17th Annual Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis
3rd International Home Hemodialysis Symposium
Selected LecturesFebruary 17-18, 1997
Real Audio recording of Dr. Twardowski's introduction
Zbylut J. Twardowski, M.D., Ph.D.|
I will say a few words of welcome: I want to remind you that home hemodialysis is the oldest high technology treatment which was introduced. The first [home hemodialysis treatment] was done by Yuki Nose in 1961. He was coil dialyzing using a washing machine as a dialysate tank. Then in 1963, Belding Scribner did home hemodialysis in a private home in Madras, India, for a very wealthy man. Then there were three home hemodialysis programs established by 1965 in Boston by John Merrill; in London, by Rosemary Baillod; and in Seattle, by Scribner, and Curtis was the first author of the paper published in ASAIO (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs).