R Adams Cowley Historical

R Adams Cowley Historical (HM1VPT)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.842', W 77° 4.518'

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R Adams Cowley
1st Lieutenant Medical Corps
United States Army
July 15, 1917 - October 27, 1991


Next to creating a life the finest thing a man can do is to save one
Abraham Lincoln

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A cardiothoracic and trauma surgeon who, through his creation of shock trauma in Maryland, saved thousands of lives and changed the face of emergency medicine in the world.

· Father of trauma medicine and founder of the nation's first Shock Trauma Center, in Baltimore, Maryland
· Leader in the scientific study of shock and trauma
· Founder of nation's first statewide EMS System in Maryland
· Creator of the concept of the "Golden Hour," the 60 minutes following injury when definitive care is crucial to a trauma patient's survival
· Leader in use of civilian helicopters for medical evacuation
· Pioneer in hyperbaric medicine and open heart surgery
· Inventor of electronic pacemaker prototype and a surgical clamp bearing his name
· A founding father of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
· Founder of National Study Center for Trauma and EMS enacted by Congress in 1986
· Personal papers collected by the University of Utah
· Elder in Mormon Church
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HM NumberHM1VPT
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Date Added Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319986 N 4305584
Decimal Degrees38.88070000, -77.07530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.842', W 77° 4.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 50.52" N, 77° 4' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Arlington Cemetery, Arlington VA 22211, US
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