Dr. Michael DeBakey died today at 99. There are very few people I would consider to be giants when it comes to their accomplishments. Dr. DeBakey was certainly one of those few. He was a great man.
It's interesting that the feud between DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley continued until last year.
Side note. Ernest DeBakey, one of Dr. DeBakey's sons, was a Houston attorney. He was very active in the local BBS community in the early 1990s. Ernest was headstrong and he didn't like me because I insisted upon calling him "Ernie." I was saddened to learn that he passed away a few years ago.
Dr. DeBakey outlived two of his sons, and his brother also lived to a ripe old age. Genetics are strange and mysterious.