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Tag: Charles Bingham Penrose

  • The surgeon who invented the Penrose drain

    Charles Bingham Penrose. Via Wikimedia. Charles Bingham Penrose was born in Pennsylvania in 1862. Tall and athletic, he once traveled on horseback from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls and back. He also swam fifteen miles in the ocean in five hours. In 1897 on a hunting trip in Montana he killed a bear cub and was…