Inventor Of M.A.S.H Unit Is Honored By Bush, U.S. Congress

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (C) speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony to present the medal to heart surgeon Michael Ellis DeBakey (4th L) as (L-R) U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-TX), House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), President George W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) listen at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol April 23, 2008 in Washington, DC. DeBakey was presented with the medal for his many accomplishments and contributions to the nation, including the development of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital systems during WWII and the inventing of artificial devices for open heart surgery which has changed the modern medicine.
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