Starr, Albert

SUBJECT AREA: Medical technology
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b. 1 June 1926 New York, USA
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American cardiac surgeon, co-inventor of the Starr-Edwards artificial heart valve.
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Starr graduated MM from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.
Following residencies at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Bellevue and the Presbyterian Hospitals, New York, he was appointed Professor and Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Division at the University of Oregon Medical School in 1965. Extensive research into the construction and use of artificial heart valves ensued following the first successful valve replacement in 1960.
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Bibliography
1961, "Mitral replacement: clinical experiments with a ball valve prosthesis", Annals of Surgery.
1960, Total Mitral Valve Replacement: Fixation and Thrombosis.
1985, "Mitral replacement: clinical experience with a ball valve prosthesis. Twenty five years later", Annals of Surgery 202 (with Cobanoglu et al.).
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Biographical history of technology. - Taylor & Francis e-Librar. . 2005.

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