S02 E02

Dueling Doctors

Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley were two of the most prominent surgeons in the world. They were pioneers in the first open heart operations. But Cooley triggered a 40-year feud when he implanted an artificial heart from DeBakey’s lab and implanted it in a patient.

Related Reading:

Ticker The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart by Mimi Swartz.

The Feud – The New York Times