Dr. Henry Swan,83, a medical innovator who pioneered...

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August 05, 1996

Dr. Henry Swan,83, a medical innovator who pioneered open-heart surgery in the 1950s by plunging patients into a bathtub full of ice water to suspend circulation, died July 13 at his home in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colo. He was a former chief of surgery at the University of Colorado Medical School. The cause was a neurological disorder, said his wife, Geri.

Pub Date: 8/05/96

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