4 images. Saint Vincent's Hospital (negatives of children who had surgery correcting heart defect): new Cardiac Center, 17 April 1958. Sister Catherine; Nancy -- 4 years; Danny -- 6 years; Raoul -- 2 1/2 years; Ronnie -- 9 years; Jackie -- 8 years; Armando -- 7 years; Keith -- 9 years; Susie -- 7 years; Arthur -- 6 years; Sister Fidelis; Doctor Edward Pallette.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Miller. Date: 1958-04-17. Reporter: White. Assignment: St. Vincent's. Picture shows 1st and last of 11 kids who got heart -- lung machine supported open heart surgery at St. Vincent's new Cardiac Center which formally opens tomorrow (Sat. Apr. 19). 207/208: Left to Right. Seated, Sister Fidelis, St. Vincent's administrator; Kieth [sic] Higgins, 9, first to have life saved in open heart surgery; Dr. Edward C. Pallette, president, St. Vincent's; Danny Snodgrass, 6, operated on for life-shortening heart defect two weeks ago yesterday. They are around new heart -- lung machine which makes spectacular open heart surgery possible. For Friday paper ".; Caption slip continues: "33/34: 450 years added to their lives! St. Vincent Hospital's new Cardiac Center gave them surgery correcting heart defect which would have been fatal in from 3 to 5 years; normally, they will now live to be 60 or 65 or more. New Center with skilled surgical staff opens formally tomorrow. Children, shown with Sister Catherine, operating room supervisor, and heart -- lung machine, which made possible their successful operations, are L to R: Nancy, 4; Danny, 6 (blonde); Raoul, 2 1/2; Ronnie, 9 (bow tie); Jackie, 8; (col -- girl); Armando, 7; Keith, 9; Susie, 7, and Arthur, 6".