Who was William Ray Rumel?

David R. Welling*, Norman M. Rich, David G. Burris, Kenneth D. Boffard, William C. Devries

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This report details the life and contributions of William Ray Rumel, an early cardiovascular surgeon known for his innovations, particularly the "Rumel tourniquet," and the ability to repair the diseased mitral valve without replacing it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122-2125
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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