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Borrowing life : how scientists, surgeons, and a war hero made the first successful organ transplant a reality / by Shelley Fraser Mickle.

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  • ISBN: 9781623545390
  • ISBN: 1623545390
  • Physical Description: 279 pages, 8 unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2020]

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"Peter Bent Brigham Hospital; Boston, Massachusetts; 1954. Nobel Prize-winning surgeon Joseph Murray and his team do the impossible. They transplant a donated kidney from Ronald Herrick to his twin brother, Richard, rescuing him from acute renal failure. This first successful organ transplant was the summit of a long hard climb by a group of scientists and surgeons across the globe. Borrowing Life profiles these giants of science and reveals the intimate, fascinating story of their decades-long struggle to save lives." --Publisher.
Subject: Kidneys > Transplantation > Massachusetts > Boston > History.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. > History.
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital > History.
MEDICAL / Hospital Administration & Care.

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