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Heart Transplants / Leo Boyd #3733

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1969
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(Studio) Dr. Norman Shumway performs 11th heart transplant. Reporter tells story of Leo Boyd who waited 3 mos. for new heart; revisits him.
REPORTER: Roger Grimsby

(Canada) Film clip of Boyd and wife shown; his voice narrating. [BOYD - feels satisfied; getting stronger and soon begin living normally again. Transplants be routine someday.] Surgeons, like Dr. Denton Cooley, struggle to overcome rejection factor. Montreal Heart Institute suspends transplants until rejection complications conquered. [COOLEY - need human patients to solve problem.] [BOYD - declares something learned from his transplant; he has gained every day, from added days to life.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) 44 transplants alive; 26 in US.
REPORTER: Roger Grimsby

Bergman, Jules;
Grimsby, Roger

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