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Surgeon performs bypass operation by microsurgery

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1026
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A surgeon at the London (Ontario) Health Sciences Centre is believed to have become the first person to perform a cardiac bypass operation without opening the chest wall and stopping the heart.

    Dr Douglas Boyd, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Western Ontario, reached 60 year old farmer John Penner's beating heart through three pencil sized incisions and another small incision …

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