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Image of the Week: First heart-lung transplant

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This week's image comes from the Stanford Medicine Flickr photo stream. In this photo, Bruce Reitz, MD, and Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, perform the world's first successful combined heart-lung transplant on March 9, 1981. In the four-hour operation, the heart and lungs of an anonymous donor were implanted in the chest of Mary Gohlke, a 45-year-old newspaper executive from Mesa, Arizona.

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