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Monday, July 09, 2007

A Moment in Black History-July 9th

Courtesy of BlackFacts.com:

"World's first Heart Operation"
July 9th 1893
Daniel Hale Williams performed "world's first successful heart operation" at Chicago's Provident Hospital.

Additional Info, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Daniel Hale Williams was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, to Daniel and Sarah Price Williams. In 1883, Williams graduated from the Chicago Medical College, known today as Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and began his medical career in the office of Surgeon General Henry Palmer in Janesville, Wisconsin.

In 1893 Dr. Williams repaired the torn pericardium of James Cornish, who had suffered a knife wound to the heart.

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