Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ibin Raheejeh إبن رهيجة

Michael Debakey



Dr. Michael Debakey is the most successful doctor in the 20th century.
He is the pioneer in almost every single field in heart surgery. He was the first to design and perform different heroic heart surgeries including open heart surgery and his name is mentioned in many basic medical textbooks.

In 2005, as he turned 97, he had a major vessel disease (aneurysm) and required a heart operation to fix it. He refused to undergo the surgery that he himself had designed because he thought he was at a high risk to have it done. Probably nobody would have it done better than him. He eventually had the surgery done and he survived after a long struggle. He was the oldest person in history to undergo this kind of surgery.

Right now, he is 99 years old and is still practising medicine.

Dr. Debakey's parents, Shakir and Raheejeh, were immigrants from Lebanon.
Ibin Raheejeh became the most accomplished and successful heart surgeon in history.

I am wondering how many "Ibin Raheejeh"s are there waiting to prove themselves but they are not given the chance ?

19 comments:

Qwaider قويدر said...

WOW! This is amazing!

Maioush said...

Mashalla.. 99 and still working?... go Eben Raheejeh :)
That’s pretty impressive

M Kilany said...

LOL Iben Raheejeh in Jordan has a very different meaning...

Great article amazing story...

Summer said...

Very impressing!!! Yalla Hareega, maybe you are the next Ibin Raheejeh!!

amjad027 said...

amazing thanx allot...

PŕōuđPāŀĩ said...

wow!!! and here they dont let professionals work after they reach 70 :la6em:

this is amazing and so comforting to be honest. i love to know and c live examples of really giving souls regardless of age they still wanna give to the world.

all my respect to every doc/surgeon out there. :hats off:

nido said...

To think if he hadn't invented this technique he might not be alive today. Sort of gives a new meaning to "Itha 3amila a7adokom 3amalan fal yotkinah". If people would just work this dedicated in everything they do imagine what kind of world we would live in.

-Jeeej-

7aki Fadi said...

Cool.

When I first read the tile I was "ha?". I thought it was going to be another falafel story :).

salam said...

Hareega, 7ashash inta..mish ma32ool!

Gardenia said...

THERE ARE SO MANY..I bet

bara2 said...

this is what we were discussing with our prof in "scince & society"
there are many of them but no one sees ... the immegrate to U.S.A and other countries to work there and to have their chances out there
but why such a thing happen?
for sure it's not because they are not loyal to their countries but becouse of MONEY.
mab3rf leh ana hek enbasa6et when i read about him .. thank u

Sultan said...

Wow, this is called a great achievement

Hareega said...

Qwaider.... totally

Maioush.. working for fun

m kilany.. sometimes it is lol, but that's not what i meant

summer... shokran!!

amjad thanx 3a shu?

proudpal... isn't that a stupid decision? no work after 70, who makes decisions in Jordan?

nido... mazboot, reminds me of an apisode of FRIENDS when Joey was Dr. Ramory and he fell inside the elevator and died because "the only surgeon who could have saved him was him himself" ;)

7aki fadi... no more falafel stories

salam... thanx

gardenia.... plenty, but this one is very remarkable

bara2... people can get chances wherever they are, many people in jordan need some chances to prove themselves but they're always denied

Hareega said...

sultan... yep

Sami said...

ya zain ma 5alfti ya raheeja

Anonymous said...

l0o0o0o0o00o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0olzz.

ye7re2 7areeshak when i first read the title..

y'7aleelna eyyaki ya raheejeh sho afdalek 3ala wlaad el balad kteereh....

Guevara

Mala2e6 said...

loool..3al title..2al mish haik asdo 2al..;)

tayyeb sada2tak

i just love when i see people like dr debakey,i feel safe..99..mashalla..3o2bal ma ashoofak a7ssan minno w akbar minno..ya rab

Brian said...

I think my Grandpa just beat this record 100.5 years old!!

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