Joseph E. Murray, Dead at 93

Performed first human organ transplant


Joseph E. Murray, the surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School who performed the first human organ transplant almost six decades ago, has died. He was 93.

Murray, who won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1990 for his work in transplantation, died yesterday, Betsy Nabel, the president of Brigham in Boston, wrote in an e-mail to the hospital community.