Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Bronze Medal
- Year of Issue: 2007
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 110-95
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This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. for his many outstanding contributions to the nation as a heart surgeon. Congress authorized the medal on October 10, 2007. It was presented to Dr. DeBakey on April 23, 2008.
The obverse design depicts Dr. DeBakey in full scrubs with a surgery team in the background.
The reverse design features an anatomical heart placed prominently over a globe, representing Dr. DeBakey’s teachings on cardiovascular procedures to surgeons around the world. The heart is encircled by a ribbon with an inscribed quote by Dr. DeBakey.
- MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY, M.D.
- ACT OF CONGRESS 2007
- THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE HAS BEEN MY OBJECTIVE IN LIFE
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