Tag Archives: medical procedures

December 13, 1809

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1809, Ephraim McDowell performed the first abdominal surgery in Danville, KY on 46 year old Jane Todd Crawford. On December 13, 1809 Dr. McDowell was called to the home of Mrs. Crawford and he … Continue reading

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September 6, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1992 a 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted baboon liver. Chim-Chim, the Smoking Chimpanzee immediately protested and said that Theodore the Belligerent Baboon had died ten weeks earlier under suspicious … Continue reading

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March 28, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 in Italy, psychiatrists demonstrated the use of electric-shock therapy for treatment of certain mental illnesses. Unsurprisingly, deviant sexual activity and male homosexuality were two of the first mental illnesses that the medical profession … Continue reading

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January 25, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999 in Louisville, KY, a man received the first hand transplant in the United States. In June of 1999, his other hand sued for spousal support as it claimed the man, Henry Stodgins, now … Continue reading

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January 4, 1885

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1885, the first successful appendectomy was performed by Dr. William Grant on Mary Gartside. Miss Gartside lived, hence the “successful” appellation. Miss Gartside, also known as “Patient 46” when asked about how she felt … Continue reading

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