Medicine: Medicine: Mar. 4, 1985

THE ARTIFICIAL HEART: ACT III A retired autoworker becomes the third recipient of the Jarvik-7 ONCE AGAIN THE SOUNDS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC FILLED THE OPERATING ROOM AT HUMANA HOSPITAL AUDUBON IN LOUISVILLE. AND ONCE AGAIN, AS THE OPERATION DREW TO A CLOSE, A STRANGE, PERCUSSIVE ACCOMPANIMENT AROSE FROM THE PATIENT'S CHEST: ch, ch, ch. FOR DR. WILLIAM DEVRIES, THE ONLY SURGEON IN THE WORLD AUTHORIZED TO IMPLANT THE ARTIFICIAL HEART, THESE WERE THE SOUNDS OF SUCCESS, AS REASSURING TO HIM AS A NEWBORN'S FIRST SQUEAL IS TO THE OBSTETRICIAN.

LAST WEEK'S SURGERY ON MURRAY HAYDON, 58, THE THIRD MAN IN HISTORY...

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