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Borrowing Life: How Scientists, Surgeons, and a War Hero Made the First Successful Organ Transplant a Reality

By: Shelley Fraser Mickle

Meet the scientists and surgeons who turned the horrors of war into the gift of the first organ transplant.

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital; Boston, Massachusetts; 1954. Nobel Prize-winning surgeon Joseph Murray and his team do the impossible. They transplant a donated kidney from Ronald Herrick to his twin brother, Richard, rescuing him from acute renal failure. 

This first successful organ transplant was the summit of a long hard climb by a group of scientists and surgeons across the globe. Borrowing Life profiles these giants of science and reveals the intimate, fascinating story of their decades-long struggle to save lives. 

“Working with Dr. Moore, Dr. Murray and Dr, Vandam to create the painting commemorating their historic operation and the research leading up to it was the greatest adventure of my artistic career. Out of their memories and discoveries in the archives, observation of present surgeries, the composition slowly emerged as a collaboration between an artist and a group of amazing human beings, recollecting their actions of forty years before. Having my painting on the cover of Borrowing Life renews that excitement, for I know what grand adventure is waiting for the reader.”
Joel Babb

“I was so very pleased to be involved with Shelley as she wrote her captivating, compelling book. I am glad I had the opportunity to contribute some details and to see Shelley's stunning book published. I only wish that Ron could be here with me to read it.”
Cynthia Herrick, wife of the first successful organ transplant donor

Borrowing Life is an extraordinary work.  Shelley Fraser Mickle has not only provided a detailed, fascinating documentation of the world’s first successful organ transplant, but she has also painted the lives of those involved—doctors, patients, family members--so vividly that the reader is completely enthralled and emotionally invested in their grieved losses as well as their successes. The result is a beautiful tribute to medical science as well as to humanity.”
Jill McCorkle, NYT bestselling author of Life After Life

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Shelley Fraser Mickle, author

Shelley Fraser Mickle is an award-winning novelist whose first book, The Queen of October, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her novel Replacing Dad won an America's Writers Award and was adapted for film. She has also been a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Her husband trained under the Brigham surgeons who are the focus of Borrowing Life. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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