First Heart-Lung Transplant

Bruce Reitz, MD, (left) and Shumway 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, Ariz.

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Taken on January 23, 2006