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Lillehei-DeWall oxygenator

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A bubble oxygenator that supplanted the use of cross-circulation in open-heart surgery in 1955.

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A bubble oxygenator that supplanted the use of cross-circulation in open-heart surgery in 1955. This device allowed for tremendous growth of open heart surgical programs the world over. It was developed by DeWall.

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