Halsted, William Stewart

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Name
Halsted, William Stewart Gender: M
born on 23 September 1852
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone LMT m74w0 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif



William Stewart Halsted

Biography

American surgeon who emphasized strict aseptic technique during surgical procedures, was an early champion of newly discovered anesthetics, and introduced several new operations, including the radical mastectomy for breast cancer. Along with William Osler (Professor of Medicine), Howard Atwood Kelly (Professor of Gynecology) and William H. Welch (Professor of Pathology), Halsted was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Throughout his professional life, he was addicted to cocaine and later also to morphine, which were not illegal during his time. The addictions were a direct result of Halsted's use of himself as an experimental subject, in investigations on the effects of cocaine as an anesthetic agent.

He died 7 September 1922

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 03.53.30 LMT Asc 6Vir50'

Categories

  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field