Anne June Patricia McKeownBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5022 (Published 13 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5022
- I Quasim,
- R L Smith,
- G A Berg
Anne June Patricia McKeown (“June”) was inspired to become a cardiothoracic surgeon when she was 4 years old, recovering from the first operative replacement of a mitral valve using human tissue in the UK.
Heart surgery was in its infancy in 1970 and a pioneering technique was used constructing a valve at the time of surgery using fascia lata from …