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History

April 9, 2015
This article offers an overview of the evolution of thoracic drainage and development of the modern chest tube from ancient Greece to the present time.
March 10, 2015
In this video, Daniel Miller delivers that 2014 STSA Harold Urschel History Lectureship. Dr. Miller’s topic is Dr. Osler Almon Abbott and his enduring legacy
March 6, 2015
In this oral history interview, William Stoney talks with Viking O. Bjork. During his innovative career in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Bjork was the first to develop a disk oxygenator and a tilting disk valve.
February 19, 2015
Federico Benetti shares two pieces of cardiac surgery history: videos of the first MIDCAB and the first ambulatory coronary surgery performed.
December 2, 2014
In this oral history interview, Dr. William Stoney talks with Dr. Henry T. Bahnson. Dr. Bahnson, a past president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, discusses his long career in cardiothoracic surgery, including his pioneering work in heart transplantation.
October 25, 2014
The authors of this piece summarize how surgery has changed over the past decades. They do this using the mnemonic: TWO POEMS:
June 20, 2014
W. Gerald Rainer interviews Gerard Brom on April 21, 1976. This is the sixth interview in the Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery series. Dr. Brom reflects on early cardiac surgery in Europe.
April 6, 2014
CTSNet is proud to announce that the interview series Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery, has been restored and will be reposted in the coming weeks on CTSNet.org. The interview series, envisioned and created by W. Gerald Rainer, Ted Sadler, Marvin Pomerantz and Bruce Paton, was designed to preserve the early history of the specialty through informal interviews with pioneering cardiac surgeons. Now, 41 years after the interview series began, the audio interviews have been restored into an accessible video format.
March 24, 2014
Joel Dunning visits with Timothy M. Scanlan, Scanlan International President & Chief Executive Officer, and Brigid Scanlan Eiynck, Scanlan International Vice President, Surgical Instruments. In the interview, Mr. Dunning reviews the Scanlan family’s unique history, dedication to quality, and fascinating relationships over the years.
August 10, 2013
The passing of Dr. Thomas B. Ferguson compelled Frank L. Tamru to pay tribute to the man who was instrumental in helping the Asian Annals achieve its most prized goals of indexing along with regional credibility and international acceptance through membership in CTSNet.

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