Henry Feffer

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Henry Feffer
Born Henry Leon Feffer
(1918-01-15)January 15, 1918
New York[clarification needed]
Died May 9, 2011(2011-05-09) (aged 93)
Bethesda, Maryland
Nationality American
Fields Medicine, surgeon, spine, orthopedic surgeon, hydrocortisone, back pain, neurosurgeon
Institutions George Washington University Medical School
CARE
The Gallinger Municipal Hospital in Washington, D.C. which later became, the now defunct, District of Columbia General Hospital
United States Army
Howard University College of Medicine
National Zoo
Alma mater Indiana University
Indiana University School of Medicine
Spouse Jean Kaplan Feffer (m.?-1964) (her death) (3 children)
Daisy Berkes Feffer (m.?-2001) (her death) (2 children)

Henry Leon Feffer (January 15, 1918 – May 9, 2011[1]) of Bethesda, Maryland, was an American neurosurgeon. In the mid-1950s, he was one of the first doctors to systematically test whether low-back pain could be relieved with epidural injections of hydrocortisone. Today, physicians routinely give such injections before resorting to more invasive surgery. He was a Washington, D.C. spinal surgeon for more than four decades whose patients included Saddam Hussein.[1]

Early Life and Childhood[edit]

Feffer was born on January 15, 1918 in New York[clarification needed].

Education[edit]

He graduated from Indiana University, and from the Indiana University School of Medicine. His orthopedic surgery internship was in The Gallinger Municipal Hospital in Washington, D.C. which later became, the now defunct, District of Columbia General Hospital.[2]

Career[edit]

He was an emeritus professor at George Washington University Medical School.

Death[edit]

Feffer died on May 9, 2011 of congestive heart failure at 93.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], Henry Feffer, spine surgeon who treated D.C. notables and beloved gorilla, dies at 93, May 11, 2011.
  2. ^ [2], District of Columbia General Hospital, last updated September 8, 2006