DR. DENTON A. COOLEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED 10/03/1995 - DOCUMENT 322762
DENTON A. COOLEY
First Day Cover signed by the first surgeon to implant an official heart in a human
First Day Cover signed: "10.3.95/Denton A Cooley, M.D.", in black ink, 6½x3½. October 3, 1995. First Day Cover saluting Health Research and the 100th Anniversary of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Denton A. Cooley (b. 1920) performed the first successful heart transplant in the U.S. (1968) and was the first surgeon to implant a total artificial heart in a human (1969). In 1962, he founded the Texas Heart Institute, of which he serves as President and Surgeon-in-Chief. Cooley and his associates have performed more than 100,000 open heart surgeries, more than any other group in the world, and Dr. Cooley has shared his expertise as the co-author of more than 1,300 scientific articles and a dozen books. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn. Lightly toned. Fine condition.