Posts tagged medicine.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 4, 1882

Allegheny General incorporates. [Wikipedia

(via thepittsburghhistoryjournal)

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 20, 1985

Kimberly Fuller, 9, becomes the youngest American to undergo lung-heart transplant surgery in a 5.5-hour operation performed by Dr. Bartley Griffith and Dr. Robert Hardesty at the Children’s Hospital. [Historic PittsburghThe Pittsburgh Press

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: October 29, 1983 

UPMC surgeons perform the first known cystic fibrosis heart-lung transplant. [Associated Press; The New York Times]

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The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA

Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: May 4, 1895 

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is founded as Presbyterian Hospital. [Wikipedia

Jonas Salk and a nurse administer vaccine, c. 1955 (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: February 24, 1954

The first mass vaccination of children began in Pittsburgh. [WQED

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 4, 1882

Allegheny General incorporates. [Wikipedia

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 20, 1985

Kimberly Fuller, 9, becomes the youngest American to undergo lung-heart transplant surgery in a 5.5-hour operation performed by Dr. Bartley Griffith and Dr. Robert Hardesty at the Children’s Hospital. [Historic Pittsburgh; The Pittsburgh Press

Jonas Salk and a nurse administer vaccine, c. 1955 (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: February 24, 1954

The first mass vaccination of children began in Pittsburgh. [WQED