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Starr-Edwards heart valve prototype ball, ball and cage heart valve prototype, light yellow, faded, slightly transparent. Rubber-like material.

GENERAL NOTE: Circle oval drawn-on in black ink on one side of ball. Mr. Lowell Edwards, who attended then-Pacific College from 1919 to 1921, was world-recognized as the inventor of the first successful heart valve and the holder of more than 60 patents at the time of his death in 1982.


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