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George Hornidge Porter
George Hornidge Porter was a British chemist and winner of a Nobel Prize.
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The first human heart transplant in the United States6.12.1967

Wikipedia (20 Jan 2014, 14:08)
On December 6, 1967, Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplantation in the United States, removing the heart of a brain-dead baby and implanting it into the chest of a 19-day-old infant who had a heart defect that would have been fatal. The recipient lived for a little more than six hours after the surgery. As part of Kantrowitz's research for this project, he conceived of ABO-incompatible heart transplantation, though it would be three decades before it would be put into practice.

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