Daniel Hale Williams
Posted by: Gosffo
N 40° 25.664 W 078° 23.545
17T E 721199 N 4478498
Quick Description: Heart surgery in 1893? In 1893 Williams repaired the torn pericardium of James Cornish, who had suffered a knife wound to the heart.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2008 6:52:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM426N
Here was boyhood home of the Black physician who pioneered successful heart surgery, 1893. Founded Provident Hospital, Chicago, 1891. Chief surgeon at Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1894-98. Charter member, College of Surgeons, 1913.
Marker Name: Daniel Hale Williams
Date Dedicated: 05/06/1989
Marker Type: City
Location: U.S. 22 eastbound (Blair St., 300 block), Hollidaysburg
Category: African American, Professions & Vocations, Medicine & Science
Website: [Web Link]
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