Gibbon, John H., Jr. (1903–73)

John H. Gibbon, Jr., was an American cardiovascular surgeon who successfully developed the first artificial machine to bypass the patient's heart and lungs during an operation. With his invention, Gibbon paved the way for modern open-heart surgery.

Gibbon was born in Philadelphia ...

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