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
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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.

References

  1. 1.
    Rumel A (1991) William Ray Rumel, Utah State Medical Association, April 17, 1991 (the author, Alison Rumel, is Dr. Rumel’s granddaughter)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Liddle HV (1992) Medicine in the Beehive State 1940–1990. In Plenk HP (ed) Utah Medical Association, 1992; chapter 21, pp 278–294Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Program of the First Annual William Ray Rumel Lectureship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Deseret Foundation, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 28, 1977Google Scholar

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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

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