Thank you, Dr. John W. V. Cordice
Dr. John Cordice
September 20, 1958 a young emerging civil rights leader, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, was stabbed by a mentally ill African American women in New York City while he was promoting his book Striving toward Freedom
The young African American thoracic surgeon, Dr. John W.V. Cordice, along with one other black and Italian surgeon, removed from his chest a letter opener which the African American woman used.
Dr. Cordice was off duty at the time and was called to the ER where he was told it was Rev. King. He was the chief thoracic surgeon at Harlem Hospital at the time and at the recommendation of the Governor of New York, Dr. Cordice and his team was ask to do the lifesaving surgery.
Dr. King would later say in one of his famous sermon that if you would have sneeze the movement of the razor blade whic Module Settings h was millimeters from his heart.
Dr. John W. V. Cordice passed away in 2014 at age 94 years of age. Thank you Dr. Cordice.
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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.
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