This orientation was held in a computer lab in the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences.
Neville Prendergast, Maureen (Molly) Knapp, AHIP, Mary Holt, and Barbara Volo of the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences at Tulane University provided invaluable assistance and support with this project.
In 1899, Rudolph Matas
, a surgeon in New Orleans, reported the use of this apparatus for the successful removal of a chest wall tumour, stating "It is curious that surgeons should have failed to apply for so long a time the suggestions of the physiological laboratory, where the bellows and tracheal tubes have been in constant use from the days of Magendie to the present, in practising artificial respiration in animals" (3).
was a significant influence on the development of anesthesiology in the United States.
It remained for Rudolph Matas
, of New Orleans, over a century later, in New Orleans, to report the first aortic ligation for aneurysm with survival, in 1925.
While earning her master's in library science from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, she began her career as a paraprofessional, then as serials librarian at the Rudolph Matas
Medical Library of Tulane University's Medical Center (where she also began a lifelong love affair with the city of New Orleans).