3/30/2022 - The First Spark for Kidney Transplant Science

KidneyTalk - An Online Radio Show By Renal Support Network

Mar 30 2022 • 0 seconds

Listen in as Edmund Lawler, a journalism teacher and author, tells Lori the story of one extraordinary visionary in the world of medical science. More than seven decades ago, Edmunds great uncle, Dr. Richard Lawler, reached beyond the science of his time to perform the first human kidney transplant ever in this country. It was June 17, 1950, when Dr. Lawler performed the groundbreaking surgery. Learn why the doctor™s effort was criticized, the outcome of the transplant and how the medical community reacted.