Michael DeBakey RIP

For those who do not know, Michael DeBakey passed away on June 11, 2008.
His obituary and a series of articles about him are available on the New York Times Website.

Sept. 7, 1908 - July 11, 2008

Dr. Michael E. DeBakey's innovative heart and blood vessel operations made him one of the most influential doctors in the United States.

“Many consider Michael E. DeBakey to be the greatest surgeon ever,” the Journal of the American Medical Association said in 2005. By the time Dr. DeBakey stopped a regular surgical schedule in his 80s, he had performed more than 60,000 operations. He also made Houston a major center for heart surgery and research and turned Baylor into one of the nation’s great medical institutions...