Have you been through the Michael E. DeBakey Library and Museum at Baylor College of Medicine? If not, let Ruth SoRelle, MPH, chief science writer in the Office of Communications and Marketing and BCM history buff, take you on a personal tour.
The library and museum, which opened in May 2010, honors the man who was BCM’s first president and who is often called the father of modern cardiovascular surgery.
To celebrate the museum’s third anniversary, we captured some of its highlights in our video tour. The museum features photographs, memorabilia, a recreation of his operating room and samples of DeBakey’s various medical inventions.
DeBakey, aside from his work as an accomplished surgeon, created a multitude of surgical tools and instruments. He also worked to develop the Army M.A.S.H. (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) units to treat soldiers in combat areas.
The museum is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays, and is located at One Baylor Plaza. Parking is available in Texas Medical Center garages 4, 7 and McGovern Commons. Admission is free, but there is a parking fee for the TMC garages. Groups of 20 or more should register at least a week in advance. Request a self-guided tour.
Read more about Dr. Michael E. DeBakey
- Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. – In Memoriam
- DeBakey Library & Museum opens at Baylor College of Medicine
- President Bush, Congressional leaders award DeBakey nation’s highest civilian honor
- Heritage of the BCM Vascular Surgery Program
- Contributions to medical science
- More videos of DeBakey’s legacy
-By Andy Phifer