July 19, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 122 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
HONORING DR. STANLEY DUDRICK; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 122
(Extensions of Remarks - July 19, 2017)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1016] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING DR. STANLEY DUDRICK ______ HON. LOU BARLETTA of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, it is my great honor to join the town of Nanticoke and the medical community at-large in recognizing Dr. Stanley Dudrick for his many years of selfless medical service and innovative work. Through Dr. Dudrick's passion for surgery and his invention of the total parenteral nutrition (TPN) intravenous feeding method, he has saved millions of lives and earned the distinction of being one the most influential doctors in the world. Raised in Nanticoke, Dr. Dudrick inherited the values and work ethic of his coal mining family. He drew encouragement from those in his community, including his mother's doctors, who inspired him to pursue a higher education in medicine. After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College, he became a research fellow and surgical resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. It was there, at the age of 32, that Dr. Dudrick made his historic breakthrough by inventing the revolutionary TPN system in 1967. While his invention revolutionized the medical field, it was just the beginning of Dr. Dudrick's storied career. He went on to become a professor of surgery at UPenn, and helped to launch the University of Texas Medical School's Department of Surgery, becoming its chief of surgery. He also served as chairman of the surgery department at the Pennsylvania Hospital and later at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2011, Dr. Dudrick returned home with all of this experience and success to give back to the community where his renowned career began. He is currently a professor at Misericordia University in Dallas and at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton. This month marks 50 years since Dr. Dudrick revolutionized the medical community, and the city of Nanticoke will recognize today as ``Dr. Dudrick Day'' by unveiling a historical marker to be displayed outside of his childhood home. Mr. Speaker, please join me in recognizing Dr. Dudrick for his revolutionary contributions to the medical community and his selfless dedication to saving the lives of others. ____________________