Spreading Good News (Post 657 – BLACK HISTORY TUESDAY: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Performed First, Successful Open-Heart Surgery in 1893)

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

“Black History Month,” (February) is over, but I will continue Spreading Good News about Black History on what I will call “Black History Tuesday.”

I hope you enjoy this piece!

BLACK HISTORY TUESDAY:  Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Performed the First Successful Open-Heart Surgery in 1893

Source:  The Internet

Daniel Hale Williams was a pioneer surgeon best known for performing one of the first successful open heart surgeries in 1893.  Williams was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1856.  His medical career began in 1878 during a two-year apprenticeship in the office of physician, Henry Palmer, in Wisconsin.  From 1880 to 1883 Williams attended Chicago Medical College, Northwestern Medical School, and received his M.D.

Immediately after graduation, Williams opened his own practice in Chicago.  Prior to successfully operating on the pericardium (the sac surrounding the heart), Williams in the 1880s became a trailblazer, setting high standards in medical procedures and sanitary conditions.  In 1891, he co-founded Provident Hospital and Training School Association, which served Chicago’s South Side community and became the first training facility for African American nurses in the U.S.  During Williams’ tenure as physician (1891-1912) the hospital grew, largely due to its extremely high success rate in patient recovery (87%).  In 1893, Williams’ legend grew as he daringly performed an open heart surgery on a young black man named James Cornish.  Williams incredibly opened Cornish’s chest cavity and operated on his heart without the patient dying from infection.  At the time this was unheard of.  Miraculously, Cornish recovered within 51 days and went on to live for fifty more years.

Nationally recognized, in 1894 Williams was appointed Chief Surgeon at the Freedmen’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.  As Chief Surgeon, Williams set visible standards for doctors from all over the world, who came to witness his surgeries and tour the Freedman’s Hospital, which Williams reorganized with a training school for black nurses.  Among the numerous honors and awards bestowed to Williams, perhaps the most groundbreaking was his becoming the first black member of the exclusive American College of Surgeons in 1913.  He died in 1931.

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Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

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http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman.

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 657 – BLACK HISTORY TUESDAY: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Performed First, Successful Open-Heart Surgery in 1893)

  1. Sandra says:

    This is one of my favorite segments of yours. Thank you so .much.

  2. Ava Glenn says:

    Hey J!
    Great reads as usual! I enjoy your articles, thanks.

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