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Michael E. DeBakey
In 1937, DeBakey joined the faculty of Tulane. He volunteered for military service during World War II, becoming the Director of the Surgical Consultants' Division in the United States Army Surgeon General's Office. During his term, proposed a series of mobile field medical units called Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals or M.A.S.H.'s that allowed experienced medical service that could be quickly accessed by the wounded.
Both the DeBakey High School for Health Professions and the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran's Affairs Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston are named after him. An atraumatic vascular surgical clamp that he introduced also bears his name.
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