HONORING DR. STANLEY DUDRICK; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 122
(Extensions of Remarks - July 19, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                      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 
  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 
  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.