Maurice Neligan

Maurice Neligan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maurice Neligan was an Irish heart surgeon, activist, newspaper columnist and media commentator. He was considered one of Ireland's most recognisable doctors - "Ireland's answer to Dr Christian Barnard" - and performed a number of firsts in Irish medicine. It is thought that he performed 14,000 - 15,000 heart operations during his career. After his death in 2010, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny described him as "the first superstar of Irish medicine." In 1974, Neligan performed Ireland's first open-heart surgery for congenital heart defects. In 1975, he performed Ireland's first coronary artery by-pass graft. In 1985, he carried out the first heart transplant in the country's history, and was given no assistance by the Department of Health in doing so. Neligan also co-founded the Blackrock Clinic. From 1971 until 2002, he was consultant cardiac surgeon at the Mater Hospital and, from 1974 until 2002, he served at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin in Crumlin, Dublinshow more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 5.33mm | 90.72g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133998636
  • 9786133998636