Daniel Hale Williams House
Williams, Dr. Daniel Hale, House
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams House
|Location||442 E. 42nd Street Chicago, IL|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne, Other|
|NRHP Reference #||75000655 |
|Added to NRHP||May 15, 1975|
|Designated NHL||May 15, 1975|
The Daniel Hale Williams House is the former home of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931), one of the first major African American surgeons. Located at 445 East 42nd Street in Grand Boulevard community area of Chicago Illinois, the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
Dr. Dan as he was known was the first American doctor to perform what would later be known as open heart surgery. He operated on a man who had received a stab wound to the heart. At the time the prevailing practice for dealing with direct wounds to the heart was to let patient die since it was considered impossible to operate directly on the heart.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Williams, Daniel Hale, House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
- National Historic Landmarks Program - Williams, Daniel Hale, House (2006). Retrieved 25 June 2007.
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