Hugh Hampton Young, American Surgeon and Inventor

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Hugh Hampton Young (1870-1945) was an American surgeon, urologist, and medical researcher. Young's contributions to the medical field are several inventions and discoveries; the "boomerang needle", a type of surgical needle designed for working with deep incisions, the Young punch, an instrument used in prostatectomy procedures and, with associates the discovery of the antiseptic merbromin, more popularly known as Mercurochrome. Young is also credited with performing the first radical perineal prostatectomy, an operation for removal of prostate cancer.