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People
Select IndividualAnthony J. AdducciKurt AmplatzEarl E. BakkenPerry L. Blackshear, Jr.Norman DannRichard DeWallSandra HollenhorstThomas E. HolloranC. Walton LilliheiRonald A. MatricariaPatricia NeumanDemetre M. NicoloffGerald TimmManuel VillafañaWinston R. WallinGeorge Waters

Overview of the Collection

These interviews document the development of the medical technology industry in Minnesota through the people who generated the ideas, designed the products, and created the marketing organizations that form the industry. Each interview explores the individual narrator's role in the industry and his or her perspective on its growth and development. For biographical information see the individual narrator pages.

Individuals Interviewed

     • Anthony J. Adducci
     • Kurt Amplatz
     • Earl E. Bakken
     • Perry L. Blackshear, Jr.
     • Norman Dann
     • Richard DeWall
     • Sandra Hollenhorst
     • Thomas E. Holloran
     • C. Walton Lillihei
     • Ronald A. Matricaria
     • Patricia Neuman
     • Demetre M. Nicoloff
     • Gerald Timm
     • Manuel Villafaña
     • Winston R. Wallin
     • George Waters

Access to the Collection

Additional information about the Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project (OH 87) can be found on the library catalog record. A finding aid to this resource is also available.

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Organizations Represented
Businesses Trade Associations Educational Institution

Video Interview
Dr. C. Walton Lillehei describes his first meeting with Medtronic founder Earl Bakken.