Today In Medical History – January 18

(1856) African American general surgeon Daniel Hale Williams is born. He was the second person to perform a documented successfully pericardium surgery to repair a wound.

(1896) For the first time, an X-ray generating machine is exhibited.

(1977) Scientists finally identify the cause of Legionnaires’ disease as a previously unknown bacterium.

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