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 Arthur Hendley Blakemore

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Arthur Hendley Blakemore

Birth
Lancaster County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Oct 1970 (aged 73)
Larchmont, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 50710315 View Source
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1970, obituary in the New York Times
BLAKEMORE - Arthur H., M. D., of 11 Maple Ave., Larchmont, N. Y., on Oct. 8,
1970, beloved husband of Catharine Rundlet, father of Rundlet Blakemore, brother
of Mae B. Chowning, Wayman Blakemore, and one grandchild. Service at his home,
2. P. M., Monday. Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the
Fund for the Advancement of Blood Vessel Surgery, The Presbyterian Hospital, 622
W. 168th St., New York City. Richmond and Baltimore papers please copy.
-- then follows:
BLAKEMORE - Arthur Hendley. The Surgical Staff of the Columbia-Presbyterian
Medical Center records with deep regret the passing of Dr. Arthur Hendley
Blakemore, a distinguished surgeon and beloved colleague for nearly 40 years.

NOTE: among his inventions is mentioned in the Dictionary of the History of
Medicine, by Anton Sebastian:
Blakemore-Sengstaken Tube. A triple-lumen tube with two inflatable balloons for
applying esophageal tamponade to stop bleeding from esophaged varices. Devised
by an American surgeon from New Jersey Rober William Sengstaken (b 1923) and
Arthur Hendley Blakemore of New York in 1950.

(contributed by: Clifford Mullis)


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