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Heart Transplant #203410

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 07, 1969
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(Studio) Haskell Karp receives human heart, replacing 1st artificial heart ever used by human.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Dr. Denton Cooley heads transplant team. [COOLEY - says transplanted heart less traumatic to bloodstream than mechanical device.] [Mrs. KARP - says someone heard plea; we've faced death for 10 years] Massachusetts donor, near death, flown in by jet. Plane forced to land in LA, causing Dr. Robert Lennon and crew to maintain vital functions until body reaches Texas. [LENNON - says artificially maintained life.] Saint Luke's Hospital satisfied with artificial heart's working.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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