Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Clyde Shields

  • Belding Scribner and his arteriovenous Teflon shunt

    Without Belding Scribner maintenance dialysis might have never happened. Although by 1960 the technology of hemodialysis had become quite advanced, and several types of dialyzers, notably the Kolff Twin Coil, had been successfully used, long-term access to the vascular system was still not available. The choice for the physician was to cut down on peripheral…