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Medical transplant pioneer dies in US

Posted on November 27th, 2012 at 15:52 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News -- Write a comment


The doctor who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died in Boston.

News of  Dr Joseph Murray’s passing on Monday was confirmed by a spokesman at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He was 93 years old and died in hospital after suffering a stroke at his home in Boston…

“My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I’d spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology,” Murray said.

“The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the National Geographic.”

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