Joseph Murray

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Joseph Murray
Joseph Edward Murray

(1919-04-01)April 1, 1919[1]
DiedNovember 26, 2012(2012-11-26) (aged 93)
Known forFirst successful Kidney transplant
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990
Scientific career
FieldsPlastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, transplantation

Joseph Edward Murray (April 1, 1919 – November 26, 2012) was an American plastic surgeon.

He is best known for performing the first successful human kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick on December 23, 1954.[2]

He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 for "discoveries concerning organ and cell transplantation in the treatment of human disease". He shared the prize with E. Donnall Thomas.[1] He attended Harvard Medical School in 1974.[1]

During World War II he was in the Medical Corps of the United States Army.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1990". Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  2. Sleeman, Elizabeth (2003). The International Who's Who 2004. Routledge. ISBN 1-85743-217-7.