NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1975
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(Studio) Stanford University reports on heart transplants to American Heart Association convention Report says 2/3 of Stanford patients who received hearts in past 22 mos. survived.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Palo Alto, California) January 8, 1968, film shows Dr. Norman Shumway speaking about his 1st heart transplant. 1st patient died 2 weeks after operation. Technique improved. Art professor at San Jose State University, teaches 3 years after transplant. Another recipient operates delicatessen 3 1/2 years after transplant. Joe Schester was semi-invalid for 10 years until given new heart 3 mos. ago. [SCHESTER - describes his joy in life.] Mrs. Marilyn Cannon exercised her way back to fitness 4 mos. after transplant. [CANNON - says family life happy and normal.] Center transplants average of 18 hearts a year [Dr. Sharon HUNT - says need advances in methods to stop rejection.] Tom Hochsar dying of heart disease; waits for new heart. [HOCHSAR - says waiting nerve-racking. Looking forward to it.] [Robert POLLACK - says is in 4th year of having transplanted heart; would have been dead without it.] Future for surgery looks unlimited
REPORTER: Roy Neal
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