in History - March 23
Dr. Robert Jarvick was
the man who designed the Jarvick 7, an artificial heart made
aluminum, and Barney B. Clark, a 61-year old retired
dentist, was the man who gave the Jarvick 7 its first real
human test. Clark successfully underwent(经历)a
7 1/2 hour transplant operation, headed by Dr. William C.
DeVries at the University of Utah Medical Center. Artificial
devices had been used on rare occasions as an interim(临时的)life
support for patients undergoing human heart transplants. The
first full-time artificial heart recipient(接受者)survived
for 112 days, cheered by many get well wishers, before his
death on March 23, 1983.
to either die or have it done "- Barney Clark.
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