That’s all it says on the back of this picture:
This certainly was taken at Rice–look at the door. And somewhere in the back of my mind I feel like I know the man on the right but I can’t quite pull it up. The one on the left is completely unknown to me.
What I do recognize are parts of the machine, which looks suspiciously like a mechanical model of the circulatory system. Remember this?
Artificial Heart project?
There’s a newspaper mention of a big grant from the NIH to a Rice team working on an artificial heart project in May, 1968. The leader of that project was a Dr. Alan Bahler.
William O’Bannon, as our teamwork uncovered.
He was a mechanical engineer working with David Hellums on the mechanical heart grant.
The device is some kind of perfusion apparatus.