Daniel Hale Williams: Open Heart Surgery

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Daniel Hale Williams, was the first physician to complete an open heart surgery on a patient. He was also the first founder of an interracial hospital. Daniel H. Williams was born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. His mother’s name was Sarah William, and his father’s name was Daniel H Williams’s ll. Daniel Williams also had seven brothers and sisters. His father had a barber shop business and worked with the equal rights league, a black civil rights organization. Daniel Williams’s father died when Daniel was nine years old. After his father’s death, Daniels mother moved the family to Baltimore, Maryland. As a teenager, Daniel learned how to cut hair and became a barber. Daniel started working and living with a family who

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