- Historical videos
History of Dialysis Videos and Nephrology History Links
Group One consists of 12 links to movies about people and events in the early history of the development of dialysis treatment. Ten of the movies were collected by Patrick McBride of Baxter during the preparation of his book, Genesis of the Artificial Kidney (1982 and 1987) and the first video of Group One – Dialysis: The Challenge (1982) narrated by Dr. George Schreiner. The McBride movies were converted to videotapes some years later and links to the present videos were made possible by:
- Kim Solez, M.D., co-founder and co-director of the International Society of the Nephrology Video Legacy Project. Dr. Solez and his team at the University of Alberta provided digital conversion of DVD’s from the videotapes provided by Lee Henderson, M.D., then Vice President of the Renal Division of Baxter International
- Kenneth Serkes, M.D., former Medical Director of the Artificial Organs Division of Baxter, isolated the individual movies from the DVD’s and prepared the links to each movie.
- The recollections of Dr. Kolff of his experiences in Holland and the U.S. were prepared from an interview in multiple segments on an ISN website.
Group Two consists of additional links at public websites also devoted to the history of dialysis.
Viewers should first watch the movie, Dialysis: The Challenge, in its entirety. This tells the story and ties together the history, events, and people who contributed to the development of successful hemodialysis. It also provides an important introduction to viewing the other videos in Group One.
Group Two Videos. These consist of additional links at public web sites, also devoted to the history of dialysis: