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Transplant Pioneer Dies in Boston

Dr. Joseph E Murray, who died on Monday, 26th November in Boston, aged 93, opened a new era of medicine  with the first successful human organ transplant.

 "Murray's groundbreaking surgical feat came in 1954, when he removed a healthy kidney from a 23 year old man and implanted it in the mans' ailing identical twin".

Read the full obituary in the Irish Times, Saturday, December 1st.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/obituaries/2012/1201/1224327338971.html

 

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