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Today In Medical History – October 14

October 14:

(1) (1961) American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator Charles Everett Koop is born. He was the 13th Surgeon General of the United States.

(2) (1982) President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, proclaims a War on Drugs.

(3) (1984) The first successful infant heart transplant is done on “Baby Fae”, who  received a heart transplant from a baboon. She was born with with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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