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Health & Safety

  • 2001 - Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, performed the first implant of the AbioCor, a self-contained artificial heart, in a human patient, a 59-year-old named Robert Tools.[1]


Births

  • 1862 - William Henry Bragg - Bragg won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in determining crystalline structures using x-rays. This discovery was crucial to the work of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, who solved the structures of cholesterol, vitamin B12, penicillin, and insulin.[2],[3]


References

  1. "AbioCor Implantable." Heart Assist Devices. Texas Heart Institute. Accessed on July 2, 2008.
  2. "William Bragg Biography." (1915) Nobel.org. The Nobel Foundation. Accessed on July 2, 2008.
  3. "Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin - Biography." (1964) The Nobel Foundation. Accessed on July 2, 2008.