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Title: Mitt sena ilu f'Malta... l-ewwel operazzjoni tal-qalb
Authors: Nazzjon
Keywords: Malta -- History -- 20th century
Ballance, Charles Alfred, 1856-1936
Heart -- Surgery -- Malta -- History
Martin, Robert Hugh, 1896-1918
World War, 1914-1918
White, Sarah Margaret, 1862-1934
Surgeons, English
Issue Date: 2018-02-20
Publisher: Media.Link Communications
Citation: Nazzjon (2018, February 20). Mitt sena ilu f'Malta... l-ewwel operazzjoni tal-qalb. Nazzjon, pp. 16.
Abstract: The first heart surgery that was performed in Malta dates back to a century ago. Young English soldier Robert Hugh Martin went under the knife as a result of a gun shot wound to the chest in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was then carried onto a ship and arrived to Malta on the 13th of January, 1918. Sir Alfred Ballance was the surgeon who permed the operation and, although it was a success, Martin later died on the 14th of March due to an infection. The soldier was buried in the cemetery of Pieta, Malta.
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