• Short Summary

    An American student made medical history recently when he wore an artificial kidney (a portable dialysis machine) to college in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Description

    An American student made medical history recently when he wore an artificial kidney (a portable dialysis machine) to college in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Levi Porter, 20, was the first patient to use the wearable machine, which will make dialysis cheaper and more convenient. It weighs only seven pounds and could eventually be produced for about 1,000 dollars (about 1,700 to 4,350 pounds sterling).

    But the patient must still remain bed-ridden during the 18-30 hours a week attached to the machine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACF6RZDX37ZEIL3CXUBY8YTYB
    Media URN:
    VLVACF6RZDX37ZEIL3CXUBY8YTYB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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