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Daniel Hale Williams

Calendar of Cool: First Open-Heart Surgery

Calendar of Cool: First Open-Heart Surgery

This Wednesday, July 9, marks the 121st anniversary of the first open-heart surgery. A man with a knife in his chest was brought to Dr. Daniel Hale Williams at Provident Hospital in Chicago. Using no anesthesia, Dr. Williams removed the knife and repaired the heart of the patient, who lived for years after the procedure.

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