Francis Daniels Moore

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Francis Daniels Moore
Born (1913-04-17)April 17, 1913[1]
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.[1]
Died November 24, 2001(2001-11-24) (aged 88)[2]
Westwood, Massachusetts[1]
Fields Surgery[2]
Institutions Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School[2]
Alma mater North Shore Country Day School[2]
Harvard College[2]

Francis Daniels Moore (April 17, 1913 in Evanston, Illinois – November 24, 2001 in Westwood, Massachusetts) was an American surgeon who was a pioneer in numerous experimental surgical treatments. Among his many achievements, he refined burn-treatment techniques, helped perform the world's first successful organ transplant (which involved a kidney), and accurately determined the volume of water and other nutrients in the human body using radioactive isotopes of those substances.

He was awarded the 1978 Lister Medal for his contributions to surgical science.[3] The corresponding Lister Oration, given at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, was delivered on 23 May 1979, and was titled 'Science and service'.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Moore, Francis Daniels - American surgeon". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Francis Daniels Moore dies at 88: HMS professor considered one of century's great surgeons". Harvard Gazette. 2001-12-06. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 
  3. ^ Lister Medal, Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1978 July; 60(4): 355.
  4. ^ 'Science and service', F. D. Moore, Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1980 January; 62(1): 7–14.

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