Agents of Change
In August 1922, Dr. William Stewart Halsted returned to Baltimore from his summer retreat (High Hampton, North Carolina) with symptoms of choledocholithiasis. He had had his gallbladder successfully removed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in August 1919 and had remained symptom free until this occasion. However, despite a successful reoperation and attentive care by his colleagues he developed pneumonia and pleurisy of which he died on Thursday, 7 September 1922.
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