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Kirklin, John W. (1917–2004)

  • By: Luca Prono
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

John W. Kirklin was an American cardiovascular surgeon who refined the heart-lung machine first devised by John H. Gibbon and applied it to open-heart surgery. Kirklin not only used the improved heart-lung machine in operations but also in the study of ...

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