Vascular Origin Stories is a podcast series that explores the fun and engaging stories that shaped vascular surgery. Today’s episode will be the second part of a multi-episode series exploring how the young battalion surgeons serving in MASH units in the Korean war pioneered wartime vascular repair. Today we’ll explore in detail the individual stories of adversity, courage and perseverance that led to the re-introduction of arterial repair in the military.
Today’s Vascular Origin Stories (VOS) episode will be the first part of a multi-episode series exploring how the young battalion surgeons serving in MASH units in the Korean war pioneered wartime vascular repair. This episode introduces the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH), as well as some of the real-life stories from the surgeons unknowingly changing the field of medicine which inspired the hit movie and TV series M*A*S*H.
Holding Pressure and Vascular Origin Stories: History of Hemodialysis Access In this crossover episode of Holding Pressure and Vascular Origin Stories Gowri and Marlene explore the history of hemodialysis access, the creation of arteriovenous fistulas and prosthetic grafts. During this episode Gowri interviews Dr. Appell- the surgeon who created the first AV fistula for hemodialysis access and Marlene interviews Dr. Schanzer about his experience with early hemodialysis access and the...
In today’s episode we will explore the different materials used to try and repair and bridge aortic gaps. We’ll see attempts to treat aortic aneurysms with ligation, banding and occlusion. How Albert Einstein’ abdominal aortic aneurysm was treated with cutting edge 1940s technology: cellophane. And how a young surgical research fellow, a stray suture, perseverance and fast sewing machine skills ushered in the modern era of fabric grafts.