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Dates:
1992
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0534
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
2000 February 17
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath Interview, 2000 February 17 (at her home in Los Angeles) Total Running Time: 27:43 Discussion begins with the question what did you invent? Bath discusses her research that culminated in the area of laser tissue interaction and the surgical technique of inserting devices used to restore vision. Bath invented while a practicing o...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1942-2019
Dates:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1942 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath

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Dates:
2000 March 1
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation, Camera A Total Running Time: 29:26 Sondra Berger, NMAH staff provides opening remarks about the videoconference, introduces Dr. Bath. Dr. Bath begins with a slide show discussing 3 basic areas: life/family background; laser invention; and basic anatomy of the eye. Discusses her family background gr...

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Dates:
2000 February 17
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath Interview, 2000 February 17 (at home in Los Angeles) Total Running Time: 29:44 Bath provides definition of cataract and the Laserphaco. The laser portion of the term refers to the modality for the procedure while the "phaco"is from the Greek term for hard lens. Continues speaking about her Berlin experience and filing for a pate...

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Dates:
1988
Level:
file
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-005
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
GV Medical, Inc.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
CABG Medical, Inc.
ATS Medical, Inc.
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Dates:
1961-2014
Size:
10 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1340
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Manny Villafaña, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of several medical device companies since 1971. The majority of the collection pertains to St. Jude Medical, which introduced the mechanical heart valve technology that became the industry standard.

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Creators:
Think Surgical, Inc. (Fremont, California)
Dates:
1983-2010
bulk 1991-1994
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1378
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development of ROBODOC™, the first robot to perform surgery on a human in the United States through correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, press releases, engineering drawings, regulatory policies and procedures, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

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Creators:
Jackson, Chevalier, Dr., 1865-1958 (physician)
Dates:
undated
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 4.3" x 7.2".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0023
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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