Joseph E. Murray

Joseph Edward Murray is a Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1990. He received the award with E. Donnall Thomas for their work on organ and cell transplantation. Murray performed the first successful human renal (kidney) transplantat the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital on identical twins (Herrick Twins) on December 23, 1954. He was assisted by a number of noted physicians with the likes of J. Hartwell Harrison, M.D.

In 1959, Joseph Murray performed the first successful allograft in the world. Allograft is the transplant of cells, tissues or organs in a recipient from a genetically non identical donor. In 1962 he performed the world’s first cadaveric renal transplant. With the development of immunosuppressant drugs such as prednisone and azathioprine, Murray continued to successfully carry out transplants from non identical donors.

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1990 Nobel Prize for Medicine

Joseph E. Murray , M.D., Lennard T. Swanson, D.M.D., Melvin Cohen, D.M.D., and Mutaz B. Habal, M.D.; Corrections of Midfacial Deformities; Surgical Clinics of North America 1971.

Surgery of the Soul. Science History Publications 2001 ISBN 0-88135-255-1.

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