Joseph Murray

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Birthday
1, 1911
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 26, 2012 (101)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1911
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 26, 2012 (101)

About

American plastic surgeon who performed the first successful human kidney transplant. He performed the kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick.

Before Fame

He got a medical degree from Harvard and did an internship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.

Trivia

He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990.

Family Life

He was born to William A. and Mary Murray and grew up in Milford, Massachusetts.

Associated With

While he worked on kidney transplants, Norman Shumway pioneered heart transplant techniques.