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2006-02-10 16:53:20

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Norman Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, died on Friday a day after his 83rd birthday from complications related to cancer, Stanford University said. South African Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant in Cape Town in December 1967, but the patient lived for only 18 days. Shumway undertook the first U.S. heart transplant in a 54-year-old steelworker just a few weeks later in 1968. His...

2006-02-10 15:30:28

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Norman Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, died on Friday a day after his 83rd birthday from complications related to cancer, Stanford University announced. South African Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant in Cape Town in December 1967, but the patient lived for only 18 days. Shumway undertook the first U.S. heart transplant the next year. Most early heart transplant patients did not live long, as their...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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