| Henry Leon Feffer
January 15, 1918
New York (1918-01-15) |
George Washington University Medical School
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
Indiana University School of Medicine
Jean Kaplan Feffer (m.?-1964) (her death) (3 children)
Daisy Berkes Feffer (m.?-2001) (her death) (2 children)
May 9, 2011, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University School of Medicine
Medicine, Surgeon, Orthopedic surgery, Neurosurgery
Henry Feffer Wikipedia
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.
Feffer was born on January 15, 1918 in New York.
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.
He was an emeritus professor at George Washington University Medical School.
Feffer died on May 9, 2011 of congestive heart failure at 93.