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Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams- Surgeon and Medical Educator Medical textbooks in the early 1890s said that operating on near the human heart was too dangerous. But on a hot summer’s night in Chicago in 1893, surgeon Daniel Hale Williams — while attempting to treat a life-threatening chest wound to a patient — plunged courageously into this…