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John Heysham Gibbon, Jr.

Also Known As: "Jack"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cause of death: Heart attack
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Sr. and Marjorie Gibbon
Husband of Mary Gibbon
Father of Alice Saltzman; John Gibbon; <private> Clarke (Gibbon) and <private> Gibbon

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About Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr.

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John Heysham Gibbon Jr., AB, MD, (September 29, 1903 – February 5, 1973) a surgeon best known for inventing the heart-lung machine and performing the first open heart surgery (a repair of an atrial septal defect). He was the son of Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Sr., and Marjorie Young Gibbon (daughter of General Samuel Young), and came from a long line of medical doctors including his father, grandfather Robert, great-grandfather John, and great-great grandfather.

Gibbon received his AB from Princeton University in 1923 and his MD from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1927. Later, he received honorary degrees from the Universities of Princeton, Buffalo and Pennsylvania, and Dickinson College. He married Mary Hopkinson, daughter of painter Charles Hopkinson. He had four children, Mary, John, Alice, and Marjorie.

During World War II, he served in the Burma China India Theater.

He was a great-nephew of Civil War and Indian War commander Maj. General John Gibbon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gibbon -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Heysham_Gibbon

John Heysham Gibbon Jr., AB, MD, (September 29, 1903 – February 5, 1973) a surgeon best known for inventing the heart-lung machine and performing the first open heart surgery (a repair of an atrial septal defect). He was the son of Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Sr., and Marjorie Young Gibbon (daughter of General Samuel Young), and came from a long line of medical doctors including his father, grandfather Robert, great-grandfather John, and great-great grandfather.

Gibbon received his AB from Princeton University in 1923 and his MD from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1927. Later, he received honorary degrees from the Universities of Princeton, Buffalo and Pennsylvania, and Dickinson College. He married Mary Hopkinson, daughter of painter Charles Hopkinson. He had four children, Mary, John, Alice, and Marjorie.

During World War II, he served in the Burma China India Theater.

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Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr.'s Timeline

1903
September 29, 1903
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1931
1931
Age 27
Boston, MA, USA
1973
February 5, 1973
Age 69
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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