January 12, 2008 § 7 Comments
It’s a little-known fact that Michael E. DeBakey, world-renowned pioneer of cardiovascular surgery, was also one of the first surgeons to capture his operations on film. I only discovered it recently myself. Having heard the call for DeBakey forceps in the OR a lot, it was interesting to find out he had also invented equipment for filming surgery (photo credit).
In the 1960’s DeBakey started capturing some of his operations on film for educational purposes. « Read the rest of this entry »