Shumway, Norman Edward

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Shumway, Norman Edward (1923-) is an American surgeon. He gained fame for his pioneering work in heart transplant operations. Shumway performed the first heart transplant on an adult patient in the United States on Jan. 6, 1968, about a month after Christiaan Neethling Barnard of South Africa performed the world's first human heart transplant.


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