Medicine: The Transplanted Kidney

Mrs. Howard Tucker, 45, had not felt so well in years. Member of a family in which mother, sister and an uncle had died from polycystic kidneys,* she herself was the first patient to receive healthy kidney transplanted from the body of another woman who had just died (TIME, July 3). Nearing the anniversary of her landmark operation, Rut Tucker had gained 20 Ibs., was doing her own housework, even to washing & ironing, and going out evenings, full of pe. Then the blow fell.

Kidney specialists, gathered in Chicago fortnight ago for the American Urological Association's annual meeting, were impatient to...

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