12 memorable photos in history

Successful Heart Surgery for 23 Hours (Dr. Zbigniew, Polish surgeon in 1987)

Zbigniew Eugeniusz Religa December 16, 1938 – March 8, 2009) was a prominent Polish cardiac surgeon and politician. Religa finished his studies at the Medical University of Warsaw in 1963. From 1966 to 1980 he worked in the Szpital Wolski in Warsaw, where he qualified in surgery. In 1973, he visited New York City to train in vascular surgery, and in 1975 he trained in cardiac surgery in Detroit.