Kidney Transplantation

First successful organ transplantation

First successful kidney transplantation, 1954

This photograph shows the first successful kidney transplantation, performed by Joseph E. Murray in 1954

Herrick Twins with Physicians

Herrick twins with physicians, circa 1955

The Herrick Twins, Ronald and Richard, recipient and donor of the first successful organ transplant, are pictured here with their physicians, Murray, Merrill, and Harrison.

Joseph Murray and dogs

Transplant dogs, 1961

Pictured here on the Quad of Harvard Medical School in 1961 are dogs living with transplanted kidneys along with Dr. Joseph E. Murray and some of his staff. This research contributed to the development of immunosuppression drugs.

Dr. Murray Receiving Nobel Prize

Joseph E. Murray, 1990

Dr. Joseph E. Murray accepting his Nobel Prize in 1990

Joseph E. Murray
Kidney Transplantation