Edwards exhibit recognizes co-inventor of groundbreaking heart valve

A new exhibit from the OHSU Library’s Historical Collections & Archives recognizes M. Lowell Edwards, the co-inventor of the groundbreaking Starr-Edwards heart valve. The public display is on view from October through December on the third floor of the BICC.

EdwardsThe exhibit is a collaborative effort, including research conducted by Richard Mullins, MD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Karen Peterson, OHSU archivist, and Maija Anderson, Head of Historical Collections & Archives. A biographical essay written by Dr. Mullins, along with photos, is available online.

“Lowell Edwards was first and foremost an inventor,” said Dr. Mullins in a previous article about Edwards’ career. “He spent most of his adult life working in industry. It was after he 'retired' that he became interested in medical research.”