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Author Mickle, Shelley Fraser, author.

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

Publication Info. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    617.461 MIC    DUE 04-17-23
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 279 pages, 8 unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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 -- Boston -- History.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc -- History.
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital -- History.
ISBN 9781623545390 (reinforced for library use : alk. paper)

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