Dr. Leon Goldman, a dermatology professor at the University of Cincinnati, is the first surgeon to use a laser to treat a skin disease. (The technology was still in its infancy; click here for entry from May 16, 1960, on the first working laser.) Goldman also establishes the first medical laser laboratory at the university.
* "Medical and surgical uses for the laser" (article by Goldman in January 30, 1964, edition of New Scientist): @
* "Lasers in Medicine" (from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics): @
* Goldman obituary (1997, Los Angeles Times): @