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

  • June 04, 2019
    7:30
    American Transplant Congress
    Boston, Massachusetts

From the Blog

Back by popular demand!

Relive the start of of a medical revolution when “Burden of Genius” returns to the Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema for two shows on Sunday, May 19.  The film sold out its opening weekend in April, so buy your tickets early!