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An Artist of Medical Instruments

Walt Terry Instrument Machinist
Walt Terry

Walt Terry arrived at Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest School of Medicine) in 1959 and retired in 1975 after 15 years as an instrument machinist. He was the "artist" in Biomedical Engineering by creating machines for procedures and surgeries that couldn't be purchased commercially. For example, he created microsurgical instruments for surgeons to perform precise cataract operations. And his creation of a solid brass disk was used to detect certain brain tumors.

Mr. Terry was featured in Around the Medical Center in April 1975. Come visit Dorothy Carpenter Medical Archives to explore the history of the Medical Center in publications and artifacts.

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