Dr. Daniel Hale Williams must make the decision to perform a heart operation that could save a patient’s life but could also condemn him in the eyes of the medical community. Although heart surgery was not accepted at the time, he confidently performed the surgery and saved the patient’s life. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)
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