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November 7, 1959

MEDICAL NEWS

JAMA. 1959;171(10):1367-1377. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010280091024
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ALABAMA 

Heart Center Dedicated.—  Dedication of the University of Alabama Medical Center's cardiovascular unit to the memory of the late Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill Jr., pioneer Alabama surgeon, was held Oct. 18. Events included the dedication ceremony, a reception for invited guests, and a tour of the Luther Leonidas Hill Heart Center. Among those participating were Sen. Lister Hill, son of Dr. Hill and senior U. S. Senator from Alabama. Dr. Luther L. Terry, senior investigator and assistant director of the National Heart Institute, Bethesda, Md., was the featured speaker. A namesake of the late Dr. Hill, Dr. Terry is from Red Level. Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill, who practiced in Montgomery for nearly half a century, was the first physician in America to report a successful suture of the human heart. He performed this operation in 1902 on a 13-year-old boy who had received a stab wound penetrating the left

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