Incorrect Information: In the Medical News
& Perspectives article “Michael E. DeBakey, MD: Father of Modern
Cardiovascular Surgery” published in the February 23, 2005, issue of JAMA (2005;293:913-918), President John F. Kennedy was
erroneously described as one of the world leaders who were treated by DeBakey.
DeBakey worked with Kennedy on medical legislation for Medicare.