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What has been the history of bloodless medicine and surgery programs?

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asked May 30, 2012 in Other by Jan B. Wade (4,930 points)

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I watched the whole lecture series-Dick Verstraete's was part 4 of 4 and most enlightening and entertaining on how formal programs came into play, starting in Chicago in 1987.

At the time of video above there were almost 200 U.S. programs in existence.

Since Georgetown's open house March 5, 2011 there have been more hospitals in the U.S. with formal programs starting up and the rate should increase since WHO passed a resolution 2 years ago pushing PBM programs worldwide.

Something I have never seen though is, Dr. Cooley from Texas was 1st modern heart surgeon to operate without blood in 1961-2 and doctors in California followed suit -what about bloodless brain tumor surgery in New York, NY circa 1965?

Yes I know of a case from that time frame and young girl was mentioned in medical literature circa 1970 as the longest surviving patient ( blood or no blood ) to ever live with her type of inoperable cancer ( they put in a drain ) more than 2 1/2 years-she lived 5 -and it was a 2nd tumor that killed her - I think she was about 12 or so by the time she died, just after I started studying.
answered May 31, 2012 by pnutts (1,820 points)
When I started my first program in 1993 it seems that there were maybe 10.  Within two years there were 20.  When we formed NABMS the first national organization focusing on bloodless medicine in 1996 (?) we had 22 members.  By the end of the 1990's we were were keeping track of 80 programs.  I am going from memory here...

 

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