The Mechanical Heart

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The Mechanical Heart contains footage of a demonstration of an early artificial heart and contains lengthy title cards explaining what is being shown. Intertitle: “THE MECHANICAL HEART A Prosthesis for Permanent Replacement” Intertitle: “By Charles S. Houston, M.D. The Aspen Clinic Aspen, Colorado” A shot of a pump and a compressor. Footage of the making of the artificial heart chamber. Footage of a demonstration of the artificial heart’s capabilities, including the valves. A shot displaying the different parts of the artificial heart. The Mechanical Heart is Reel 47 of the Charles S. Houston Collection.

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