Surgeon Refuses to Take Payment for the 7 Surgeries He Performed on Dole’s Damaged Right Arm
January 01,1947
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Dole went to see Dr. Hampar Kelikian, one of the nation's top orthopedic surgeons. The affectionately nicknamed "Dr. K" performed 7 operations on Dole's damaged right arm at Wesley Memorial Hospital. Dr. K refused to accept a dime from Dole, charging for his surgeries only if the patient was able to pay.