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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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Heart surgeon DeBakey dead at 99

Heart surgeon DeBakey dead at 99

HOUSTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. heart surgeon Michael DeBakey, who pioneered now-common bypass surgery and developed innovative pumps and other devices, has died at 99, officials said.
Heart transplant pioneer honored

Heart transplant pioneer honored

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Dr. Michael DeBakey, 99-year-old pioneer of the life-saving heart bypass surgery, was saluted in an elaborate ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Congress honors heart doctor DeBakey

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress has approved issuing a Congressional Gold Medal to Michael DeBakey, a heart surgeon who pioneered multiple techniques.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
By United Press International

Heart pioneer DeBakey survived own surgery

HOUSTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Pioneering U.S. heart surgeon Michael DeBakey is slowly getting back to work at age 98 after undergoing a surgery he himself developed.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2006 with 115 to follow.
By United Press International

DeBakey recovering from surgery at 97

HOUSTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Dr. Michael DeBakey, a pioneering heart surgeon, is reportedly recovering well at a Texas hospital after surgery for an aneurysm.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2004 with 115 to follow.
By United Press International

Dolly Parton gets 'Living Legend' award

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Entertainer Dolly Parton has been tapped to receive the Living Legend Award, the U.S. Library of Congress's most prestigious honor.

Elder Bush says capture 'magical moment'

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday it was a "magical moment" when he learned deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had been captured.
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Katrin DeBakey (R) leaves the memorial service for her husband pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey with their daughter Olga DeBakey at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas on July 16, 2008. DeBakey, internationally acclaimed as the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, died at the age of 99. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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Michael Ellis DeBakey, M.D. (September 7, 1908 – July 12, 2008) was a world-renowned American cardiac surgeon , innovator, medical educator, and international medical statesman. DeBakey was the chancellor emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and director of The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and senior attending surgeon of The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Michael Ellis DeBakey was born as Michel Dabaghi in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Orthodox Lebanese immigrants Shaker and Raheeja Dabaghi (later Anglicized to DeBakey). "Being Compassionate,. being concerned for your fellow man, doing everything you can to help people; that's the kind of religion I have" Michael E. DeBakey

DeBakey received his BS degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. In 1932, he received an M.D. degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He remained in New Orleans to complete his internship and residency in surgery at Charity Hospital. DeBakey completed his surgical fellowships at the University of Strasbourg, France, under Professor René Leriche, and at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, under Professor Martin Kirschner. Returning to Tulane Medical School, he served on the surgical faculty from 1937 to 1948. From 1942 to 1946, he was on military leave as a member of the Surgical Consultants' Division in the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, and in 1945 he became its Director and received the Legion of Merit. DeBakey helped develop the mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) units and later helped establish the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Research System. He joined the faculty of Baylor University College of Medicine (now known as the Baylor College of Medicine) in 1948, serving as Chairman of the Department of Surgery until 1993. DeBakey was president of the college from 1969 to 1979, served as Chancellor from 1979 to January 1996, he was then named Chancellor Emeritus. He was also Olga Keith Wiess and Distinguished Service Professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the DeBakey Heart Center for research and public education at Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital.

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