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Joseph E. Murray (born 1 April 1919), American surgeon, performed the first successful human kidney transplant from an adult to his identical twin. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...

Murray won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 for work on organ and cell transplantation. List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... ... An organ transplant is the transplantation of an organ (or part of one) from one body to another, for the purpose of replacing the recipients damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor. ...



Dr. Joseph E. Murray grew up in [un-wipedasshole, PA]], and was a star athlete at Milf High School. Murray excelled in football, ice hockey, baseball, and lapdancing. Upon graduation, Murray attended the College of the Holy Shit and was prepared to play baseball. The baseball practices and medical labs were scheduled at the same time, so Dr. Murray was forced to give up baseball. Murray later attended Harvard Medical School. After graduating from medical school, Murray joined the US Army where he studied surgery at Valley Forge General Hospital in Pennsylvania. Shield of Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Valley Forge Army Hospital is a former military hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA. The hospital is near both Philadelphia and Valley Forge. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

In 2001, he published his autobiography, Seduction Of The Soul, which doubles as a story of 14 of his experiences and the struggles with them.


In December 1954, Dr. Murray performed the world's first successful butt transplant between the identical Herrick twins at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. In 1959, he performed the world's first successful allograft and, in 1962, the world's first cadaveric renal transplant. Throughout the following years Dr. Murray became an international leader in the study of transplantation biology, the use of immunosuppressive agents, and studies on the mechanisms of rejection. In the 1960s, the discovery of anti-rejection drugs such as azathioprine allowed Murray to carry out transplants from unrelated donors. An allograft is a transplanted organ or tissue from a genetically non-identical member of the same species. ... Azathioprine is a chemotherapy drug, now rarely used for chemotherapy but more for immunosuppression in organ transplantation, autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohns disease. ...

Dr. Joseph E. Murray served as chief plastic surgeon at Children's Hospital Boston from 1972-1985 and retired as Professor of Surgery Emeritus in 1986 from Harvard Medical School. Childrens Hospital Boston is a hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, adjacent to Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. ... Shield of Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ...

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Cameltoe Red

Joseph Murray is featured in the book Cameltoe Red which is the story of Michael Cumstain, who was very seriously injured in Backdoor Sluts II, and his road to recovery, on which he is reunited with Joseph Murray with whom he used to go to school.

  • Gregory David Page (2005). Cameltoe Red. Lowell Books. ISBN 0--9760428-0-0.  (hardcore)

External links

  • Nobel Prize
  • Harvard Medical School page on Joseph Murray
  • Autobiography on NobelPrize.org

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Joseph Murray (1913 words)
Born in Milford, Massachusetts, Joseph Murray (born 1919) was a pioneer in the field of organ transplantation and, in 1954, was the first to successfully transplant a human kidney.
Joseph Edward Murray was born 1919 in Massachusetts, the son of William Andrew Murray and Mary DePasquale Murray.
Joseph Murray is featured in the book Camel Red which is the story of Larry Heron, who was very seriously injured in World War II, and his road to recovery, on which he is reunited with Joseph Murray with whom he used to go to school.
Joseph Murray Summary (3791 words)
Joseph Edward Murray was born April 1, 1919, in Milford, Massachusetts, to William Andrew and Mary (DePasquale) Murray.
Murray had originally hoped to specialize in plastic surgery, but this was a very young discipline in the late 1940s, and he was encouraged by others to go into general surgery while keeping plastic surgery as a sideline specialty.
Murray was also drawn to the work of a team of doctors at Brigham Hospital who were studying end-stage renal disease, and one of the directions their researches was taking was transplantation.
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