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ID: FC/FC182
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Thomas B. Ferguson was a professor emeritus of cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Ferguson was a pioneer in heart surgery, playing an important role in bringing the first heart-lung machine to St. Louis in the late 1950s. In 1958, he and his colleagues performed Washington University’s first open-heart surgery with the aid of the new heart-lung pump.

Ferguson earned his medical degree from Duke University and continued his surgical training there before coming to Barnes Hospital and Washington University in 1951. He trained in cardiothoracic surgery, a relatively new specialty at the time, under Evarts Graham. Ferguson then spent four years in private practice in Florida in the early 1960s but returned to Washington University, where he stayed for the remainder of his long and distinguished career. He was a founding member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and is one of a small number of surgeons to have served as president of that organization as well as the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

In 2009, Ferguson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He passed away on May 26, 2013 at the age of 90.

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Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Thomas B. Ferguson Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
Collection Material Type: Faculty Collection
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