experiment data gathered in animal tests of the MAV, alternately referred to as the mechanical booster heart (MBH). The vast majority of the folders contain the raw data and handwritten notes recorded during the implantation of the U-shaped MAV model by Kantrowitz and such colleagues as Paul-Andre Chaptal, Franz Gradel, Toru Okura, Tetsuzo Akutsu, and Wladimir Schilt. All experiment logs, notes, ECG recordings, pathology reports, autopsies, and photographs are of animal experiments (primarily dogs). Sub-series within the MAV series are based on investigator or experiment series names and are in rough chronological order. Folders within these sub-series are arranged alphabetically by folder title or numerically by experiment number, although the Mechanical Booster Heart Tracings are arranged chronologically. An alphabetically arranged General sub-series at the end gathers together various MAV-related records, including random data, correspondence, and patent application material.

 
Mechanical Booster Heart (MBH) tracings, 1961-1963 [subseries]:
7 7
Recordings - Booster heart - Continuous stimulus [3 rolls], 1961-1962
7 7
Booster heart experiment timing circuit [14 rolls], 1962 Mar-Jun
7 7
Mechanical booster heart - Experiment #34 complete - Dog #651 [25 rolls], 1962 Nov 12
7 8
Experiment no. 722 [4 rolls], [1962] Dec 17
7 8
Experiment no. 765 - Block experiment - Dead - Counterpulsation [1 roll], 1963 Jan 4
7 8
Experiment no. 798 [3 rolls], 1963 Jan 18
7 8
Experiment no. 817 [6 rolls], 1963 Jan 21
7 9
Experiment no. 847 [2 rolls], [1963] Jan 25
7 10
Booster heart [1 roll], undated
7 8
[Mechanical booster heart -] Dog #1117 - 10 h pumping [2 rolls], undated
7 8
Mechanical booster heart 1200 [3 rolls], undated
7 8
Probably mechanical booster heart #1579 [1 roll], undated
 
Franz Gradel Experiment Records, 1964-1965 [subseries]:
 
Mechanical Booster Heart (MBH) [subseries]:
7 11
Blood examinations [contains photographs], 1964-1965
7 12
Charts, not finished, 1965
7 13
Charts, copies, German, 1965
7 14
Charts, originals [contains photographs], 1964-1965
7 15
Extra prints [contains photographs], 1964-1965
7 16
Flow study dog #1910 - Bilateral thoracotomy, 1964 Jul 10
7 17
General findings - Basic experiments, 1964
7 18
Histology [contains photographs], 1964-1965
7 19
Patency study, 1965
7 20
Timing circuit, [Dog #2153], 1964 Nov 24
7 21
Timing circuit, 1964-1, AVCO valve 2, U-shape, 1964
 
Mechanical Booster Heart (MBH) dog [subseries]:
7 22
#1640 (Implant: April 10, 1964 - Sacrifice: May 10, 1964), 1964
7 23
#1688 (Implant: Aug 26, 1964), 1964
7 24
#1725 (Implant: April 19, 1964 - Sacrifice: May 20, 1964), 1964
7 25
#1730 (Implant: May 18, 1964 - Death: May 19, 1964), 1964
7 26
#1736 (Implant: April 26, 1964 - Death: April 27, 1964), 1964
7 27
#1778 (Implant: May 26, 1964 - Death: May 27, 1964), 1964
7 28
#1788 (Implant: May 25, 1964 - Death: May 26, 1964), 1964
7 29
#1781 (Implant: June 2, 1964 - Death: June 3, 1964), 1964
7 30
#1809 (Implant: June 9, 1964 - Death: June 17, 1964), 1964
7 31
#1813 (Implant: July 18, 1964), 1964
7 32
#1821 (Implant: June 23, 1964 - Death: June 24, 1964), 1964
7 33
#1826 (Implant: June 17, 1964 - Death: June 18, 1964), 1964
7 34
#1859 (Implant: July 1, 1964), 1964
7 35
#1867, 1964
7 36
#1926, 1964
7 37
#2006 (Implant: Aug 9, 1964), 1964
7 38
#2013 (Implant: Aug 31, 1964), 1964
7 39
#2019 (Implant: Dec 29, 1964), 1964
7 40
#2192 (Implant: Nov 28, 1964), 1964
7 41
#2212 (Implant: July 12, 1964 - Death: Dec 29, 1964), 1964
7 42
#2213 (Implant: April 13, 1965), 1965
7 43
#2215 (Implant: Dec 18, 1964 - Sacrificed: Dec 24, 1964), 1964
7 44
#2220 (Implant: Dec 1, 1964), 1964
7 45
#2235 (Implant: Jan 15, 1965), 1965
7 46
#2239 (Implant: Dec 15, 1964 - Death: Dec 24, 1964), 1964
8 1
#2263 (Implant: Dec 18, 1964 - Death: March 31, 1965), 1964-1965
8 2
#2287 (Implant: Jan 4, 1965 - Death: Jan 8, 1965), 1965
8 3
#2308 (Implant: Jan 25, 1965), 1965
8 4
#2309 (Implant: Jan 18, 1965 - Death: Feb 14, 1965), 1965
8 5
#2355 (Implant: Feb 2, 1965 - Death: Feb 18, 1965), 1965
8 6
#2369 (Implant: Feb 10, 1965), 1965
8 7
#2373 (Implant: Feb 8, 1965), 1965
8 8
#2375 (Implant: Feb 3, 1965), 1965
8 9
#2408 (Implant: Feb 16, 1965 - Death: Feb 19, 1965), 1965
8 10
#2485 (Implant: March 15, 1965), 1965
8 11
#2497 (Implant: March 19, 1965 - Death: April 21, 1965), 1965
 
General [subseries]:
8 12
Diastole/systole diagram for Dr. Gradel, 1965
8 13
Dr. Gradel - Dog pressure charts, 1965
8 14
ECG recordings [4 rolls], [1965?]
8 15
General Electric Company, 1964
8 16
Notes: Anatomy of a dog's brain, 1965
O2 1
X-ray U4 Silastic [contains x-rays], 1964-1965
 
Paul-Andre Chaptal Experiment Records, 1964-1966 [subseries]:
 
MAV calf [subseries]:
8 17
#3108 (Implant: Sept 27, 1965 - Death: Sept 28, 1965), 1965
8 18
Implant: Nov 15, 1965 - Death: Nov. 16, 1965, 1965
 
MAV dog [subseries]:
8 19
Pacemakers, #2507, 1965
8 20
#2668, 2677, 2720, 2759, 2770, 1965
8 21
#2756 (Implant: June 11, 1965 - Death: June 17, 1965), 1965
8 22
#2774 (Implant: June 23, 1965 - Death: July 12, 1965), 1965-1966
8 23
#2800 (Implant: June 25, 1965 - Death: June 27, 1965), 1965
8 24
#2819 (Implant: July 6, 1965 - Death: July 13, 1965), 1965
8 25
#2827 (Implant: July 2, 1965 - Death: July 4, 1965), 1965
8 26
#2843 (Implant: July 12, 1965 - Death: July 28, 1965), 1965
8 27
#2869 (Implant: Aug 9, 1965 - Death: Aug 16, 1965), 1965
8 28
#2878 (Implant: Aug 3, 1965 - Death: Sept 29, 1965), 1965
8 29
#2879 (Implant: July 21, 1965 - Death: Aug 2, 1965), 1965
8 30
#2883 (Implant: July 27, 1965 - Death: Aug 6, 1965) [contains photograph], 1965
8 31
#2997 (Implant: Aug 23, 1965 - Death: Aug 26, 1965), 1965
8 32
#3021 (Intervention: Sept 1, 1965), 1965
8 33
#3023 (Intervention: Sept 6, 1965), 1965
8 34
#3071 (Implant: Sept 13, 1965 - Death: Sept 26, 1965) [contains photograph], 1965
8 35
#3077 (Implant: Sept 1, 1965 - Death: Sept 17, 1965), 1965
8 36
#3121 (Implant: Oct 25, 1965 - Death: Oct 29, 1965), 1965
 
Myocardial electrodes study [subseries]:
8 37
Charts, 1965
8 38
[Graphic records] [contains photographs], 1965
8 39
Pathology, 1965
8 40
Pathology report, 1965-1966
8 41
[Reports and shipping order] [contains photograph], 1965
 
Myocardial electrodes study dog [subseries]:
8 42
#2511 (Implant: Mar 24, 2965 - Sacrificed: Jan 6, 1966) [contains photographs], 1965
8 43
#2684 (Implant: May 21, 1965 - Sacrifice: Nov 1, 1965) [contains photographs], 1965
8 44
#2755 (Implant: Jun 14, 1965) [contains photographs], 1965
8 45
#2801 (Implant: Jun 29, 1965 - Sacrificed: Nov 1, 1965) [contains photographs], 1965
8 46
#2870 (Implant: Jul 19, 1965 - Sacrificed: Jan 6, 1966) [contains photographs], 1965-1966
8 47
#2878 (Implant: Aug 3, 1965) [contains photographs], 1965
8 48
#2955 (Implant: Aug 11, 1965 - Sacrifice: Jan 6, 1966) [contains photographs], 1965-1966
8 49
#2960 (Implant: Aug 16, 1965 - Sacrifice: Jan 4, 1966) [contains photographs], 1965-1966
8 50
#3071 (Implant: Sep 13) [contains photographs], 1965
 
General [subseries]:
8 51
Acute experiments, 1965
8 52
Booster heart project, 1965-1966
8 53
Brain electrode notes, 1965
8 54
Coronary legation study, 1965
8 55
MBH MAT testing, 1964-1965
8 56
MBH - Study of transcutaneous connector, 1965-1966
 
Dog Surgical Research, 1965-1966 [subseries]:
8 57
Dog no. 1: 2650 - Control I + N, 1965
8 58
Dog no. 2: 2649 - [Intermittent perfusion], 1965
8 59
Dog no. 3: 2674 - Continuous perfusion, 1965
8 60
Dog no. 4: 2685 - Control (IN), 1965
8 61
Dog no. 5: 2711 - Control (IN), 1965
8 62
Dog no. 6: 2728 - Perfusion, 1965
8 63
Dog no. 7: 2702 - Deep anesthesia, 1965
8 64
Dog no. 8: 2942 - Perfusion, 1965
8 65
Dog no. 9: 2751 - Perfusion + ECG, 1965
8 66
Dog no. 10: 2773 - Bleeding, 1965
8 67
Dog no. 11: 2797 - Lung pulmonary dialysis study, 1965
8 68
Dog no. 12: 2836 - Intestinal dialysis: Study, 1965
8 69
Dog no. 13: 2839 - Intestinal dialysis: Nephrectomy, 1965
8 70
Dog no. 14: 2882 - Intestinal dialysis: Study, 1965
8 71
Dog no. 15: 2868 - Lung-pulmonary dialysis: Study, 1965
8 72
Dog no. 16: 2909 - Lung-pulmonary dialysis: Study, 1965
8 73
[Dog no.] 17: 2926 - Intestinal dialysis: Study, 1965
8 74
[Dog no.] 18: 2927 - Intestinal dialysis: Nephrectomy, 1965
8 75
[Dog no.] 19: 2914 - Lung-pulmonary dialysis: Nephrectomy, 1965
8 76
[Dog no.] 20: 2965 - Lung-pulmonary dialysis: Study, 1965
8 77
[Dog no.] 21: 2991 - Lung-pulmonary dialysis: Study, 1965
8 78
[Dog no.] 22: 3001 - Intestinal dialysis: Study, 1965
8 79
[Dog no.] 23: 3058 - Pulmonary dialysis: Study; Lung - Cardiac arrest, 1965
8 80
[Dog no. 3284], 1966 Jan -Feb
8 81
Dog no. 4439 - Microsphere injection, [ca. 1965-1966]
 
Acute Cases (Dogs), 1966-1967 [subseries]:
8 82
A-1, A-2, A-3 - Record of operation #1, 2, 3, 5, 1966 Jan-Feb
8 83
A-4, 1966 Jun 7
8 84
A-5, 1966 Jun 13
8 85
A-6 To-21, 1966 Jun 29
8 86
A-6 To-21 - Cineangiogram, 1966 Jul 5
8 87
C-23 To-22 - Changed to A-7 To-17R, 1966 Jul 6
8 88
A-8 To-20R, 1966 Jul 27
8 89
A-9 Tear of aorta, 1966 Aug 10
8 90
A-11, 1966 Sep 9
8 91
A-12 - Transducer unit #2 [contains photographs], 1966 Sep 12
8 92
A-13 To-31 - Transducer unit [contains photographs], 1966 Oct 19
8 93
A-14 - X-ray cancelled, 1966 Oct 31
8 94
A-15 To-39R - X-ray, 1966 Nov 2
8 95
A-16 - 2 30' driving, 1966 Nov 9
8 96
A-17 - 1 30' driving, 1966 Nov 14
8 97
A-18, 1966 Nov 28
8 98
A-19 To-39 - Transducer no. 9 [contains photographs], 1966 Dec 12
8 99
A-20 - Avco machine no. 5 - Unit with 2 cannlas, 1967 Jan 4
8 100
A-21 T-9D G-2, 1967 Jan 16
8 101
A-22 - Recording, [1967]
8 102
A-22 - Transducer 9E-1 and 2 [contains photographs], 1967 Feb 6
8 103
A-23 - Transducers 9E 3 and 4 [contains photographs], 1967 Mar 8
9 1
A-24 9E 4.5, 1967 Apr 5
9 2
A-25 - Transducer recording!! [contains photographs], 1967 May 10
9 3
A-26 - Cineangiogram, [1967 May 17]
 
C Cases (Dogs), 1966-1967 [subseries]:
9 4
[C-1] MAV No. 6 - Sick dog - Cancelled, 1966 Feb 9
9 5
C-2 No. 7 MAV, 1966 Feb 15
9 6
C-3 No. 8 MAV, 1966 Feb 17
9 7
C-4 No. 9, 1966 Feb 21
9 8
C-5 No. 10, 1966 Feb 24
9 9
C-6, 1966 Feb 28
9 10
C-7, 1966 Mar 7
9 11
C-8, 1966 Mar 14
9 12
C-9 [contains photographs], 1966 Mar 31
9 13
C-10, 1966 Apr 4
9 14
C-11, 1966 Apr 14
9 15
C-12 - Boxer, 1966 Apr 19
9 16
C-13, 1966 Apr 20
9 17
C-14 - Hairy, 1966 Apr 25
9 18
C-15 To-13 - 3709 Colli, male, 1966 Apr 27
9 19
C-16 To-14, 1966 May 2
9 20
C-17 To-14, 1966 May 3
9 21
C-19 To-16 - 3804 small, female, 1966 May 12
9 22
C-20 (To-17), 1966 May 16
9 23
C-21 To-18 - Boxer, female, 1966 Jun 1
9 24
C-22 To-20, 1966 Jun 27
9 25
C-24 To-23, 1966 Jul 20
9 26
C-25 - Tertronix boxer silastic cannla, 1966 Aug 3
9 27
C-26, 1966 Aug 18
9 28
C-27 To-27, 1966 Aug 24
9 29
C-28 To-28 - Failure, 1966 Sep 2
9 30
C-29, 1966 Sep 19
9 31
XC-30 To-27R - 0(C-31 To-27R) Big blade - 5 months survival emboli, 1966 Sep 21
9 32
C-32 To-28R patency - Big white - 21kg - 66 days survival, 1966 Sep 23
9 33
C-33 To-34, 1966 Sep 26
9 34
C-34 To-32, 1966 Sep 28
9 35
C-35 To-33, 1966 Sep 30
9 36
C-36 To-20R - Viscious, 1966 Oct 3
9 37
C-37 To-32R - Double pacing, 1966 Oct 5
9 38
C-38 NIH, 1966 Oct 14
9 39
C-39 To-35 - 25 days, 1966 Oct 26
9 40
C-40 To-36 - 52 days boxer, 1966 Oct 28
9 41
C-41, 1966 Nov 23
9 42
C-42, 1966 Nov 30
9 43
C-43 To-40 [contains photographs], 1966 Dec 7
9 44
C-44 - 1 day, 1966 Dec 14
9 45
C-45 glue - G-1 [aortic arch], 1967 Jan 11
9 46
C-46 2 hour - G-3 aorta cut, 1967 Jan 18
9 47
C-47 - G-4 aorta cut, 1 day, 1967 Jan 25
9 48
C-48, 1967 Feb 1
9 49
Dog #C-49, A-27 - Movie clot, 8 days, 1967 Jun 21
9 50
New York Academy [- Summary of dog deaths], undated
9 51
Specimen - Booster heart, 1967 Feb 2
 
S Cases, 1966 [subseries]:
9 52
S-2 no. 7 - Transducer into LV, 1966 Nov 21
9 53
S-3, 1966 Dec 5
9 54
S-4 microsphere, 1966 Dec 19
9 55
S-5 microsphere, 1966 Dec 21
9 56
S-6 microsphere injection - Flow probe, 1966 Dec 29
 
Chronic Cases, 1967 [subseries]:
9 57
Calf [1], 1967 Jan 3
9 58
Calf 2, 1967 Jan 30
9 59
Calf 3, 1967 Feb 13
9 60
Calf 4, 1967 Feb 20
9 61
Calf 5, 1967 Mar 2
9 62
Calf 6, 1967 Mar 6
9 63
Calf 8 - Dr. K 3 Avco, 1967 Apr 3
9 64
S-8 St. Barnard, 1967 Mar 23
9 65
S-11 Avco booster - Dr. K4 big dog, 1967 Apr 10
9 66
S-12 (K5) G-5 - Big dog Avco, 1967 Apr 24
9 67
S-15 sheep 1 day, [1967] May 8
 
Dacron Lining (DL Series), 1967 [subseries]:
9 68
S-7 DL1 - Dacron lining into descending aorta, 1967 Mar 20
9 69
S-9 DL2 - Dacron=Cloth, 1967 Mar 27
9 70
S-10 DL3, 1967 Mar 29
9 71
DL4 - No clothing, 1967 May 15
9 72
DL5, 1967 May 31
 
Dipped Silastic (SD Series), 1967 [subseries]:
9 73
[S-13] SD-1 - Silastic bag (Dipped Silastic), 1967 Apr 26
9 74
S-14 SD-2, 1967 May 1
9 75
S-16 SD-3, 1967 May 12
9 76
SD-4, 1967 Jun 7
9 77
SD-5, 1967 Jun 28
 
General, 1952-1989 [subseries]:
9 78
Assisted circulation - AVCO, 1966-1967
9 79
Auxiliary ventricle data, 1958 Aug 15
9 80
Auxiliary ventricle - Mono-stable multivibrator, 1962 Jun 1
9 81
Auxiliary ventricle - Patent application, [grant materials, and reprints], 1952-1967
9 82
Auxiliary ventricle - Patent application work papers, 1960-1966
9 83
Booster unit measurements - New Epon shell, 1966 Jun 15
9 84
Cineangiogram - Patency dog autopsy - (Nov 11, 1966), 1966
9 85
Driving system has been checked [contains photographs], 1966 Feb 8
9 86
["Explanation of Cineangiographic Film of the Booster Heart"], 1966 Nov 25
9 87
Flow meter (probe) - Descending aorta, baffle booster, undated
9 88
Flow meter test, 1966 Apr 28
9 89
Implantation of MAV in calves, 1967 Mar 6
9 90
Just transducer test - Transducer #6 and #7, 1966 Oct 24
9 91
Lists of Xeroxes and vouchers, 1962-1964
9 92
MAV generality, 1965
9 93
MAV recordings, 1965-1966
10 1
MAV - Timing circuit (No-good case) [Booster heart experiment (New recording)], undated
10 2
Mechanical booster heart - Dogs data, 1959
10 3
Mechanical booster heart - Public references - Artificial heart devices, 1962-1967
10 4
New pressure regulator - Checked, 1966 Jun 31
10 5
[Operation log accompanying booster heart films], 1967 Jul 12
10 6
Order (Copies), 1965-1967
10 7
Original artwork of diaphragm and aortic assisting device, 1987-1989, n.d.
10 8
[Preliminary] Hemolysis [Study: Plasma Hemoglobin], 1966 Nov 10
10 9
Pressure - Puls pattern flow pattern study, 1967 Jun 12
10 10
Procedure for care of MAV dogs, 1970, 1978
10 11
Record of chronic dogs so far, 1965-1966
10 12
Special remarks on MAV, 1966-1967
10 13
Summary of strain gauges, 1966
10 14
Test of driving unit and booster heart, 1966