November 15, 2011

November 15: Baby Fae Dies after Operation, 1984

Baby Fae died 20 days after receiving a baboon's heart. It was the longest anyone had lived after such an operation.

Read article here.

Picture: Loma Linda University Medical Center, where the operation took place. Photograph placed into the Public Domain by its creator, Persian Poet Gal, on Wikimedia Commons.

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