World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 2122–2125

Who Was William Ray Rumel?

  • David R. Welling
  • Norman M. Rich
  • David G. Burris
  • Kenneth D. Boffard
  • William C. DeVries
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00268-008-9599-4

Cite this article as:
Welling, D.R., Rich, N.M., Burris, D.G. et al. World J Surg (2008) 32: 2122. doi:10.1007/s00268-008-9599-4
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Abstract

This report details the life and contributions of William Ray Rumel, an early cardiovascular surgeon known for his innovations, particularly the “Rumel tourniquet,” and the ability to repair the diseased mitral valve without replacing it.

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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Welling
    • 1
  • Norman M. Rich
    • 1
  • David G. Burris
    • 1
  • Kenneth D. Boffard
    • 2
  • William C. DeVries
    • 1
  1. 1.Norman M. Rich Department of SurgeryF. Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryJohannesburg Hospital, University of WitwatersrandHoughtonSouth Africa