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Henry Feffer

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Nationality  American
Name  Henry Feffer
Role  Surgeon

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Born  Henry Leon Feffer January 15, 1918 New York (1918-01-15)
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)
Died  May 9, 2011, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Education  Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University School of Medicine
Fields  Medicine, Surgeon, Orthopedic surgery, Neurosurgery

Henry Leon Feffer (January 15, 1918 – May 9, 2011) 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.

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Early Life and Childhood

Feffer was born on January 15, 1918 in New York.

Education

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.

Career

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

Death

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

References

Henry Feffer Wikipedia


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