• Short Summary

    Dr David Spencer leaves hospital after sacrificing a kidney for a colleague.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LONDON - DOCTOR HERO".

    Hammersmith.

    General view of Hammersmith (?) Hospital. Dr David Spencer is seen inside in a wheelchair with his wife. Commentator explains Dr Spencer is on his way home after sacrificing one of his kidneys, to be grafted into his colleague Dr Ian Clark. Photographers take pictures. Dr Spencer, his wife, staff nurse Gillian Pond and Dr David Mackay sit at a table during a press conference.

    Dr Spencer and his wife come out of the hospital and stand outside, posing for cameras. They get into a car, the doctor shakes hands with a nurse and they are driven off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1729.12
    Media URN:
    53666
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:43:00 / 01:56:29:00
    Canister:
    62/71

Comments (1)

  1. TeresaStokes says

    Dr David Spencer is my second cousin (our grandmothers were sisters). It was very interesting to see this, and I have shared the link with my family.

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