Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: lung transplant

  • James Hardy, heart and lung transplant pioneer

    James D. Hardy was an American surgeon who performed the world’s first human lung transplant in 1963 and human heart transplant in 1964. Born in Alabama in 1918, Hardy obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama in 1942. He served in the army during World War II, then returned to the University of…