Nephrology

Nephrology: timeline of key events

Scribner was a physician who is credited with the development of the Scribner shunt, a teflon device that made kidney dialysis possible. Invented in 1960, the shunt is implanted in patients, which makes it possible to tap into their blood vessels. The system enables repeated dialysis. Scribner also developed a technique known as the 'artificial gut' which makes use of a catheter to provide nourishment to patients who no longer have stomachs or intestines. 1921-01-18T00:00:00+0000Scribner was a US physician who is credited with the development of the Scribner shunt, a teflon device that made kidney dialysis possible. Invented in 1960, the shunt is implanted in patients, which makes it possible to tap into their blood vessels. The system enables repeated dialysis. Scribner also developed a technique known as the 'artificial gut' which makes use of a catheter to provide nourishment to patients who no longer have stomachs or intestines. 2003-06-19T00:00:00+0000
Date Event People Places
18 Jan 1921Belding Scribner was born in Chicago, IL, USAScribnerUniversity of Washington
19 Jun 2003Belding Scribner diedScribnerUniversity of Washington

18 Jan 1921

Belding Scribner was born in Chicago, IL, USA

19 Jun 2003

Belding Scribner died

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