Death of Dr. Joseph E. Murray

April 1, 1919 - November 26, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts | Age 93

Transplant doctor, Nobel Prize winner dies in Boston
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MARK PRATT, The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died. He was 93.

Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Monday, hospital spokesman Tom Langford said.

Since the first kidney transplants on identical twins, hundreds of thousands of transplants on a variety of...

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