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POSCH Records

Identifier: ua-01206

Scope and Content

Collection contains reports from various years, operations manual, and arteriogram film samples of artherosclerotic arteriographic regression created by the Program on the Surgical Control of the Hyperlipidemias (POSCH).


  • 1975-1997


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

The Program on the Surgical Control of the Hyperlipidemias (POSCH) was a multi-clinic, randomized, prospective, secondary, clinical trial, designed with the intent to test whether lipid modifiication would reduce atherosclerosis progression. The intervention used was a partial ileal bypass operation. In a 1990 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the POSCH investigators wrote that the "results provide strong evidence supporting the beneficial effects of lipid modification in the reduction of atherosclerosis progression."


2.5 Cubic Feet (2)


Collection contains reports, manuals and films of the Program on the Surgical Control of the Hyperlipidemias (POSCH) at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

Collection materials deposited by Henry Buchwald in 2011 and 2012.

Related Materials in University Archives

Department of Surgery records

POSCH Records, 1975-1997
Jenny Filipi
July 2013
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Finding aid written in English

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