Russell Marion Nelson papers 1942-2003


Russell Marion Nelson papers 1942-2003

The Russell Marion Nelson papers contain manuscripts, publications, working boards, certificates, and plaques relating to Nelson's career. Nelson is an internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon. Along with his professional career, he has held many positions within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including being called as an Apostle in 1984.

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Nelson, Russell Marion (person)

Russell Marion Nelson (b.1924) received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah (1945,1947). He married Dantzel White in 1945. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota(1954). Shortly after going to medical school he began working with the tem of doctors that created the first heart-lung machine. In 1955 he was the first doctor in Utah to successfully perform open-heart surgery using a heart-lung machine. Nelson continued to perform important surgeries, an...