Murray, Joseph E. papers, 1919-2011 (inclusive)
The Joseph E. Murray papers, 1919-2011 (inclusive), are the product of Murray's activities as a plastic surgeon, transplant surgeon, laboratory director, author, and Harvard Medical School alumnus. The papers include: records from Murray's plastic surgery and transplantation work at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston, including patient records; his personal and professional correspondence; and records produced from his activities as Chairman of the Harvard Medical Alumni Fund and from reunions of the Harvard Medical School class of 1943b. Also contained in the collection are Murray's professional writings, records generated as a product of attending professional meetings and conferences, newspaper and magazine clippings, and subject files maintained by Murray.
Ronald and Richard Herrick (front) with the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital team that performed the first successful organ transplantation: (left to right) Joseph E. Murray, John P. Merrill and J. Hartwell Harrison.