Incorrect Information: In the Medical News
& Perspectives article “Michael E. DeBakey, MD: Father of Modern
Cardiovascular Surgery” published in the February 23, 2005, issue of JAMA (2005;293:913-918), President John F. Kennedy was
erroneously described as one of the world leaders who were treated by DeBakey.
DeBakey worked with Kennedy on medical legislation for Medicare.
Michael E. DeBakey, MD: Father of Modern Cardiovascular Surgery—Correction. JAMA. 2005;293(14):1728. doi:10.1001/jama.293.14.1728-a