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Joseph E. Murray, MD, FACS, opened doors for transplant surgeons

The life and achievements of 1990 Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Murray, MD, FACS—a former Regent and First Vice-President of the ACS and a pioneer in organ transplantation—are highlighted in this article.

Sanctity and organ donation’s societal value

Individual sanctity is an essential component of humanness with deep roots in culture, religion, and law. Indeed, an individual’s sanctity transcends even death, persisting in the minds of those who knew or know of the decedent. Society’s valuation of whole organ donation began cautiously with the successful transplantation of a 23-year-old monozygotic twin’s kidney into […]


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