Saturday, July 12, 2008

Michael Debakey's Heart Just Wasn't Into It

Michael Debakey, the world-famous cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered bypass surgery and invented a host of devices to help heart patients, has died in Houston at the age of 99. Debakey performed more than 60,000 heart surgeries, including such luminaries as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, the Shah of Iran, King Hussein of Jordan, Turkish President Turgut Ozal and Nicaraguan leader Violetta Chamorro. Despite that, Debakey was clear:

He said celebrities didn't get special treatment on the operating table: "Once you incise the skin, you find that they are all very similar."
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[Associated Press]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You'll need to add Helms, Keyes, DeBakey, Snow, and Murcer to the overall list of this year's hits.