Death of Dr. John W.V. Cordice

December 29, 2013
New York, New York

Surgeon who once saved MLK's life dies in NY at 95
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DAVID B. CARUSO, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. John W.V. Cordice, a surgeon who was part of the medical team that saved Martin Luther King Jr. from a nearly fatal stab wound in 1958, has died at age 95.

Sunday's death was announced by the city agency that oversees Harlem Hospital Center, where Cordice was formerly an attending surgeon and chief of thoracic surgery.

"He was a brilliant clinical practitioner, a wise and thoughtful teacher, and a man of deep and...

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