(PITTSBURGH) — Dr. George Magovern, a Pittsburgh cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered artificial heart valves, has died. He was 89.
Officials at Allegheny General Hospital, where Magovern introduced many of his cutting-edge techniques, say he died Monday.
The surgeon’s son, Dr. George Magovern Jr., says his father is recognized …
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The noted chronicler of U.S. military history explores the thoughts of a fictional Confederate fighter as he prepares his troops for Pickett’s Charge
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For nearly a century, the United States has been one of the fiercest advocates and practitioners of marijuana prohibition in the world. At the height of the America’s anti-pot fervor in the 1950s and ’60s, one could even …
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Well, someone had to start calling them the “Founding Fathers.”
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly used his Facebook page to announce the Tuesday passing of 90-year-old code talker George Smith.
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