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Black History Daily: Who Performed the World’s First Open Heart Surgery?

Black History Daily:  Who Performed the World’s First Open Heart Surgery?
Posted By: Stacie Coulter on September 07, 2011

Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) performed the world’s first successful heart operation on July 9, 1893. The open-heart surgery was executed at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, a hospital that Williams founded. He opened the chest of James Cornish, a laborer who had been ****, found the pericardial sac, emptied it of blood, and successfully sutured it. “Doctor Dan” was a founder and first vice-president of the National Medical Association, and the first and only black invited to become a charter member of the American College of Surgeons in 1913.



Born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Williams graduated in 1883 from the Chicago Medical College. He founded Provident Hospital, the nation’s first interracial hospital, in 1891. He was the first black on the Illinois State Board of Health in 1889, and in1893 he was appointed surgeon-in-chief of Freedmen’s Hospital, where he reorganized the services and established a nursing school. Williams had two main interests: the NAACP and the construction of hospitals and training schools for African-Americans doctors and nurses.
Sources: Jessie Carney Smith, Black Firsts, pp. 604

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