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Surgery - Notable Historical Events

Daniel WilliamsJul 9, 1893

Babe RuthApr 17, 1925

Neil YoungOct 13, 1975

Arthur AsheJun 21, 1983

Jane FondaJan 27, 1992

Bill ParcellsJun 2, 1992

Larry BirdMar 5, 1993

Robert GouletDec 7, 1993

Queen MotherNov 16, 1995

President ClintonMar 14, 1997

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Surgery - Historical Events
Date Event
1686-11-18

Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.

1809-12-25

Physician Ephraim McDowell performs the first abdominal surgery in the U.S, an ovariotomy to remove a 22 lb ovarian tumor

1814-10-23

1st plastic surgery is performed (England)

1840-02-01

Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated

1865-08-12

Joseph Lister performs 1st antiseptic surgery

1867-03-16

First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.

1893-07-09

Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

1925-04-17

NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

1925-05-26

Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

1935-11-12

Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal

1944-11-29

John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery

1944-11-29

The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

1952-09-02

Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery

1975-10-13

Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

1983-06-21

Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

1983-08-15

Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery

1988-10-10

Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club in 1989

1988-10-22

Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery

1990-04-27

Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery

1992-01-27

Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

1992-04-29

Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

1992-06-02

Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

1992-07-14

Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery

1992-09-01

Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery

1993-03-05

Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

1993-12-07

Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

1994-04-04

Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery

1994-06-01

Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery

1994-09-12

Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery

1994-09-13

George Burns, undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain

1995-10-11

John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches

1995-11-16

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

1997-03-14

President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery

1998-02-10

Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery

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Surgery - Notable Birthdays

Karl Ferdinand von GraefeMar 8, 1787

Surgery - Birthdays
Date Event
1771-11-11

Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)

1787-03-08

Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery

1827-04-05

Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)

1916-08-14

Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)

1926-06-21

Earl Ubell, Six Hours of Surgery

1944-11-02

Keith Emerson, England (Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Brain Salad Surgery)

1949-06-26

Fredric Brandt, VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession

1966-05-20

Dr. Gabe, Hot Health Headlines: Cancer Campaign Controversy/Crack Pipe Vending Machines/Airplane Assaults/Plastic Surgery Fraud

1979-12-19

Sheyla Hershey, VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession

1988-05-05

Brooke Hogan, Hulk's Surgery

1989-10-08

Nick Mater, Surgery

Surgery - Notable Deaths

Karl Ferdinand von GraefeJul 4, 1840

Neil ArmstrongAug 25, 2012

Surgery - Deaths
Date Event
1830-06-25

Ephraim McDowell, American Physician (pioneered abdominal surgery), dies at 58

1840-07-04

Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53

1936-08-17

Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36

1960-07-15

Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63

1961-07-23

Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75

1963-09-06

Margarita Sierra, actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26

1967-01-10

Emerson Treacy, actor (Prowler), dies after surgery at 66

1968-08-19

Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44

1969-12-07

Hugh Williams, actor (Human Monster), dies after surgery at 65

1976-01-10

Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65

1979-11-17

John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery

1983-12-08

Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64

1984-05-22

John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery

1985-05-02

Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery

1989-03-14

Edward Abbey (environmental author), dies after surgery at 62

1992-06-30

Jim Alaimo, vocalist, dies after heart surgery at 53

1993-06-05

Conway Twitty, country star (Linda on My Mind), dies in surgery at 59

2006-01-16

Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)

2007-05-29

Earl Ubell, Six Hours of Surgery

2012-05-29

Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89

2012-08-25

Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

2012-12-10

Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi President, dies from heart surgery complications at 81

2013-01-19

Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

2013-03-06

Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68

2013-03-28

Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65

2013-06-18

Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79

2013-11-13

Todd Christensen, NFL player and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57

2013-11-26

Tony Musante, American actor, dies from complications following surgery at 77

2013-12-31

James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68

2014-01-05

Jerry Coleman, American baseball player, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89

2015-04-05

Fredric Brandt, VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession

2017-03-28

Fidel Castro's sister dies in Cuba aged 78 following complications from recent hip surgery


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