Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 14, 1955

¶Surgeons at Boston's Peter Bent Brigham Hospital gave a glowing progress report on the first human being to receive a successfully transplanted kidney: Richard Herrick, 24, who got one from his identical twin Ronald (TIME, Jan. 3 and Feb. 7), has gained 25 Ibs., his blood pressure is down, his enlarged heart is back to normal size, and he is carrying on "unlimited activity." Ronald is doing fine, too.

¶Within a year, surgeons may be able to take a big step forward in repairing coronary arteries in victims who have already suffered an occlusion,...

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