William Thornton Mustard

Physician

1914 – 1987

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Who was William Thornton Mustard?

William Thornton Mustard, OC MBE was a Canadian physician and cardiac surgeon. In 1949, he was one of the first to perform open-heart surgery using a mechanical heart pump and biological lung on a dog at the Banting Institute. He developed two operations named for him: the "Mustard operation" in orthopedics used to help hip use in people with polio and the "Mustard cardiovascular procedure" used to help correct heart problems in "blue babies," which has saved thousands of children worldwide.

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Born
Aug 8, 1914
Clinton, Ontario
Also known as
  • Dr. William Mustard
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
Employment
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
Died
Dec 11, 1987

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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