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History

April 24, 2015
In this oral history interview, filmed in 2000, William Stoney talks with Alain Carpentier.
April 10, 2015
The authors analysed 621 reliefs, sculptures and paintings from Ancient Egypt looking for anatomical defects of the chest. They found a relief dated back to 2400 BC, depicting a man with an abnormal shape of the chest similar to a pectus excavatum. The authors opened the debate on the occurrence of this deformity in ancient times. 
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
This is an interesting historical vignette describing the discovery of transfer factor (TLCO, DLCO) and its subsequent importance in pulmonary physiology and cardiorthoracic risk assessment.
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.

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