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Dr. Joseph E. Murray is all smiles as he arrives at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on October 8, 1990. Murray was notified early that day he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in solving the problem of tissue rejection in organ transplantation. (Sal Veder/AP)
Dr. Joseph E. Murray is all smiles as he arrives at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on October 8, 1990. Murray was notified early that day he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in solving the problem of tissue rejection in organ transplantation. (Sal Veder/AP)

In its obituary, The Associated Press begins:

Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died. He was 93.

We remember the career and life of the doctor, who died in Boston Monday.

Guest:

  • Gideon Gil, health and science editor of The Boston Globe

More:

This segment aired on November 27, 2012.

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