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\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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April 22, 2013 12:01 a.m.

April 22, 1969

First human eye transplant

Doctors at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, made medical history on April 22, 1969, when they performed the first human eye transplant on 54-year-old John Madden. Because the donor eye had not been preserved enough to keep it viable, the procedure failed to restore Madden's sight. The procedure itself, however, went down in history as a medical miracle.



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