Centennial Photo Display: 1960’s, Part III

Alethea Drexler
archives assistant

We had room in the case so we went back and added a few more.

Two more Joseph Schwarting illustrations.  The girl with the umbrella is particularly charming:

IC094 Schwarting HeartBull 19640102 umbrella 600dpi JPG edit

“Girl with red umbrella”, Heart Bulletin, January-February 1964. IC 094 John P. McGovern Historical Collections

Hemodialysis at St. Luke's, mid-1960's.  P-3343 John P. McGovern Historical Collections

“Cervical cancer control”, Cancer Bulletin, November-December 1963, IC 094 John P. McGovern Historical Collections

The machine at right in the image below appears to be a Travenol-type artificial kidney.  Hemodilaysis machines were invented in the Netherlands in the late 1930’s but weren’t produced commercially until the mid-1950’s. They were originally used to treat acute cases such as mismatched blood transfusions and overdoses, but by the 1960’s had gained acceptance for use in long-term renal disease patients.

P-3343 St Lukes dialysis 1960s 600dpi JPG

Hemodialysis at St. Luke’s, mid-1960’s. P-3343 John P. McGovern Historical Collections

Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western Reserve University: Travenol artificial kidney.  (I would encourage readers to check out the Dittrick’s website; they have a lot of interesting items.)

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