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Surgeon - Historical Events
Date Event
1798-03-09

Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy

1813-03-03

Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms

1842-01-13

Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.

1864-04-09

Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War.

1865-11-11

Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor

1902-02-21

Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation

1939-07-19

Dr Roy P Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures

1957-07-12

US Surgeon Gen Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer

1964-01-11

1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous

1988-05-16

US Surgeon Gen C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin

1990-03-09

Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general

1994-12-09

US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation

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Surgeon - Notable Birthdays

William BeaumontNov 21, 1785

Karl Ferdinand von GraefeMar 8, 1787

Daniel WilliamsJan 18, 1858

Surgeon - Birthdays
Date Event
1560-06-25

Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)

1688-10-19

William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)

1692-11-07

Johannes G Schnabel, German author/surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)

1697-02-24

Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist

1712-03-27

Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)

1728-02-13

John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)

1744-02-06

Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)

1757-11-15

Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (d. 1830)

1764-04-03

John Abernethy, London, surgeon

1766-07-08

Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)

1771-11-11

Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)

1785-11-21

William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

1787-03-08

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

1791-03-09

George Hayward, US, surgeon, 1st to use ether

1791-06-30

Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)

1795-07-25

James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)

1810-11-09

Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (d. 1887)

1813-01-15

James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)

1814-01-11

James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)

1815-11-01

Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)

1818-01-14

Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)

1818-09-16

Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist

1824-06-28

Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)

1828-07-23

Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist

1829-04-15

Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon

1837-01-19

William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)

1841-08-25

Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)

1851-04-13

Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)

1851-09-13

Walter Reed, US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever

1852-02-26

John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry

1854-10-03

William Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever

1858-01-18

Daniel Williams, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, surgeon (1st open heart operation), (d. 1931)

1861-06-29

William James Mayo, surgeon/co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota

1864-11-11

George Washington Crile, Chili Ohio, American Surgeon who conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock

1865-07-19

Charles Horace Mayo, surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic)

1872-11-03

Wilfred Trotter, Coleford Gloucestershire, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck

1873-06-28

Alexis Carrel, France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)

1875-07-03

Ernst F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon

1892-01-18

Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)

1898-08-24

Marie J Hugenholtz, [Doctor Grandi], surgeon on Curacao

1901-09-22

Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher

1908-07-16

Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral

1910-01-07

Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)

1910-08-30

Joseph Holland, Seeing-Eye Surgeon

1910-09-17

Vernon Thompson, thoracic surgeon

1910-12-03

Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon

1911-04-03

Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon

1913-12-19

William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)

1914-05-10

Lord Smith, British surgeon

1916-08-02

Reginald Murley, surgeon

1916-08-14

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

1916-10-05

Douglas Ranger, surgeon

1916-10-14

C Everett Koop, surgeon general (1981-89)

1919-04-01

Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)

1920-02-14

Arnold Elton, consultant surgeon

1920-08-22

Denton Cooley, Houston, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant)

1920-09-23

Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon

1921-05-20

John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon

1922-08-20

Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japan, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart

1922-11-08

Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)

1923-02-09

Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon

1923-05-24

Paul Bramley, oral surgeon

1925-08-18

Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)

1928-02-20

Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon

1928-04-07

James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)

1929-01-30

Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)

1932-02-06

Karin Falck, Birth of a Surgeon

1932-12-10

Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K

1933-08-13

Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General (-1994)

1941-03-02

David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General

1943-12-19

William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)

1944-08-23

Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92)

1946-02-16

J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon

1946-05-14

Robert Jarvik, surgeon/inventor (Jarvik 7 artificial heart)

1949-11-22

Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States

1950-11-07

Alexa Canady, 1st black woman neuro-surgeon/educator

1956-07-08

Graham Day, The English Surgeon

1961-10-01

Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality

1972-01-13

Cyanne McClairian, Dr. Chong: Plastic Surgeon

1985-07-11

Sabrina Carmichael, Plastic Surgeon

Surgeon - Notable Weddings

James HerriotNov 5, 1941

Surgeon - Weddings
Date Event
1941-11-05

Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

1943-10-20

British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London

1985-06-22

"Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas

1997-10-11

"Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church

2001-09-01

"The Accidental Tourist" actress Geena Davis (45) weds Iranian American plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy

2002-11-09

Eighties pop princess Sheena Easton (43) weds Beverly Hills plastic surgeon John Minoli (44) at Las Vegas City Hall

2005-04-19

"Extra" co-host Dayna Devon (35) weds plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken at the Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga, California

Surgeon - Divorces
Date Event
2006-05-06

"Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (56) divorces plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (63) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 21 years of marriage

Surgeon - Notable Deaths

Karl Ferdinand von GraefeJul 4, 1840

Daniel WilliamsAug 4, 1931

Charles R. DrewApr 1, 1950

Surgeon - Deaths
Date Event
1599-11-07

Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon (b. 1546)

1770-09-09

Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73

1772-05-11

Joseph Kerckhoff, Limburg surgeon/robber captain, hanged

1779-01-03

Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)

1788-12-22

Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)

1830-12-09

Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (b. 1757)

1831-04-20

John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)

1840-07-04

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

1841-03-16

Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49

1842-07-25

Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)

1860-03-25

James Braid, Scottish surgeon (b. 1795)

1862-12-20

Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist

1865-07-25

"James Barry", military surgeon, first womanin Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor

1887-09-29

Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)

1899-12-30

James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget), dies at 85

1908-02-23

Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823)

1910-06-01

Francis S Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist, dies at 91

1912-02-10

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic), dies

1917-07-27

Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1841)

1919-02-21

Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War) dies aged 86

1920-03-26

William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)

1928-03-07

Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)

1931-08-04

Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon, dies at 73

1939-05-26

Charles H Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74

1939-07-28

William J Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder Mayo Clinic, dies at 78

1939-11-25

Wilfred Trotter, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck, dies at 67

1943-01-07

George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78

1944-11-05

Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)

1945-05-02

Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor and Hitler's personal surgeon commits suicide at 34

1949-12-28

Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/athlete (Olympic-gold-1936), dies at 39

1950-04-01

Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45

1951-07-02

Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75

1957-02-05

Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)

1960-04-14

Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies

1968-05-23

James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81

1968-07-28

Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70

1976-04-05

Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)

1976-05-01

T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)

1985-03-29

Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)

1994-07-16

M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78

1994-12-28

Joseph Holland, Seeing-Eye Surgeon

1995-01-03

Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74

1996-06-01

Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85

1997-01-12

Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95

1997-11-04

H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73

1997-12-22

Douglas Ranger, surgeon, dies at 81

2001-09-02

Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)

2003-10-24

Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70

2004-12-26

Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African pediatric heart surgeon (b. 1959)

2005-03-27

Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)

2006-01-17

Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)

2006-03-08

Brian Barratt-Boyes, New Zealand heart surgeon (b. 1924)

2007-08-09

Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart, dies at 84

2008-01-14

Judah Folkman, Surgeon that developed Angiogenesis (b. 1933)

2008-07-11

Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)

2012-11-26

Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93

2013-02-25

Charles Koop, American pediatric surgeon and health administrator, dies at 96


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