Joseph Murray’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 1, 1911

Death Date

Nov 26, 2012

Age of Death

101 years

Cause of Death




The doctor Joseph Murray died at the age of 101. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American plastic surgeon who performed the first successful human kidney transplant. He performed the kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick.

He was born to William A. and Mary Murray and grew up in Milford, Massachusetts.



My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I’d spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the ‘National Geographic.’


At heart, I’m a reconstructive surgeon.


Work is a prayer. And I start off every morning dedicating it to our Creator.


It’s the best time ever to be a doctor because you can heal and treat conditions that were untreatable even a few years ago.


Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient’s renal and cardiopulmonary status. This spectacular success was a clear demonstration that organ transplantation could be life-saving.