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Daniel Williams

Heart Surgeon Daniel Williams

Full Name: Daniel Hale Williams
Profession: Heart Surgeon

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Performed one of the 1st successful open heart surgeries in the United States and also founded Provident Hospital in Chicago. The 1st African-American owned and operated hospital in America.

Born: January 18, 1858
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: August 4, 1931 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events

  • 1889-01-23 Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
  • 1893-07-09 Daniel Williams repairs the torn pericardium of a knife wound patient, James Cornish, without penicillin or blood transfusion

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