Bentley Temptrol Bubble Oxygenator


The Bentley Temptrol Bubble Oxygenator was an early disposable bubble oxygenator with a hard shell and an integral heat exchanger. It was also the first medical application of Lexan plastic. It was manufactured by Bentley Laboratories, Inc., of Irvine, Ca., and remained in production until 1978.

Ref: R. A. DeWall, D. J. Bentley, H. Mitsuo, V. Battung, H. Najafi, and T. Roden, “A Temperature Controlling (Omnithermic) Disposable Bubble Oxygenator for Total Body Perfusion,” Dis. Chest 49 (1966): 207.

R. A. DeWall, H. Najafi, and T. Roden, “A Hard-Shell Temperature Controlling Disposable Blood Oxygenator: Use in Clinical Open Heart Surgery,” Journal of the American Medical Association 197 (1966): 1061.

Bhagavant R. Kalke, Aldo Castaneda, and C. Walton Lillehei, “A Clinical Evaluation of the New Temtrol (Bentley) Disposable Blood Oxygenator,” Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 57 (1969): 679-687.

Date Made: 1966-1978

Maker: Bentley Laboratories, Incorporated

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Surgery


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Credit Line: Edwards Lifesciences, LLC

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0151.10Accession Number: 2002.0151Catalog Number: 2002.0151.10

Object Name: Oxygenator


Record Id: nmah_1213048

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