Deryl Hart with surgical basin

First chairman of Surgery; Duke University President (1960-63)

Active years

1929 - 1960


BS & MS (mathematics) Emory, MD Johns Hopkins (Surgery)

First user of ultraviolet light to sterilize an operating room. Hart also launched Duke's Private Diagnostic Clinic, surgical instrument shop and medical illustration department. He held several patents for surgical equipment he invented.

Deryl J. Hart

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