Richard Herrick

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For the U.S. Representative from New York, see Richard P. Herrick.

Richard J. Herrick (Jun. 15, 1931 - Mar. 14, 1963) was the first recipient of a successful human organ transplant, receiving a kidney from his identical twin brother Ronald Lee Herrick in an operation performed by Joseph Murray in 1954.[1]


  1. ^ "Richard J. Herrick". Find A Grave. Retrieved 8 January 2013.