• Short Summary

    DOCTORS FOUGHT DESPERATELY FOR THE LIFE OF CLOVIS ROBLAIN TODAY (TUESDAY) AS EUROPE' FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT LAY UNCONSCIOUS IN LA PIT?

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    DOCTORS FOUGHT DESPERATELY FOR THE LIFE OF CLOVIS ROBLAIN TODAY (TUESDAY) AS EUROPE' FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT LAY UNCONSCIOUS IN LA PIT?E HOSPITAL IN PARIS WITH SUSPECTED BRAIN DAMAGE. TEAMS OF DOCTORS AND NURSES - WORKING IN THREE HOUR RELAYS - KEPT CONSTANT WATCH INSIDE THE STERILISED WARD WHERE THE 66-YEAR-OLD RETIRED TRUCK DRIVER WAS TAKEN AFTER RECEIVING A NEW HEAR IN A NINE HOUR OPERATION ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

    ROBLAIN WHO RETIRED TWO YEARS AGO, SUFFERED HIS FIRST ATTACK LAST JULY. HE AND HIS WIFE LIVED IN THE VILLAGE OF LIGNIERES, SOUTHEAST OF PARIS, BUT AS HIS HEART TROUBLE GREW WORSE HE MOVED TO A HOUSE IN GONESSE TO BE NEARER THE HOSPITAL. HE HAD BEEN PREPARING HIMSELF FOR THE OPERATION FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.

    ROBLAIN - ONLY THE SEVENTH MAN IN THE WORLD TO BE GIVEN A NEW HEART - WAS REPORTED STILL UNCONSCIOUS TODAY. 48 HOURS AFTER THE OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2L22UW9NZXQK9YLMSNJBNSGWG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2L22UW9NZXQK9YLMSNJBNSGWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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