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  • June 14 - Charles Dotter - American surgeon. Dotter was the first surgeon to perform a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or mechanical widening in opening blood vessels other than the coronary arteries. He also invented the percutaneous arterial stenting.[2]


  • March 4 - Roswell Peter Bishop - American politician. Bishop was a member of the House of Representatives (Michigan) and a private in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was discharged in 1862 after a wound forced the amputation of his right arm.[3]


  1. "TDI Awards." Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Inc. 2006. Accessed on March 9, 2008.
  2. Payne, Misty. "Charles Theodore Dotter: The Father of Intervention." Tex Heart Inst J. 2001; 28(1): 28–38.
  3. "Roswell Peter Bishop." Encyclopedia. 2006. Accessed on march 21, 2008.