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Farewell, Dr. Cooley

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) gained significant traction in the medical community courtesy of two eminent cardiothoracic surgeons – Drs. DeBakey and Cooley. After DeBakey’s passing over eight years ago, Dr. Cooley continued to serve as the quintessential example of an educator and visionary in medicine. Few others have left such …

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World Anesthesia Day!

Before the 1840s, the advancement of surgery was hampered by a lack of anatomical knowledge, poor aseptic techniques, and especially a lack of safe, reproducible anesthetic techniques. Beyond remedies like alcohol and opium, patients had very little in the way of anesthesia prior to surgery.

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