Date

4-7-1998

Document Type

Article

Publisher

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

Dr. Miles J. Edwards begins with general information about his education and his career here at OHSU, first in the Division of Chest Diseases and, later, as a member of the Center for Ethics in Health Care. Dr. Edwards gives some background on his father’s upbringing and education in Oregon, as well as on his early career as an engineer and inventor. He then proceeds to relate how Dr. Herbert Griswold introduced his father to Dr. Albert Starr, a surgeon working at the University of Oregon Medical School. He describes the early development of the heart valve, discussing the initial testing on dogs, and the first human patients to receive the prosthesis. Edwards then goes on to talk about the manufacture of the valves and gives a short history of Edwards Laboratories, the company his father founded to produce the devices. Dr. Edwards mentions other researchers who played important roles in the development of the valve, especially Arnie Solberg, a lab technician who worked very closely with Lowell Edwards.

Description

Transcript of oral history interview with Miles J. Edwards, conducted on April 7, 1998 by Annette Matthews

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M4DR2T7Z

School

School of Medicine

Rights

All materials are owned by OHSU Library. You may use these materials on a fair use basis only, in accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of U.S. copyright law. For other uses, please contact OHSU Historical Collections & Archives for permission to reproduce, publish, or otherwise distribute images or other materials on this website. Information release form signed by interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) on 1997-10-09. On file in OHSU Historical Collections and Archives.

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