It Happened Today in New York City
On April 26, 1865, Dr. Valentine Mott, one of the most successful pioneering surgeons in American medical history, died at his home on Gramercy Park. He was 79. During his prolific career, Dr. Mott was the first surgeon in the world to operate on the innominate artery, and one of the first to successfully tie the common iliac artery. He was also actively interested in the development of anesthesia and post-operative care. Originally from Glen Cove, he was a member of the famous family that gave their name to the neighborhood of Mott Haven in the Bronx and Mott Street in Manhattan.
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