Hands of Dr. Starzl

In 1967, Dr. Thomas Starzl stunned the world with the first successful liver transplantation.

Operating Room

His breakthrough provoked controversy.

Dr. Starzl rushes from a plane carrying a liver in a cooler.

Critics accused him of recklessness, even murder.

Dr. Starzl

Others declared it the beginning of a revolution.

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Upcoming Screenings

  • December 9, 2018
    4:00pm
    Global Health Film Festival
    Birkbeck Cinema, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury

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Join us at Burden of Genius’s European premiere at London’s Global Health Film Festival!

We are honored to be included in the 2018 Global Health Film Festival in London!  Please join us for our European premiere, Sunday, December 9 at 4:00pm at Birkbeck Cinema, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury.  Tickets go on sale soon.  Stay tuned to our Screening Page & Blog for more info!