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Joseph Murray - Quotes

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My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I'd spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the 'National Geographic.' ---->>>

Kidney transplants seem so routine now. But the first one was like Lindbergh's flight across the ocean. ---->>>

Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.

Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.

To the patient, any operation is momentous. ---->>>

At heart, I'm a reconstructive surgeon. ---->>>

Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient's renal and cardiopulmonary status. This spectacular success was a clear demonstration that organ transplantation could be life-saving. ---->>>

I still have a vivid memory of my excitement when I first saw a chart of the periodic table of elements. The order in the universe seemed miraculous. ---->>>

Blanket objection is not very reasonable to me - any effort to control scientific advances is doomed to fail. ---->>>

Stem cells are probably going to be extremely useful. ---->>>

If you're going to worry about what people say, you're never going to make any progress. ---->>>

Service to society is the rent we pay for living on this planet.

Service to society is the rent we pay for living on this planet.

The slow rejection of the foreign skin grafts fascinated me. How could the host distinguish another person's skin from his own? ---->>>

You cannot stop the human mind from working. ---->>>

I wanted to be a surgeon, possibly influenced by the qualities of our family doctor who cared for our childhood ailments. ---->>>

I was performing skin grafts and became interested in why skin wouldn't graft permanently. ---->>>

It's the best time ever to be a doctor because you can heal and treat conditions that were untreatable even a few years ago. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-01, 1919
Birthplace:
Die: 11-26, 2012
Occupation: Scientist
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Joseph Edward Murray (April 1, 1919 – November 26, 2012) was an American plastic surgeon who performed the first successful human kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick on December 23, 1954. Murray shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 with E. Donnall Thomas for their discoveries concerning "organ and cell transplantation in the treatment of human disease (wikipedia)