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November 26, 2012
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FILE - This July 28, 2004 file photo shows Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93. Murray’s death in Boston was confirmed Monday by Brigham and Women’s Hospital spokesman Tom Langford. Murray shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 with Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, who won for his work in bone marrow transplants.