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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Michael DeBakey with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor]
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The inscription on the photo says, "To Michael DeBakey in appreciation of his wonderful skill and care in restoring my health, Edward, Duke of Windsor"
On the advice of his New York physician, Dr. Arthur Antenucci, the Duke of Windsor requested a consultation with DeBakey in December 1964 regarding treatment for an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. DeBakey repaired the aneurysm on December 16, 1964 in Houston, and the Duke made an uneventful recovery. (He died in 1972 of cancer.)
At the time of the Duke's initial call, DeBakey was at the White House, waiting to meet with President Lyndon B. Johnson to discuss the findings of the Committee on Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke, which DeBakey chaired. The President then had to wait a short time, while DeBakey finished his conversation with the Duke.
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1 (296,548 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
January 1965
Reproduced with permission of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.
Exhibit Category:
New Directions for Cardiac Surgery and for Baylor, 1963-2008
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Photographic prints
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Series: Photographs and Artworks, [ca. 1908]-2007
SubSeries: Professional Photographs, 1917-2007
SubSubSeries: Prominent Personages
Folder: Celebrities and Prominent People (BW), [1930s?], 1951-1990
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