Vial of sheep lung surfactant ("Surfactant TA")

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Title

Vial of sheep lung surfactant ("Surfactant TA")

Subject

Pulmonary Surfactants
Avery, Mary Ellen, 1927-

Description

Vials of Surfactant TA (Tokyo Akita), a modified sheep lung surfactant, brought back from Tetsuro Fujiwara's lab at Akita University School of Medicine, Japan, by Mary Ellen Avery. Building off of Avery's 1959 discovery that the cause of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in infants is the lack of surfactant in the lungs, Fujiwara became the first to successfully treat respiratory distress syndrome using surfactant replacement therapy

Abstract

Vial of sheep surfactant manufactured by the Tokyo Tanabe Company

Creator

Tokyo Tanabe Co., Ltd.

Date Created

1979

Is Part Of

Medicinal Preparations

Format

image

Type

physical object

Identifier

WAM catalog number 20451

Provenance

Transferred by the Center for the History of Medicine to the Warren Anatomical Museum from the Mary Ellen Avery papers, 1929-2002 (inclusive). H MS c201

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Files

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Citation

Tokyo Tanabe Co., Ltd., “Vial of sheep lung surfactant ("Surfactant TA") ,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 19, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/5448.

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