Thursday, January 23, 1964: Heart transplant

Dr. James Hardy leads a team at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in transplanting a chimpanzee's heart into a human, who lived for about 90 minutes after the procedure. (In June 1963, Hardy had performed the first lung transplant; post: @).

* "The First Lung Transplant in Man (1963) and the First Heart Transplant in Man (1964)" (Hardy, Transplantation Proceedings, 1999): @ 
* "Doctors Hear First-Hand Heart Transplant Report" (Spokane Daily Chronicle, April 18, 1964): @
* Articles from Mississippi Medical News: @ and @
* "Open Heart: The Radical Surgeons Who Revolutionized Medicine" (David K.C. Cooper, 2010): @
* "Xeno: The Promise of Transplanting Animal Organs Into Humans" (Cooper and Robert P. Lanza, 2000): @
* Hardy entry from University of Mississippi Medical Center: @
* Hardy obituary (Associated Press, 2003): @ 

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