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Heart Transplant

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National Heart Hospital in Marylebone, London. Pictured Saturday 4th May 1968. Britain's first heart transplant was successfully carried out (3rd May) by a team of 18 doctors and nurses at the National Heart Hospital. The operation, which was led by South African-born surgeon Donald Ross, was undertaken on Frederick West aged 45. It took more than seven hours to complete. The donor, Patrick Ryan, was a 26 year old labourer.

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Keywords 1960s,Britain,British,Buildings and Structures,Doctors,First,Heart,Heart Transplant,Heart Transplants,Hospitals,London,Medical,National Heart Hospital,Nurses,Operations,Surgery,Team
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