• Short Summary

    AMERICA'S TWO SURVIVING HEART TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) STEPPED OUTSIDE OF THEIR STERILE HOSPITAL ROOMS TO HOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE.

  • Description

    AMERICA'S TWO SURVIVING HEART TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) STEPPED OUTSIDE OF THEIR STERILE HOSPITAL ROOMS TO HOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE.

    LOUIS FIERRO, A NEW YORK CAR SALESMAN, RECEIVED HIS HEART ON MAY 3, AND THE SECOND MAN, EVERETT THOMAS, AN ACCOUNTANT, UNDERWENT TRANSPLANT SURGERY ON MAY 21.

    THE TWO MEN ARE MEMBERS OF A GROUP OF SIX PEOPLE WHO HAVE SURVIVED HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATIONS, OF WHICH THERE HAVE SO FAR BEEN 21 IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD.

    THE TWO MEN WILL REMAIN IN HOSPITAL FOR SOME TIME. MR. FIERRO APPEARED LIGHT-HEARTED DURING THE NEWS CONFERENCE, AND TALKED OF TAKING UP AGAIN HIS PASTIME OF BALLROOM DANCING.

    MR. THOMAS DISPLAYED OBVIOUS EMOTION DURING THE INTERVIEW, DESCRIBING HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATIONS AS A 'MIRACLE OF MEDICINE'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA128BH9GOXHGCQ9J9UFZYNQMFW
    Media URN:
    VLVA128BH9GOXHGCQ9J9UFZYNQMFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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