Joseph E. Murray and the Story of the First Human Kidney Transplant
Written especially for young adult readers, this series helps place each significant invention, discovery, or development in historical perspective while exploring the life of the person responsible for each breakthrough. Readers will travel back in time to learn about each important scientific, medical, or technological discovery. No science fiction story even approximates the mystery and suspense contained in these true science biographies.The American doctor whose research into organ transplant rejection led to the first successful kidney transplant.
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