Tag archives for medicine

  1. Calendar of Cool: First Department of Space Medicine Established

    On this day in, 1949 the first Department of Space Medicine was established. This day in 1949 the United States Air Force School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas established the first Department of Space Medicine, and Dr. Hubertus Strughold became its first professor. Strughold had already been the director of aeromedical research for […]

  2. Calendar of Cool: First Open-Heart Surgery

    Daniel Hale Williams

    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. […]