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Marking Medical Progress, 50 Years After Landmark Kidney Transplant

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Marking Medical Progress, 50 Years After Landmark Kidney Transplant

Marking Medical Progress, 50 Years After Landmark Kidney Transplant

Marking Medical Progress, 50 Years After Landmark Kidney Transplant

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In 1954, Dr. Joseph Murray successfully transplanted a kidney between identical twin brothers. We look at the advances that have taken place in organ transplantation since that historic event.

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