The history of artificial organs will be discussed by a pioneer in the field Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the University of Utah.

Dr. Willem J. Kolff, the inventor of the artificial kidney, will speak at 5 p.m. in 103 Engineering and Mines Classroom Building. Kolff was selected last year by Life magazine as one of the 100 most important persons of the century.Kolff is Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Surgery and a bioengineering research professor as well as director of the Artificial Organs Laboratory.

The public is invited to the talk sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Bioengineering Student Advisory Council.