"Operation Was Successful"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 13 18:42:49 UTC 2005

I would welcome any help on finding the earliest occurrence on ProQuest
Historical Newspapers or Newspaperarchive of the following saying:

The operation was successful--but the patient died.

Fred Shapiro

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