NEW YORK (Jul. 18)
Dr. Aaron N. Gorelik, a noted heart surgeon who perfected a three-part operation for the strengthening of the heart muscles, died here yesterday of cerebral stroke. He would have been 58 years old today.
Dr. Gorelik, who was born in Egypt and came to this country about 35 years ago, flew to Israel last May in connection with his project of establishing a hospital there which would serve heart patients of all races and faiths regardless of their ability to pay. Friends in Israel had given him encouraging reports of financial support for the hospital. Dr. Gorelik had previously selected a site for the hospital and had bought the land with his own funds.
Dr. Gorelik was received at the White House last month by President Eisenhower after he saved the life of a four-year-old-Greek boy brought here for treatment by the heart surgeon. He was the author of many medical papers published here and abroad.