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Response to xfundy (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 10:51 PM

29. His name is Daniel Hale Williams ...

I knew nothing about him until your post, thank you for bringing it up! Here is an article I found about him:

"Daniel Hale Williams Performed Nation's First Open Heart Surgery In Chicago 119 Years Ago

In 1893, exactly 119 years ago Monday, Chicago surgeon Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, in what would become both a significant medical advancement, and a huge step in the fight for equality, since Williams was one of the nation's few black cardiologists at the time.

Called "the father of black surgery,", according to TMW Media, which makes educational videos for use in schools. (See their video about Williams' history above.)"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/daniel-hale-williams-perf_n_1659949.html

"Williams' name is absent from many medical history books". A deliberate decision which is all too common and absolutely appalling.

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