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Surgeon Ernest G. DeBakey dies at age 96; Michael DeBakey's younger brother
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d***@comcast.net
2006-07-18 20:26:31 UTC
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Mobile surgeon Ernest G. DeBakey dies at age 96










MOBILE, Ala. Dr. Ernest G. DeBakey, a retired Mobile surgeon who worked
to improve rural health care and warn students about the dangers of
substance abuse, has died. He was 96.

The Louisiana native and former U-S Air Force flight surgeon died
yesterday (Monday) and leaves behind a legacy of philanthropic work and
community service.

DeBakey was the brother of famed artificial heart pioneer Dr. Michael
E. DeBakey of Houston. His wife, Marsha DeBakey, said her husband often
traveled to rural towns to perform procedures for those who didn't have
access to care.

Through these travels, he witnessed firsthand the shortage of doctors
practicing in rural areas and sought to change that. In 1997, he
established the Ernest G. DeBakey Charitable Foundation. The foundation
has helped lure several doctors to rural areas in the recent years.

In 1993, Ernest DeBakey helped create a drug education vehicle that
later became a model for others throughout the nation.

In addition to his wife and brother, DeBakey's survivors include one
daughter, one brother and two sisters.

Services will be private. The family requests that memorials be made to
the Ernest G. DeBakey Charitable Foundation or the Infirmary Foundation.
Jed
2006-07-18 20:38:44 UTC
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Post by d***@comcast.net
Mobile surgeon Ernest G. DeBakey dies at age 96
MOBILE, Ala. Dr. Ernest G. DeBakey, a retired Mobile surgeon who worked
to improve rural health care and warn students about the dangers of
substance abuse, has died. He was 96.
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Post by d***@comcast.net
DeBakey was the brother of famed artificial heart pioneer Dr. Michael
E. DeBakey of Houston. His wife, Marsha DeBakey, said her husband often
traveled to rural towns to perform procedures for those who didn't have
access to care.
Seems as opportune a time as any to mention that the DeBakeys were of
Lebanese descent, given that Lebanon is trying to self-destruct once
again, in order to add a little to the postive side of the scale.

_jed (of Lebanese descent on the maternal side)
d***@comcast.net
2006-07-19 01:41:30 UTC
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How sad it is when you're 97 years old, & your baby brother dies at 96!
Jed
2006-07-19 02:01:40 UTC
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Texas has a surprisingly large Lebanese comunity second only to Toledo
and Michigan.
Hyfler/Rosner
2006-07-19 02:13:42 UTC
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Post by Jed
Texas has a surprisingly large Lebanese comunity second
only to Toledo
Let's see if I can beat Brad to this:

Uncle Tanoose!!!!
Brad Ferguson
2006-07-19 05:14:54 UTC
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Post by Hyfler/Rosner
Post by Jed
Texas has a surprisingly large Lebanese comunity second
only to Toledo
Uncle Tanoose!!!!
Aw, what you say?!?

Now who else remembers "Make Room for Granddaddy"?
James Neibaur
2006-07-19 02:40:50 UTC
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Post by d***@comcast.net
How sad it is when you're 97 years old, & your baby brother dies at 96!
That is incredible, eh? Wish I had those genetics!
Louis Epstein
2006-07-20 02:32:38 UTC
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***@comcast.net wrote:
: How sad it is when you're 97 years old, & your baby brother dies at 96!
:

Charlotte Benkner was 114 when her sister died a month short of 100.

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d***@comcast.net
2006-07-20 02:53:34 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
: How sad it is when you're 97 years old, & your baby brother dies at 96!
Charlotte Benkner was 114 when her sister died a month short of 100.
Diplomat George Kennan was 99 when his younger brother Kent died at 90.
James Neibaur
2006-07-20 03:29:04 UTC
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Louis Epstein 7/19/06 9:32 PM
Post by Louis Epstein
: How sad it is when you're 97 years old, & your baby brother dies at 96!
Charlotte Benkner was 114 when her sister died a month short of 100.
How did their mother handle it?
aka Bob
2006-07-20 05:14:31 UTC
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Post by James Neibaur
Louis Epstein 7/19/06 9:32 PM
Post by Louis Epstein
: How sad it is when you're 97 years old, & your baby brother dies at 96!
Charlotte Benkner was 114 when her sister died a month short of 100.
How did their mother handle it?
She was pretty quiet about it ...
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"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens." - Woody Allen

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