Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dr. Barney Clark
Dr. Barney Clark dedicated his life to the practice and advancement of medicine from his entry into medical school until his death.
Dr. Clark was a vital force in pioneering the use of a permanent artificial heart. He was the first recipient of this artificial heart which was surgically implanted on Dec. 2, 1982. He used this heart to sustain his life from Dec. 2, until his death on March 23, 1983. His sacrifice is immeasurable in the advancement of medicine, for this, Dr. Clark takes his place among American heroes.
Dr. Clark was one of Provo’s finest sons and he will always be remembered for his dedication and courage. He was born in Provo on Jan. 21, 1921. He attended Maeser Elementary School and Dixon Jr. High. He graduated from Provo High School in 1939, Dr. Clark received a bachelors degree from B.Y.U. in zoology, graduating with honors in 1948.
This memorial to Dr. Barney Clark is a tribute to his medical generosity, courage and life.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine
Location. 40° 14.041′ N, 111° 38.704′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is at the intersection of East Center Street and 800 East, on the right when traveling west on East Center Street. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Provo UT 84606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Burial Grounds (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Utah County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Knight Block (approx. 0.7 miles away); Escalante Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Place of Gathering (approx. 0.8 miles away); 104 West Center (approx. 0.8 miles away); Provo Woolen Mills (approx. 0.8 miles away); 110-120 West Center (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
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Also see . . . Artificial Heart Patient Dies. (Submitted on April 30, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.