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John T. Watson Papers 1964-2003
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Box | Folder Title
 
Series 1: Administrative Files, 1964-2003 [series]:

This series documents the administrative decisions shaping the direction of the Artificial Heart Program (AHP) -- later known as the Devices and Technology Branch (DTB) -- and the research projects under its jurisdiction. Watson's career as Chief of the DTB also can be traced through these files. The series contains material from throughout Watson's association with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as well as material created prior to his arrival. It is divided into three sub-series: AHP Management, Research Areas, and Reports. Researchers interested in the program's overall history and management should refer to the first sub-series: it includes correspondence and people files, legal documents concerning patents and lawsuits, manuals and procedural guidelines, congressional hearing files, financial summaries, and records of international cardiovascular research activities. The second sub-series focuses more on managing some of the research activities within the AHP: radioisotope power sources, ventricular assist devices, biomaterials, total artificial hearts, and bioengineering. Information on the testing and evaluation facilities established for assessing the capabilities of circulatory support devices also can be found here. Folders documenting individual research contracts are located in Series 2: Research Contracts. The third sub-series consists of reports on the AHP's status and research objectives (including the annual director reports) and submissions to the Cardiology Advisory Committee. Of special interest are the evaluative reports prepared at the AHP's inception to define the program's scope, goals, and implementation plan. Most materials in this series are arranged chronologically by date; the people files in the first sub-series are arranged alphabetically by last name.

 
Artificial Heart Program Management, 1964-2003 [subseries]:
1 1
[Artificial Heart Program Management], 1964-1980
1 2
[Press Statements], 1967-1968, 1975-1978
1 3
Hittman Associates, 1967-1970
1 4
[Artificial Heart-Myocardial Infarction Program Progress], 1968
1 5-6
Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart Institute (1964-1968), 1969 Mar 6
1 7
MDAP Advisory Committee, 1969-1970
1 8
Artificial Heart Program in Applied Health R/D, 1970 Feb
1 9
Associate Director for Collab[orative Programs], Lung Program, 1971
1 10
Pulmonary Program, 1971
1 11
NHLI Exhibitry [photographs], 1975
1 12-13
Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1975-1989, n.d.
1 14
[Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section], 1978
1 15
[Office of Technology Assessment -] John Bunker, M.D., 1979-1980
1 16-18
[Clippings of Artificial Heart], 1981-1990
1 19
Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology [- Case Study #9], 1982 May
1 20
Working Group on Mechanical Circulatory Support, 1983
1 21
Events Commemorating the Centennial of the National Institutes of Health and the 40th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1986-1987
1 22
Groups, 1987-1989
1 23
BARI: Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation Booklets, [ca. 1988]
1 24
[Development of Diagnostic Techniques for Application to Epidemiologic Studies], 1990 Oct 12
1 25
[Institute of Medicine Plan for Evaluation of Artificial Heart Program], 1990-1991
1 26
Artificial Heart: Prototypes, Policies, and Patients, 1991 Oct
1 27
[Research on Women's Health], 1991-1994
1 28
Health Care Technology Institute Policy Briefs, 1993
1 29
[DHVD Executive Staff Action Responses], 1994 May 11
1 30
Long-Term Blood Pump Reliability Working Group, University of Utah, 1994
1 31
ASAIO-STS Long-term Blood Pump Reliability Working Group, 1995 Apr 25
1 32
Appendix B. A Chronology of the NHLBI Artificial Heart Program and Related Events, [ca. 1996]
1 33
2000 DHHS Grants Training Program, 1999 Sep 27
1 34
Clippings of Heart Pumps, 2001 Nov
1 35
Investigation, 2003
 
People Files, 1966-1998 [subseries]:
1 36
Absolon, Karel B., 1979-1982
1 37
Altieri, Frank D., 1970-1988
1 38
Armstrong, Neil [- Institute for Engineering and Medicine], 1975 Dec 3
1 39
Bernhard, William F., 1977 Feb-Mar
1 40
[Comroe, Julius H. Jr.], 1966
1 41
DeBakey, Michael E. [photograph], 1992
1 42
[Dewey, C. Forbes Jr. - MIT], 1993 Mar
1 43
Didisheim, Paul, 1985-1994
1 44
Domanski, Michael J., [ca. 1983]-1992
1 45
Dunn, Rosalie A., 1982, 1989-1993
1 46
[Galletti, Pierre M. - AIMBE President's Lecture], 1996 May 17
1 47
Harasaki, Hiroaki, 1989-1990
1 48
Hastings Family, 1971-1972
1 49
Powell, Roger S., 1967-1981
1 50
Stewart, Wolcott E. - Hubris Heart Research, 1966-1969
1 51-52
Watson, John T., 1976-1996
1 53-54
Watson, John T. [- Photographs] [photographs, negatives], 1981-1998, n.d.
 
Legal, 1967-1991 [subseries]:
2 1
Food and Drug Administration, 1967-1977
2 2
Patents and Copyrights, 1968-1971
2 3
[Patents and Licenses] [photograph], 1970-1972
2 4
Medical Innovations Patents, 1971
2 5-8
[Stanford vs. Louis Sullivan et al - Motion for Preliminary Injunction], 1990 Oct
2 9
[Stanford vs. Louis Sullivan et al - Reply to Defendants' Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction, and Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss], 1991 Feb 22
2 10
[Stanford vs. Louis Sullivan et al - Government's Response to Stanford's Last Brief], 1991 Apr 1
 
Manuals and Procedures, 1967-1999 [subseries]:
2 11
[NIH Policy and Procedures Memos], 1967-1971, 1994
2 12
[Patient Safety], 1976 Aug
2 13-14
Protocols and/or Manual of Operations, 1981-1982
2 15
[Domanski Research Project Protocols], 1988
2 16
NIH Program Administrators' Handbook, [1990]
2 17
Quality Control Manual for Transicoil Inc, 1991-1993
2 18
Manual of Operations for the 1985-86 PTCA Registry Follow-up, 1993 Apr 19
2 19
Draft - DHVD Implementation Procedures for Grants Over 500k: Direct Costs Per Year, 1997-1999
 
Congress, 1968-1986 [subseries]:
2 20
Congressional Inquiries, 1968-1969
2 21
Senator Wallace F. Bennett [Senate Appropriation Committee Statement], 1968-1969
2 22
Adair Rogers to Senator Richard S. Schweiker, 1969 Sep 24
2 23-24
Congressional Hearing (February 5, 1986) - Artificial Heart Briefing Book, 1985-1986
2 25
[Status of the Artificial Heart Program - Congressional Hearings], 1986 Feb 5
2 26
Program Issue Likely to Be Raised at Appropriation Hearings, undated
 
Financial Summaries, 1973-2001 [subseries]:
2 27-28
[Contract and Program Funding/Testimony Preparation], 1973-1988
32 1
[Program Funding Summaries], 1975-1984
2 29
DTB Financial History File, 1977-1984
2 30
Grant Funding, 1979-1985
2 31
Clinical VAS Program Cost Estimates, 1986-1987
2 32
Ati/Support Financial Table, 1990
2 33
Ati Financial Info 1/91, 1990-1991
2 34
Artificial Heart Program - Cost Table Update - FY 1991, 1991-1992
2 35
Artificial Heart Program - Cost Tables Update - FY 1992, 1993 Mar
3 1
[IVAS] Budgets/Contracts Memo, 1994 Feb 28
3 2
NHLBI Budget for Artificial Heart Research FY 1995-FY 2000, 2001 Aug
 
International Research, 1976-1996 [subseries]:
3 3
[Japan Artificial Heart Program], 1976-1989
3 4-6
[US-]USSR [Exchange Program], 1979-1982
3 7
Report on International Activities - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1981
3 8
Japan Trade Center, 1982
3 9
[Artificial Heart Program in Berlin], 1984 May 15
3 10
JTECH Panel Report on the Japanese Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Program, 1988 Dec
3 11
[Viktor Sevastianov Visits], 1988-1991
3 12
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - International Activities Report, 1990
3 13
Biomaterial Living System, 1994
3 14
[Foundation for Strategic Research], 1996 Sep
 
Research Areas, 1964-1999 [subseries]:
3 15
[Active Research Grants], 1964-1968
3 16-18
Artificial Heart (1), 1975-1977
3 19
Artificial Heart (2), 1981-1987
 
Radioisotope Power Source, 1967-1981 [subseries]:
3 20
Radiation and Risk Analysis of Radioisotope Power Sources for the Artificial Heart Program, 1967 Sep
3 21
Feasibility Analysis of a Nuclear Battery Powered Piezoelectric Motor for the Artificial Heart, 1968 Apr
3 22
Literature Survey on Chronic Effects of Radiation on Humans, 1968 Sep
3 23
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), 1968-1973
3 24
[Atomic Energy Commission -] Hazards study, 1970
3 25
Radioisotope Fuel Capsule, 1970-1971
3 26
[Thermally-Powered Artificial Heart Systems - Status Memos], 1970-1971
3 27
Hazards Evaluation of a PU-238 Fueled Vapor Cycle Circulatory Support System, 1971 May
3 28
Thermal Engine, 1971
3 29
TRW - Materials Survey for a Radioisotope Heat Source for an Artificial Heart Device, 1971-1973
3 30
TRW - Parametric Analyses for a Radioisotope Heat Source for an Artificial Heart Device, 1972 Jan 31
3 31
NHLI 50-W Pu-238 Heat Source Safety Report and Handling Procedures, 1972 Mar
3 32
Evaluation of Practicability of a Radioisotope Thermal Converter for an Artificial Heart Device [- Phase I Final Report], 1972 Apr
3 33
Nuclear Pacemaker Licensing Information, 1972
4 1
Nuclear Pacemaker Licensing Information, 1972
4 2
AEC - C. Dennis Files, 1972-1973
4 3
Nuclear Pacemaker Study: Animal Trials, 1973 Mar 29
4 4
TRW - Radioisotope Heat Source Development for an Artificial Heart Device - Program Review, 1973 Aug 30
4 5
Final Generic Environmental Statement on Routine Use of Plutonium-Powered Cardiac Pacemaker, 1976 Jul
4 6
Plutonium-238 Fuel and Heat Source Development for Nuclear-Powered Artificial Heart Program, 1977 Feb
4 7
Fuel Capsule, 1981 May 5
 
Testing and Evaluation Facilities, 1968-1973 [subseries]:
4 8-9
T&E File - University of Utah, 1968-1972
4 10
Phase II, Establishment and Operation - Contract Extension, Review, 1970 Apr
4 11
Phase II, Establishment and Operation - [Secondary] Extension Review, 1970 May
4 12-14
University of Utah, NIH-70-2081 - Memo to OGC-DHEW [photographs], 1970 Oct 12
4 15
Extension Proposal Review, 1971 Apr
4 16
Recommendations for Phase-out of Test and Evaluation Facilities, IITRI and University of Utah, 1972-1973
 
Ventricular Assist Devices, 1972-1999 [subseries]:
4 17
[Protocols and Guidelines for LVAD Research], 1972-1980
4 18-19
Recapitulation and Rationale for a Positive Recommendation from this Committee to NHLI for the Short-term Use of the Abdominal Left Ventricular Assist Device (ALVAD) in Man, 1973 Oct 28
4 20
[Left Ventricular Assist Device Study Bylaws, Device Summaries, and Notes], 1973-1974, n.d.
4 21
Report: Left Ventricular Assist Device - TECO - Models VII and X, 1974 Jan 11
4 22
Heart Assist[: A Progress Report on the Development of Artificial Circulatory Support Systems], [ca. 1974]
4 23
Clinical Evaluation of a Ventricular Assist Device in Patients with Post Cardiotomy Heart Failure, [1975-1976]
4 24
Criteria, Protocols and Reporting Forms for Initial Left Ventricular Assist Device Clinical Trials, 1975-1977
4 25
[Miscellaneous VAD Files], 1975-1989
4 26
Nuclear, Pneumatic and Electrically-Actuated Left Ventricular Assist Device Development and Utilization: A 15-year Progress Report, 1976
4 27
Teco Correspondence, 1976
4 28-31
Clinical [Ventricular Assist] Program, 1980-1990
4 32
[Data Review Board Steering Committee] Meeting (July 14, 1983), Bethesda, MD, 1982-1983
4 33
LVAD and RVAD - DTB, 1983-1985
5 1-3
VAS Data Review Board (Volume 2) Dr. Altieri, 1984-1986
5 4
NHLBI Quality/Reliability Assurance Audit of Nimbus, Incorporated, 1985 Jul
5 5
Tampa General Hospital [photographs], 1985 Oct
5 6
[Thermedics Inc.] [photographs], 1985-1987
5 7
[LVAS], 1985-1991
5 8
Biochemical and Morphological Evaluation of the Thermedics Textured Blood Contacting Linings: Observations Following Four Human LVAD Implants [photographs], 1986 Aug 26
5 9
Data Review Board for Device Readiness Testing [- Volume Nine], 1988-1989
5 10-11
DRB Historical File [- Volume Eight-Nine], 1988-1990
5 12
Novacor Correspondence, 1989
5 13-14
Left Ventricular Assist System - Manual of Operations, 1991 Aug 14
5 15
NIH Strategic Plan: Scientific Initiatives, [ca. 1992]
5 16
[IVAS Program Meeting - Report of the CHF Group on Animal Models of Ventricular Dysfunction], 1996 May 2
5 17-19
Heart Mate [LVAD]: More Than a Medical Marvel - Presidential Design Award Submission, 1999 Apr 8
 
Biomaterials, 1977-2002 [subseries]:
5 20-22
Biomaterials [Program] - Review Task Force Meetings, 1977
5 23
Handouts - [Biomaterials Program] Task Force Meeting, 1977
5 24
Suzanne Eskin - Biomaterials Program, NHLBI, 1985
5 25
Advanced Materials and Processes, 1991
5 26
NIH Biomaterials Crosscut Program, 1991
5 27
Advanced Materials and Processing Program [Biomaterials Activities], 1991-1992
5 28
Advanced Materials and Processing Program [FY 1994], 1991-1992
5 29
[Advanced Materials/Crosscut Program - COMAT Working Group], 1991-1992
5 30
Advanced Materials and Processing: Fiscal Year 1993 Program, 1992 Apr
5 31
Returned Photos [for AMPP FY 1993 Program Plan Book] [photographs], 1992 Jul 31
6 1
Advanced Materials and Processing: Fiscal Year 1994 Federal Program, 1993 Jul
6 2
Biomaterials Mailing List, 1993 Aug
6 3
Advanced Materials and Processing: The Federal Program in Materials Science and Technology, 1993
6 4
Biomer issue, 1993-1994
6 5
Proposal for Support of Basic Biomaterials Research at NIH, 1994 May 11
6 6
[Note to John Watson Re: Report to Congress on Biomaterials], 1994 Aug 8
6 7
Issue Paper - ["Biomaterials Availability: Potential Effects on Medical Innovation and Health Care"], 1999-2000
6 8
WTEC Panel Report on Tissue Engineering Research, 2002 Jan
 
Total Artificial Heart, 1980-1996 [subseries]:
6 9-12
University of Utah - Artificial Heart Book 2 - Secondary, 1980-1981
6 13-15
Utah [Artificial Heart], 1980-1981
6 16
Report of the Artificial Heart Working Group, 1981 May 21
6 17-20
Artificial Heart Working Group [Meetings and Reports], 1981-1982
6 21
[Human Artificial Heart Implant at the Arizona Heart Institute], 1985
6 22
[TAH Quality System Inspection of Cleveland Clinic and Nimbus], 1996 Feb 2
6 23
Abiomed R&D Inc. - Peer Review, 1996 Aug 22
 
Bioengineering, 1987-1999 [subseries]:
6 24
NIH - Biomedical Engineering Research [photograph], 1987 Mar 1
6 25-26
[Evaluation of NIH-Supported Bioengineering Innovation], 1992-1994
6 27
[Bioengineering Research], 1993
6 28-31
Bioengineering Study I - Misc. Papers, 1993-1994
6 32-33
Bioengineering Study II - Misc. Papers, 1993-1995
6 34
[Bioengineering Research Group Leadership], 1999 Jan 5
 
Reports, [1964?]-1986 [subseries]:
6 35
NIH and Engineering in Biology and Medicine, 1969 Aug 1
6 36
National Heart and Lung Institute's Artificial Heart Program: Research Approach and Two Research Developments, [ca. 1970]
7 1
Artificial Heart Program 1964-1975 [- Draft], 1976 Feb
7 2
[DHVD Operational Fact Book -] Devices and Technology Branch [Program Summary], 1976 Jul 7
7 3
DHVD Implementation Plan: Fiscal Year 1977, 1976 Oct 8
7 4
[DHVD Operational Fact Book - Devices and Technology Branch Program Summary], 1978 Jun
7 5-6
[Position Paper on Mechanically Assisted Circulation], [ca. 1978]
7 7
Report to the Working Group on Circulatory Assistance and Artificial Heart, 1980 Apr
7 8
Devices and Technology Branch - Fact Book (1977-1981), 1981 Aug
7 9
Devices and Technology Task Group Report (Draft): Retrospective Report, 1981 Oct 29
7 10
Devices and Technology Task Group Report: Prospective Report, 1982 Mar 17
7 11
Circulatory Assistance, 1982 Apr 29
 
Preliminary Program Evaluations, [1964?]-1966 [subseries]:
7 12
Artificial Heart Program Considerations, [1964?]
7 13
Studies Basic to Consideration of Artificial Heart Research and Development - Task I, 1965 Dec
7 14-15
Studies Basic to Consideration of Artificial Heart Research and Development - Task II, Volumes II-A, II-B, 1965 Dec
7 16-17
Studies Basic to Consideration of Artificial Heart Research and Development - Task III, Volume III-C Appendices, 1965 [Dec]
7 18-19
[Report No.] TE 48-66 - Task 4 Through Task 7, 1965 Dec
7 20-21
[Report No. TE 48-66 - Task 3:] Technology Survey and Reference Data Compilation v. 1, 1966 Jan
7 22-23
[Report No. TE 48-66 - Task 3:] Technologiy Survey and Reference Data Compilation v. 2, 1966 Jan
7 24
Studies Basic to Consideration of Artificial Heart Research and Development Program - Final Report, 1966 Feb 11
7 25-26
Analytical Report on Six Studies Basic to Consideration of the Artificial Heart Program - Volume I, 1966 Jul 22
7 27-28
Analytical Report on Six Studies Basic to Consideration of the Artificial Heart Program - Volume II, 1966 Jul 26
7 29
Analytical Report on Six Studies Basic to Consideration of the Artificial Heart Program - Volume III, 1966 Aug 15
7 30
Final Summary Report on Six Studies Basic to Consideration of the Artificial Heart Program, 1966 Oct 24
 
Annual, 1966-1986 [subseries]:
8 1
Annual Reports of the Artificial Heart Program, National Heart Institute, 1966-1969
8 2
Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart and Lung Institute - Annual Report, 1970
8 3
Medical Devices Applications Program of the National Heart and Lung Institute - Annual Report, 1971-1972
8 4
Division of Technological Applications of the National Heart and Lung Institute - Annual Report, 1973
8 5
First Annual Report of the Director of the National Heart and Lung Institute, 1974 Feb 13
8 6
Second Annual Report of the Director of the National Heart and Lung Institute, 1975 Mar 10
8 7
Fifth Report of the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1978 Feb 28
8 8
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Fourteenth Report of the Director, 1986 Nov
 
Cardiology Advisory Committee, 1977-1984 [subseries]:
8 9
[Mechanically Assisted Circulation - The Status of the NHLBI Program and Recommendations for the Future -] Report of the Cardiology Advisory Committee, 1977 May
8 10
Summary Report - Devices and Technology Branch [- Submitted to Cardiology Advisory Committee], 1979 Oct 1
8 11
Mechanically Assisted Circulation: Report of the NHLBI Advisory Council Working Group on Circulatory Assistance and the Artificial Heart, 1980 Aug
8 12
Report of the Devices and Technology Branch to the Cardiology Advisory Committee, 1980 Sep 18
8 13
Report of the Devices and Technology Branch to the Cardiology Advisory Committee, 1981 Sep 25
8 14
Report of the Devices and Technology Branch to the Cardiology Advisory Committee, 1984 Aug
 
Series 2: Research Contracts, 1965-1999 [series]:

The progress of specific National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) contracts is documented in this series. These contracts supported ongoing research into the development of temporary left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), permanent artificial hearts, and energy sources for these devices. They also detail research on the effects of biomaterials coming in contact with blood, atherosclerosis, clinical LVAD trials, and using lab rats and dogs for clinical research. There are five sub-series: Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Applications and Proposals, Reviews, Reports, and General. The first two sub-series contain solicitations to potential contractors for research proposals and the contractors' submissions. The Reviews sub-series consists of material gathered during the review of an application for a new research contract and renewals of existing contracts. This material includes lists of institutions receiving the RFPs, review committee member information, meeting minutes, summary sheets for recommended and not recommended proposals, and approval memos. Reports in the fourth sub-series are quarterly, annual, and final progress reports from the contractors. The General sub-series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, license applications, and miscellaneous files relating work done on specific research contracts. Each sub-series is arranged chronologically by folder date.

 
Requests For Proposals (RFPs), 1965-1994 [subseries]:
8 15-18
Requests for Proposals, 1965-1973
8 19-20
RFPs - Book 2, 1969-1975
8 21
RFPs - NHLI Budget FY '72, 1971-1972
8 22-24
RFAs - RFPs, 1977-1979
8 25-27
RFPs 1980 - DTB, 1979-1981
8 28
[RFPs - Fiscal Year 1980], 1980
8 29
[RFA NIH-85-HL-24-H], 1984
8 30
[RFP NHLBI-HV-86-01 - "Fabrication of Cardiovascular Devices" (2 copies)], 1985
8 31
Request for Proposal - No. NHLBI-HV-84-01 (R88), 1988
8 32
Request for Proposals - [Fiscal Year 1989], 1989
8 33
Program Continuation, Request for Applications, FY1990, 1990
8 34
[Request for Proposal No. NHLBI-HV-92-28 - "Phased Readiness Testing of Implantable Total Artificial Heart"], 1992
9 1
[Request for Proposal No. NHLBI-HV-94-25] "Innovative Ventricular Assist System (IVAS)", 1994
 
Applications and Proposals, 1965-1995 [subseries]:
9 2
"Proposal for Analytic and Evaluative Services Related to the Development of an Artificial Heart", 1965 Sep 24
9 3
"Analysis and Measurement of the Effect of Materials on Blood Leukocytes, Erythrocytes, and Platelets", 1971 Jul 23
9 4
"Hybrid Thermal Converter for an Artificial Heart Device", 1972 Apr 24
9 5
"Continuation of Clinical Trials of Left Ventricular Assist Devices" - Volume 1 - Technical Proposal, 1976 Jul
9 6
"Continuation of Clinical Trials of Left Ventricular Assist Devices" - Volume 2 - Management Proposal, 1976 Jul
9 7
"The Clinical Applications of the Left Ventricular Assist Device" - N01-HV-5-3007 - Business Proposal, 1976 Jul
9 8
"The Clinical Applications of the Left Ventricular Assist Device" - N01-HV-5-3007 - Technical Proposal, 1976 Jul
9 9
["Continuation of Clinical Trials of Left Ventricular Assist Devices" - Volume 2 - Management Proposal], N01-HV-5-3006, 1977 Jul 13
9 10
[Unsolicited Contract Proposal - Technical Proposal - "Biological Effects of Implanted Nuclear Energy Sources for Artificial Heart Devices"] [photograph], 1977 Dec 23
9 11
[RFP NHLBI-79-11 - Technical Proposal - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials"], 1979 Mar 23
9 12
N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - [Renewal] Business Proposal, 1982 May 28
9 13-14
N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - [Renewal] Technical Proposal, 1982 May 28
9 15-16
["Device Readiness Testing of the Novacor Implantable Permanent Left Ventricular Assist System" -] Novacor Medical Corporation - Technical Proposal [- Volume II, Appendices], 1984 Feb
9 17
[N01-HV-48070 - "In Vivo Endurance and Characterization] Testing of the MK IV Ventricular Assist System", 1986 Jul
9 18-20
["Development of the Novacor Implantable Cardiac Biventricular Assist System" - Technical Proposal - Volume II, Appendices], 1986 Nov
9 21-24
"Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device" - NHLBI-HV-86-02 - Technical Proposal - Volume I of II [photograph], 1986 Nov 14
9 25
["Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device" -] NHLBI-HV-86-02 - Technical Proposal - Volume II of II, 1986 Nov 14
9 26-29
Novacor - Volume I, 1988 Oct 10
9 30-32
Novacor - Volume II, Appendices, 1988 Oct 10
9 33
RFP NHLBI-HV-89-10 - "Clinical Centers for the Evaluation of Implantable Ventricular Assist Systems for Human Subjects with Chronic Refractory Heart Failure" - Business Proposal, 1989 Oct 9
9 34-37
St. Louis University - N01-HV-08113 - ["Clinical Centers for the Evaluation of Implantable Ventricular Assist Systems for Human Subjects with Chronic Refractory Heart Failure"], 1989-1990
10 1-3
St. Louis University - N01-HV-08113 - ["Clinical Centers for the Evaluation of Implantable Ventricular Assist Systems for Human Subjects with Chronic Refractory Heart Failure"], 1989-1990
10 4-5
[RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 -] "Datascope Innovative Ventricular Assist (DIVA) System" - Technical Proposal, 1994 Nov 30
10 6
"Proposal for the Development of an Artificial Myocardium", 1994 Dec 2
10 7-8
[RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 - "Innovative Left Ventricular Assist System" - Technical Proposal - New York Medical College], 1994 Dec 2
10 9-12
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 - "Innovative Ventricular Assist System (IVAS)" - Volume I - Technical Proposal - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1994 Dec 2
10 13
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 - ["Innovative Ventricular Assist System] (IVAS)" - Volume II - Business Proposal - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1994 Dec 2
10 14-15
["Innovative Ventricular Assist System (IVAS)" - University of Florida], 1994 Dec 3
10 16-17
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 ["Innovative Ventricular Assist System] (IVAS)" - Transicoil Technical Proposal, 1994 Dec 5
10 18-19
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 ["Innovative Ventricular Assist System] (IVAS)" - Transicoil Business Proposal, 1994 Dec 5
10 20-21
NHLBI-HV-94-25 - "Innovative Ventricular Assist System (IVAS)" - Technical Proposal [Washington University School of Medicine], 1994 Dec
10 22-27
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 ["Innovative Ventricular Assist System] (IVAS)" - Volume I - Technical Proposal - Whalen Biomedical Incorporated, 1994 [Dec 7]
11 1
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 ["Innovative Ventricular Assist System] (IVAS)" - Volume II - Business Proposal - Whalen Biomedical Incorporated, 1994 Dec 7
11 2
[RFP] NHLBI-HV-94-25 (IVAS) [- Cleveland Clinic Foundation] Response to Enquiries, 1995 Apr 6
11 3
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 (IVAS) - [Nimbus Inc's] Answers to Reviewers' Questions, 1995 Apr 10
11 4
[RFP] NHLBI-HV-94-25 (IVAS) - [Washington University's] Answers to Reviewers' Questions on Technical Proposal, 1995 Apr
11 5
[RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 -] "Proposal for Development of an Artificial Myocardium" [- Responses to Questions], 1995 Apr
11 6
RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 (IVAS) - Transicoil Responses to Additional Question, 1995 Jun 23
11 7
[RFP NHLBI-HV-94-25 (IVAS) - Whalen Biomedical Incorporated Responses, Copy No. 3, 4], 1995
 
Reviews, 1971-1990 [subseries]:
 
New Contracts, 1971-1990 [subseries]:
11 8
RFP-NHLI-71-5 - "Fabrication of Oxygenators Using Specified Materials", 1971
11 9-10
RFP-NHLI-71-15 - ["Systems Analysis Study for the Establishment and Conduct of a Research and Development Program for Respiratory Devices"], 1971
11 11-12
RFP NHLI-MDAP-72-19 - "Materials Development and Testing", 1972
11 13-14
RFP NHLI-MDAP-72-20 - ["Instrumentation for Development and Utilization of Medical Devices and for Patient Diagnosis and Monitoring"], 1972-1973
11 15-16
RFP-NHLI-HB 74-16 - "Improved Biological Test Procedures for Evaluation of Biomaterials in Contact with Blood", 1974
11 17-18
RFP-NHLI-HB-74-17 - "Interactions of Natural and Chemically Modified Biopolymers with Blood", 1974
11 19-20
RFP NHLI-75-14 - ["Improved Instrumentation and Techniques for] Non-invasive Detection, Characterization, and Quantification of Atherosclerosis [for Research and Diagnostic Applications"], 1974-1975
11 21-22
RFP 77-7 ["Development and Evaluation of Instrument Systems for Non-invasive Detection, Characterization and Quantification of Atherosclerotic Lesions"], 1977
11 23
RFP 77-8 - Approval Memo [- "Left Heart Assist Blood Pumps"], 1977
11 24-25
RFP 77-9 - Approval Memo - "Development of Electrical Energy Converters to Power and Control Left Heart Assist Devices", 1977
11 26
RFP 77-10 - Approval Memo - ["Development of Percutaneous Leads or Other Energy Transmission Techniques and Devices"], 1977
11 27
RFP 77-11 - Approval Memo - ["Physical Testing of Polymers for Use in Circulatory Assist Devices"], 1977
11 28
RFP 78-2 [- "Research and Development of Percutaneous Energy Transmission Systems"], 1977-1978
12 1
RFP 78-2 [- "Research and Development of Percutaneous Energy Transmission Systems"], 1977-1978
12 2
RFP 79-3 - "Development of a Thermal Energy [Converter for Implantable Circulatory Support Devices"], 1979
12 3
RFP 79-4 - "Fabrication of Cardiovascular Devices", 1978-1979
12 4-5
RFP 79-11 [- "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials"], 1978-1980
12 6-8
RFP 79-12 - "Blood Compatibility of Circulatory Assist Devices", 1978-1979
12 9-10
RFP 80-1 [- "Research and Development for Systems for Transmitting Energy Through the Intact Skin"], 1979-1980
12 11-12
RFP 80-2 [- "Clinical Evaluation of Ventricular Assist Devices"], 1979-1980
12 13-14
[RFP 80-3 - "Development of an Implantable Integrated Electrically Powered Left Heart Assist System"], 1979-1980
12 15-20
RFP 80-5 [- "Research, Development and Evaluation of Systems for Noninvasive Detection and Quantification of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Peripheral and Coronary Arteries"], 1980
12 21
RFP 81-1 ["Research and Development of Percutaneous Energy Transmission System"], 1980-1981
12 22
RFP 82-3 - "Development of an Implantable Integrated Thermally Powered Ventricular Assist System", 1981-1982
13 1
[RFP 82-3 - "Development of an Implantable Integrated Thermally Powered Ventricular Assist System"], 1981-1982
13 2-5
[RFP 83-6 - "Research, Development and Evaluation of Minimally Invasive Systems for Detection and Quantification of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Coronary Arteries of Humans"], 1982-1983
13 6-9
RFP 84-1 - ["Device Readiness Testing of Implantable Ventricular Assist Systems"], 1983-1984
13 10
RFP 82-3 [(R-86)] - "Development of an Implantable Integrated Thermally Powered Ventricular Assist System", 1985-1986
13 11-14
[RFP 86-02 - "Development of Implantable Cardiac Biventricular Assist and Replacement Devices"], 1985-1987
13 15-16
RFP 84-01 (R-88) [- "Clinical Ventricular Assist System Production, Support and Evaluation"], 1988-1989
13 17-20
RFP 89-9 and RFP 89-10, 1988-1990
 
Renewals, 1971-1986 [subseries]:
13 21
Materials - Review Extension Proposals, 1971
13 22
Contract Renewals - Energy Systems, 1972
14 1
Renewal of "Implanted Assist and Total Heart [Power and Control] Systems", 1972
14 2
[Renewal of Five Biomaterials Contracts], 1973
14 3
Contracts Renewal Review - "Implantable Energy Systems [for Cardiac Assist and Total Heart Replacement Devices"], 1974 Jun
14 4
Biomaterials Contract Renewal - Proposal Reviews, 1974 Sep
14 5
Proposal Review Summary - "The Evaluation of Temporary Left Ventricular Assist Device for Clinical Application", 1974 Oct
14 6
[Request for Non-competitive Contract Renewal for Fabrication Contracts], 1975 Jun
14 7
Blood Pump Contracts Renewal Review, 1975 Oct
14 8
Contract Renewal Proposals Review Blood Pumps and Biomaterials, 1976 May
14 9
Review of Energy Contracts Renewals, 1974-1976
14 10
Renewal Contract Proposal [Reviews], 1977
14 11
[Contract Renewals - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials"], 1981-1982
14 12
[N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - Renewal Documents], 1982
14 13
[Renewal of Contracts for "Fabrication of Cardiovascular Devices"], 1982
14 14
[Renewal of Contract for "Fabrication of Cardiovascular Devices"], 1985-1986
 
Reports, 1968-1998 [subseries]:
14 15
"Electrical Energy Systems to Power Circulatory Assist Devices" - Task Report, 1968 Jan
14 16
"Studies of the Ovine Thorax and Associated Structures", 1969
14 17
Quarterly Progress Report - "Evaluation of Temporary Left Ventricular Assist Pumping" - N01-HV-3-2946, 1975 Feb
14 18-19
[Annual Report - "Continuation of the Fabrication of Implantable Artificial Heart Devices and Components"], 1975 May
14 20
Axisymetric LVAD [Annual Technical Report - "Development and Evaluation of Unilateral and Bilateral Cardiac Assist Devices"], 1975 Sep
14 21
Topical Report - N01-HV-5-3008 - "Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Temporary Left Ventricular Assist Pumping", 1975 Oct 22
14 22
Compilation of Contract Status Reports, 1976 Jan
14 23
[Annual Technical Progress Report - "The Clinical Applications of the Left Ventricular Assist Device"], 1976 Jun
14 24
"The Clinical Applications of the Left Ventricular Assist Device," N01-HV-5-3007 - Annual Report, 1976 Jul
14 25
Report to Cardiology Advisory Committee [- NHLBI Program #1-HV-5-3007], 1978 Oct
14 26
[Contract Status Reports], 1978-1979
14 27-28
"ALVAD: 1980 - A Comprehensive Final Report to NHLBI," N01-HV-5-3006 [Annual Technical Progress Report], 1980 Jan
14 29
[Annual Report - "Development of a Reversing Electrohydraulic Energy Converter for Left Ventricular Assist Devices," N01-HV-72975], 1980 Jan
14 30
"Investigation of Adhesion of Silicone Primary Reference Samples to Coated Packaging Material", 1981 Mar 15
14 31
Contract No. N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - Progress Report, 1981
14 32
Contract No. N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - Second Annual Progress Report, 1981 Jun 8
14 33
Contract No. N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - Third Annual Progress Report - Draft, 1982
14 34
Contract No. N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - Third Annual Progress Report, 1982 Jun
14 35
N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - Progress Reports, 198[2]-1983
15 1-3
N01-HV-12908 - "Clinical Evaluation of Ventricular Assist Devices" [Annual Report], 1983 Jan 18
15 4
Contract No. N01-HV-9-2933 - "Procurement of Primary Reference Materials" - Fourth Annual Progress Report, 1983 Jul 15
15 5-6
"Implanted Thermal Engine System Development" - N01-HV-28002 [Annual Report], 1983 Jul
15 7
[N01-HV 38043 - Second Annual Report - "Research, Development and Evaluation of Minimally Invasive Systems for Detection and Quantification of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Coronary Arteries in Humans"], 1985 Oct 1
15 8
"Device Readiness Testing of Implantable Ventricular Assist Systems" - N01-HV-48070 [Annual Technical Progress Report], 1986 Mar 1
15 9
[EHTAH Project, University of Utah Quarterly Report], 1988 Jun 30
15 10
Technical Reports from Contracts, 1988 Nov
15 11
Draft - Final Report - "Implanted Thermal Engine System Development", 1989 Jul 14
15 12
[Quarterly Report - NIH Contract #N01-HV-88106 - "Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device"], 1990 Jan
15 13
Quarterly Report - #N01-HV-88106 - "Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device", 1990 Apr
15 14-15
Quarterly Report - NIH Contract #N01-HV-88106 - "Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device", 1990 Aug
15 16
"Development of an Electrohydraulic Total Artificial Heart" - [Third Annual Report], 1990 Oct 20
15 17
Quarterly Report - NIH Contract #N01-HV-88106 - "Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device", 1991 Feb
15 18
Quarterly Report - NIH Contract #N01-HV-88106 - "Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device", 1991 Apr
15 19-20
"Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device" - Annual Report, 1991 Oct
15 21
"Development of Totally Implantable Cardiac Replacement Device" [Annual Report], 1991 Nov
15 22-23
Quarterly Report - NIH Contract #N01-HV-88106 - "Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device", 1992 Apr
15 24
[Quarterly Report - NIH Contract #N01-HV-88106 - "Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device"], 1992 Aug
15 25
"Development of a Biventricular Replacement Device" - N01-HV-88106 [Annual Report], 1992 Nov
15 26
Quarterly Report for "Development of an Electrohydraulic Total Artificial Heart" - Contract No. N01-HV-88104, 1993 Apr 30
15 27-28
N01-HV-048072/N01-HV-98107 - "Device Readiness Testing and Clinical Production of the Novacor Totally Implantable Left Ventricular Assist System" [Final Report], 1993 Oct
15 29-30
E4T Total Artificial Heart Program Plan - NHLBI Contract N01-HV-38129, 1996 Jun 10
15 31
[N01-HV-38128, "Testing of an Electrohydraulic Total Artificial Heart" - Fifth Annual Report], 1998 Jul
15 32
Contract N01-HV-58158 - "Innovative Ventricular Assist System (IVAS)" - Annual Report, 1998
 
General, 1967-1999 [subseries]:
15 33
License Application for Pu-238 Fuel Capsule, 1967 May
15 34
Pacemakers, 1971-1972
16 1-3
HL 14913 (CVB) [Hypertension] - New P.I. - Dr. Junichi Iwai (formerly Dr. Lewis K. Dahl), 1971-1981
16 4
[Performance Growth Capabilities of TRW Hybrid Thermal Converter], 1972 Sep 15
16 5
[Miscellaneous Contract Administrative Files], 1973-1981, 1988-1991, n.d.
16 6
[LVAD Contract Correspondence], 1974-1976
16 7-8
LVAD Office [negative], 1975-1979
16 9
ERDA Site Review Report, 1976 Feb 18
16 10-11
Children's Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) Correspondence, 1976
16 12
[LVAD] Case file, 1976
16 13
Texas Heart Institute (THI) Correspondence, 1976
16 14
[N01-HV-1-2060 Work Status], 1977 Mar 23
16 15
[Instrument Systems for Non-invasive Detection, Characterization and Quantification of Atherosclerotic Lesions], 1977
16 16-17
Cornell Dog Study [photograph], 1977-1978
16 18-19
[Dahl] S/R [Rats] Users Panel, 1979-1983
16 20-22
[Dahl S/R Rats -] Y01-HV-00031 - Interagency Agreement, 1979-1983
16 23
Program Plan, RFA NIH-NHLBI-82G-H: Mechanisms of Calcification of Prosthetic Materials in the Cardiovascular System, 1982
16 24-25
N01-HV-38043 - University of Wisconsin - [Contract file] [photographs, slides], 1983-1991
16 26
Research and Development Grants, 1985 Nov
16 27
["Clinical Ventricular Assist System Production, Support and Evaluation" - Source Selection Document/Funding], 1988
16 28
["Intraventricular Axial-Flow-Pump Artificial Heart"], 1988-1992
16 29
Retrospective Reliability Analysis of the Electrohydraulic Total Artificial Heart, 1989 Apr 27
16 30
[Novacor LVAS/Baxter], 1989-1991
16 31
NIH Site Visit [Presentation by the EHTAH Project Team, Artificial Heart Research Laboratory, University of Utah], 1990 Feb 21
16 32
Review of Activities to Develop a Thermal Ventricular Assist System TVAS, 1990 Jul 23
16 33
New England Research Institute - N01-HV-08111 [- "Data Coordinating Center for the Evaluation of Implantable Ventricular Assist Systems for Human Subjects with Chronic Refracting Heart Failure"], 1990-1994
16 34
Baxter-Novacor, 1991-1993
33 1
[Technical Data Package for the Electro-Hydraulic Total Artificial Heart (EHTAH) Volume VII of VII], 1993 Oct 1
16 35
Innovative Ventricular Assist System (IVAS) Program Plan, 1995 Oct 31
16 36
Tissue Engineering, Biometrics, and Medical Implant Science [Program Plan] [photographs], 1998 May 14
 
Series 3: 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, undated
17 1b
25 mm Outflow Conduit, undated
26 1
[Heart Device Images] [photographs, slides], 1975-1976, 1984-1989
22
[Model 5 Series 3 device, blue wood model, plastic valve with tubing, and metal power source], undated
17 2a
Model V Series 19, undated
17 1c
Temp. Percutaneous Lead and Sub Q Access Port, undated
23
[Two plastic LV chambers, a metal device with a volume compensator(?), and tubes], [1980?]
17 2b
Volume Compensator Nizo, undated
 
Metal Ventricular Assist Devices, 1984 [subseries]:
17 2c
[Brown valve with three outlets], undated
17 2d
[Green and silver valve with metal hooks], undated
17 3a
[LVAD with cable and volume compensator(?)], undated
17 3b
[Metal and glass LVAD], undated
17 3c
Thermal Ventricular Assist System - University of Washington, 1984
34
Thermedics Inc LVAS, operating instructions, CD of images, negatives of same images, undated
 
Yellow Plastic Heart Parts, 1984-1991 [subseries]:
18 1
033116B AT/AM/S, undated
18 1
LV #195, 1984
18 1
[Plastic heart, three parts (top, bottom, inner rubber disc)], undated
18 1
[Spherical heart with five outlets], undated
18 1
University of Utah - Clam Shall Electro Hydraulic Heart - Animal Use Only - Kolff Lab. - Bi Yuan and Dan Bishop, 1991
36
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], undated
 
Power Sources and Associated Devices, 1980-1984 [subseries]:
18 3a
Baxter AB 103, undated
18 3b
Baxter AB 104, undated
18 3c
Baxter [electronic device with lights], undated
18 3d
[Baxter(?) black cables woven together and linked by heavy metal clasps], undated
19 2d
Cable, undated
19 2b
[Computer board, battery(?), and assorted parts], 1984
19 2d
[PIX Pantronix chip and broken test K chip], undated
19 2d
[Square metal battery(?) with two outlets in one corner], undated
26 2
Systems 1 & 7 - Univ. of Wash. [photographs, negatives], undated
19 1
Tan and yellow cables [may be related to two gray devices], undated
18 2a
[Two heavy gray devices connected by cable], undated
21
University of Washington and Intermedics Inc - Full Heart Actuator - System 7 and 8 Engine Module Parts, 1980
 
Models, undated [subseries]:
19 3b
Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company MK VIII Engine, undated
19 2a
[Circular white wood piece with separate hand-sized white part (University of Washington TVAS?)], undated
19 3c
McConnell Douglas - Advanced System 7 Stirling/Hydraulic Power Source for Artificial Hearts, undated
24
McConnell Douglas - Free-Piston Stirling Engine diagram, undated
19 3a
McConnell Douglas - System 6 Stirling/Hydraulic Power Source for Artificial Hearts, undated
19 2c
Nimbus, Inc, [2 gray LVAD parts?], undated
25
Nuclear Engine for Artificial Heart Systems, undated
19 3d
[Small silver cup, circular disc, and long metal piece with red and blue accents], undated
19 3e-3f
[Two heavy white power source models?], undated
 
Supplies, 1974-1991 [subseries]:
20 1a
Abcor glass jar, undated
26 3
Catheter, undated
20 2a
DOW Hollow Fiber Blood Oxygenator NO. P-304, undated
20 2b
DOW Module 1 - Do-38 [Blood oxygenator], undated
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, undated
20 1c
Tecoflex Bladder #315, Model 11-4C - Reject, 1977
20 2b
Thermedics, Inc - Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter - Radiopaque, undated
20 1d
Unlabeled glass jar, undated
 
Series 4: Audiovisual Material, 1980-2002 [series]:

The videos collected in the Audiovisual Material series are primarily records of notable accomplishments in artificial heart research from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Series 4 consists of four sub-series: Educational/Instructional Videos, News Broadcasts, Patient Interviews, and Dr. Willem Kolff Interviews. Videos in the first sub-series include animated diagrams of the Sterling Engine and background information on specific heart assist devices, such as the Heartmate Ventricular Assist Device developed by Thermedics Inc. The second sub-series includes a press conference regarding the National Institutes of Health's decision to cut artificial heart research funding and local news coverage of clinical ventricular assist device implants, particularly the early 1990's story of Michael Templeton. Two of the patient interview tapes in the third sub-series are restricted by HMD's Access to Health Information of Individuals policy; the other two tapes are silent footage used in the Michael Templeton news broadcasts. The last sub-series is raw footage of Watson interviewing artificial heart pioneer Willem Kolff, whose laboratory received support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The interviews were conducted as part of a series sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History; they also include footage of Watson discussing the NHLBI's involvement with artificial heart research. The first three-subseries are arranged chronologically by date and the fourth is arranged numerically by tape number.

 
Educational/Instructional Videos, 1980-1996 [subseries]:
26 4
Sterling Engines - Original #1 [U-matic tape], 1980 Nov 25
26 4
Sterling Engines - Original #2 [U-matic tape], 1980 Nov 25
26 5
Corpak/Thermedics Inc. - Dermaport Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter V#1 [VHS tape], 1986
26 5
Surgical Implantation of the Thermedics Electrical Heartmate V.A.S. [VHS tape], 1987
26 6
Heartmate Ventricular Assist Device: Set-up and Implantation of the Pneumatically-Driven System [VHS tape], 1996
MS C 578-001
[Development of Completely Implanted Heart Assist System] [open reel film], undated
 
News Broadcasts, 1984-1995 [subseries]:
26 7
CBS (Channel 5) Morning News - Drs. Portner and Oyer [VHS tape], 1984 Sep
26 7
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA: News Conference D/C Contract Funds; News Conference Reinstatement of Funds [VHS tape], 1988 May 13, 1988 Jul 6
26 8
Thermo Cardiosystems Inc.: Heart pump/Howard Neilsen; Victor Poirier/FNN-Business Tonight; Eyewitness News KTRK-Houston; 11 News at Five KHOU-Houston [VHS tape], 1989 Feb 8
26 8
Thermo Cardiosystems publicity: CNN-Health Week; CBS This Morning; Channel Two News-Houston; Eleven News at Five-Houston; 39 Houston Television News [VHS tape], 1991 Oct 1
26 9
Artificial Heart Pump Installed - CNN Daybreak [VHS tape], 1992 Jan 31
26 9
TCI Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. - News Clips: Patient Leaves Hospital [VHS tape], 1992 Sep
26 10
News Story Re: Mike Templeton on the LVAD - "CBS This Morning" [VHS tape], 1992 Oct 1
26 10
Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. - Electric LVAD - "Scientific American Frontiers" [VHS tape], 1993 Oct
26 11
Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. - "48 Hours: To Save a Life" [VHS tape], 1995 May
26 11
Johnny Copeland/TCI pump GMA [VHS tape], 1995 Aug 28
 
Patient Interviews, 1986-[1991] [subseries]:
35 1
St. Louis/Novacor Patient Two Weeks and Five Weeks After Implant [VHS tape], 1986 Nov [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
35 1
Thermo Cardiosystems Inc. - Clinical LVAD Implantation, Transplant and Patient Interview (at Texas Heart Institute) [VHS tape], [ca. 1980s] [RESTRICTED PHI POLICY]
26 12
"Heartmate" Ventricular Assist Device Experience (2 copies) [VHS tapes], [1991 Fall]
26 13-14
Dr. Willem Kolff Interviews - Roll #1-4 [VHS tapes], 2002 Oct
27 1-6
Dr. Willem Kolff Interviews - Roll #5-15 [VHS tapes], 2002 Oct
 
Series 5: Writings, 1964-1999 [series]:

The Writings series contains manuscripts, reprints, and published reports regarding a variety of artificial heart and cardiovascular research topics. The series is divided into three sub-series: Watson Drafts and Reprints, NHLBI Drafts and Reprints, NIH Publications. The first sub-series consists of drafts and journal articles that were authored or co-authored by Watson. Researchers should note that this is not a comprehensive set of Watson's published writings. The second sub-series includes articles by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) staff such as Frank Hastings, Frances Pitlick, and Alan Berson along with articles by researchers whose work was supported by NHLBI funding. The final sub-series contains reports, guidelines, and booklets published by the NHLBI or National Institutes of Health on topics such as the status of total artificial heart development, collaborative efforts in cardiovascular research, and arteriosclerosis. This last sub-series also includes "Salute to the Past," a publication celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the NHLBI. Each sub-series is arranged chronologically by folder date.

 
Watson Drafts and Reprints, 1967-1998 [subseries]:
27 7
["Development of the Frequency Response of a Class 'A' Fiber from Its Action Potential," JT Watson], 1967
27 8
["Effect of Crude Rat Hypothalamic Extract on Serum Gonadotropin and Prolactin Levels in Normal and Orchidectomized Male Rats," JT Watson, L Krulich, SM McCann], 1970-1971
27 9
[Reprints by John T. Watson], 1971-1998
27 10
[NHLI - Circulatory Assistance], 1974
27 11
"Influence of Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) on Regional Myocardial Blood Flow During Acute Coronary Occlusion," GK Jett, JT Watson et al, [1976]
27 12
"Past, Present, and Future of Mechanical Circulatory Support," [JT Watson], [1984]
27 13
"Present and Future of Cardiac Assist Devices," JT Watson, [1984]
27 14
["Mechanical Support for the Failing Heart," FD Altieri, JT Watson, KD Taylor], 1986 Jul
27 15
"Thromboembolic Complications of Cardiovascular Devices and Artificial Surfaces," P Didisheim, JT Watson, 1987
27 16
"Artificial Heart Program In the USA[: Hope For Tomorrow," JT Watson?], [ca. 1991]
27 17
["New Paradigm for Medical Devices," JT Watson], 1994
27 18
"Assessment of Cardiac Output Measurements with the Radioisotope Microsphere Technique," CR Rosenfeld, JT Watson et al, undated
27 19
"Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device Program, Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute," JT Watson, undated
 
NHLBI Drafts and Reprints, 1964-1999 [subseries]:
27 20-21
Frank W. Hastings - Bibliography in Progress, 1964-1971, 1984
27 22-23
[Reprints Re: Research Supported by NHLBI], 1965-1993
27 24
"Thermal and Radiation Effects of PU-238 Fuel Capsules on Dogs and Primates," FN Huffman, FA Molokhia, JC Norman, 1971 Oct 19
27 25
"Systems Analysis Study for Research and Development of Respiratory Devices," LT Harmison, [ca. 1971]
27 26
[Reprints by NHLBI Staff], 1977-1992
27 27
[Untitled Speech Draft], [ca. 1982]
27 28
"Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction[: An Old Therapy Requiring New Assessment," ER Passamani], 1983 Jun 20
27 29
[Frances A. Pitlick Manuscripts] [slides], 1983, n.d.
27 30
"Cardiac and Sinoarotic Reflexes During Aortic Constriction in Awake Calves," JE Chimoskey, BA Breuhaus, SW Ely, [ca. 1984]
28 1
[Total Artificial Heart Manuscripts], 1984-[ca.1985]
28 2
"Development of an Elliptical Total Artificial Heart for Smaller Sized Recipients," Y Taenaka et al, 1985 Oct 3
28 3
"State-of-the-Art and Clinically Applied Pneumatic Artificial Hearts," DB Olsen, Y Taenaka, 1985 Oct 25
28 4
[Artificial Heart Figures and Images] [photographs, negatives], 1985
28 5
[Pennsylvania State University Writings], 1985, n.d.
28 6
"Endstage Heart Disease: Interrelationships Among Medical Management, Cardiac Transplantation and Artificial Heart Implantation," PL Frommer, 1986 Apr
28 7
New England Deaconess Hospital, 1987-1991
28 8
[Alan S. Berson Manuscripts], [ca. 1988, n.d.]
28 9
Device Figures for Ratner Book [photographs, negative], 1989
28 10
[Mechanical Support for the Failing Heart Drafts], 1989
28 11
["Breaking the Blood-Biomaterial Barrier," LH Edmunds, Jr.], 1995
28 12-13
"Improving Medical Implant Performance through Retrieval Information," [K Patrias, HS Borovetz, CA Kelley, JS Panagis], 1999
28 14
Figure 10 - Thermedics Electromechanical Ventricular Assist System [photograph], undated
28 15
Reprints and Scientific Information File, undated
 
NIH Publications, 1969-1994 [subseries]:
28 16
Cardiac Replacement: Medical, Ethical, Psychological and Economic Implications, 1969 Oct
32 2
Totally Implantable Nuclear Heart Assist and Artificial Heart, 1972 Feb
28 17
[National Heart, Blood Vessel, Lung and Blood Program] Volume III: Report of the Panel Chairman, 1973 Apr 6
28 18
[National Heart, Blood Vessel, Lung and Blood Program] Volume VI: Panel Reports, Part 1, Report of the Heart and Blood Vessel Diseases Panel, 1973 Apr 6
28 19
[National Heart, Blood Vessel, Lung and Blood Program] Volume I: National Heart and Lung Institute Summary, 1973 May 1
28 20
Totally Implantable Artificial Heart[: Legal, Social, Ethical, Medical, Economic, Psychological Implications], 1973 Jun
28 21
USA-CCCP: Exchange in Cardiovascular Area (1972-1977), [1978]
28 22
Guidelines for Blood-Material Interactions, 1979 May
28 23
USA-CCCP: Collaboration in Cardiovascular Research, 1979 Aug
28 24
Arteriosclerosis, Volume 1, 1981 Jun
28 25
Arteriosclerosis, Volume 2, 1981 Sep
28 26
Artificial Heart and Assist Devices: Directions, Needs, Costs, Society and Ethical Issues, 1985 May
28 27
Guidelines for Blood-Material Interactions, 1985 Sep
28 28
NIH Peer Review of Research Grant Applications, 1987 Feb
28 29
Salute to the Past [NHLBI 40th Anniversary Publication], 1987 Sep
28 30
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Report on Vascular Biology, 1990 Oct
28 31
[Report of the Task Force on Research in] Atherosclerosis, 1991 Sep
28 32
Working Group Report on the Heart in Hypertension, 1991 Sep
28 33
[Report of the Task Force on Research in] Heart Failure, 1994 May
 
Series 6: Conferences, Workshops, and Presentations, 1972-2001 [series]:

Information on professional meetings, lectures, and training workshops for cardiovascular researchers can be found in this series. All of these events are connected to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in some manner: sponsored or hosted by the institute, organized or co-haired by Watson, or attended by NHLBI staff members who took notes on the proceedings. Materials in this series include conference proceedings, programs, abstracts, reports, correspondence, speeches, photographs, and slides. The following sub-series are included: Images, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), and Devices and Technology Branch Contractors Meetings. Folders in the first sub-series contain assorted photographs of presenters and exhibit booths along with lecture slides. Abstracts in the second sub-series feature notes written in the margins by the attendee. The final sub-series documents the annual meeting in which NHLBI-funded researchers reviewed their scientific accomplishments. The folders are arranged chronologically by event date.

28 34
National Conference on Research Animals in Medicine [- Official Program and Abstracts], 1972 Jan 28-30
28 35
[Report on Workshop on] Left Ventricular Assist Device, 1974 Jan 11
28 36
9th Congress of the European Society for Experimental Surgery [- Abstracts], 1974 May 14-17
28 37
Workshop on Hematological Analysis of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, 1974 Sep 27-28
28 38
Behavior of Blood and Its Components at Interfaces [- Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences] v. 283, 1976 Mar 24-26
29 1
Proceedings of the First Meeting of the International Society for Artificial Organs, 1977 Aug 26-28
29 2
Hypertension in the USA and USSR: Basic, Clinical, and Population Research [- Second USA-USSR Joint Symposium], 1979 May 14-16
29 3
Circulatory Assistance and the Artificial Heart [- USA-USSR Joint Symposium], 1979 Sep 20-22
29 4
Vascular Prostheses Workshop, 1981 May 14
29 5
[Advances in System Analysis Volume 1:] Proceedings Second World Symposium Artificial Heart, 1984 Jul 13-15
29 6
Berlin '84 [Artificial Heart and Assist Devices] [slides], 1984
29 7-8
Harpers Ferry [- Workshop on Blood, Transport Phenomena, and Surfaces], 1985 Mar 17-20
29 9
Workshop on Blood, Transport Phenomena, and Surfaces, 1985 Mar 17-20
29 10
Medtronic Forum - International Artificial Heart Activities - John Watson, Ph.D. [VHS tape], 1986 Apr 10
29 11
Cardiovascular Science and Technology: Basic and Applied, I [- Precised Proceedings], 1989 Dec 2-4
29 12
Cardiovascular Science and Technology: Basic and Applied, II [- Precised Proceedings], 1990 Nov 30-Dec 2
29 13
US-USSR Joint Symposium on Circulatory Support and Biomaterials - Houston, Texas - Dr. Paul Didisheim, 1990 Dec 6-7
29 14
Cardiovascular Biomaterials, Devices, and Biocompatibility, 1992 Feb 22
29 15
HIMA - Managed Competition: The Challenge for Technology, 1993 Jun 23
29 16
Cardiovascular Science and Technology Conference: The Proceedings, 1993 Dec 10-12
29 17
Report of the Workshop on the Artificial Heart[: Planning for Evolving Technologies], 1994 Jan 24-25
29 18
Biomaterials and Medical Implant Science: Present and Future Perspectives [NIH Workshop Report], 1995 Oct 16-17
29 19
Artificial Heart: Past, Present and Future [- Symposium Honoring William S. Pierce], 1995
29 20
Progress in the Artificial Heart [- 14th Nihon University International Symposium on the Artificial Heart], 1995
29 21
Balancing Regulation and Litigation in Pursuit of Safe Medical Technology, 1996 Sep 25
29 22
"Opportunities and Obstacles to Genetic Research in NHLBI Clinical Studies" [Special Emphasis Panel], 1997 Feb 5
29 23
Workshop on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering [- Abstracts], 1997 Feb 19-23
29 24-25
[NIH Symposium - "Bioengineering: Building the Future of Biology and Medicine" -] BE Consortium, 1997-1998
29 26
Spark Conference, 1998 Sep 19
29 27
Medical Devices and the University-Industry Connection: Future Directions, 1998 Nov 2
29 28
[NIH Technology Assessment Conference] [compact disc], 2000 Jan 10-12
29 29
[Bioengineering Section Meeting, National Academy of Engineering], 2001 Oct 8
 
Images, 1967-[2000?] [subseries]:
30 1-2
Pierce, Bill - Presentation [- Assorted Photographs] [photographs], 1967-1981
30 3
Slides, 1969-1983
30 4-7
[Assorted Conference Pictures and Presentation Figures] [photographs, negatives], 1973-1985
30 8
Watson 10/23 [slides], [2000?]
30 9
David Robinson [slides], undated
 
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), 1977-1991 [subseries]:
30 10
Abstracts, v.6, 23rd Annual Meeting, 1977 Apr 21-23
30 11
Abstracts, v.8, 25th Annual Meeting, 1979 Apr 20-21
30 12
Abstracts, v.10, 27th Annual Meeting, 1981 May 6-8
30 13
[Laureate Address, 28th Annual Meeting], 1982 Apr
30 14
Abstracts, v.13, 30th Annual Meeting, 1984 May 2-4
30 15
Abstracts, v.14, 31st Annual Meeting, 1985 May 1-3
30 16
Abstracts, v.18, 35th Annual Meeting, 1989 May 23-25
30 17
Program and Abstracts, 37th Annual Meeting, 1991 Apr 25-27
 
Devices and Technology Branch Contractors Meetings, 1977-1989 [subseries]:
30 18
Proceedings, 1977 Dec 12-14
30 19
Proceedings, 1978 Dec 11-13
30 20
Program, 1978
30 21
Proceedings, 1979 Dec 10-12
30 22
Proceedings, 1980 Dec 1-3
30 23
Proceedings, 1981 Dec 7-9
30 24
Program, 1982 Dec 6-9
30 25
Summary and Abstracts, 1982
30 26
Program, 1983 Dec 5-7
30 27
Summary and Abstracts, 1983
30 28-29
Program [and Hastings Lecture] [audiocassette, slides], 1984 Dec 5-7
31 1
Program and Abstracts, 1984
31 2
Program and Abstracts, 1985 Dec 16-18
31 3
[Lecture Slides], 1985
31 4
[Hastings Lecture,] Program and Abstracts, 1986 Dec 8-10
31 5
Program, 1987 Dec 7-9
31 6
Hastings Lecture and Participants List, 1985-1987
31 7
Funding, 1987-1989
31 8
Program, 1988 Dec 5-7