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​On November 7, 1983, Toronto General Hospital surgeons made medical history when they performed a single lung transplant on Toronto's Tom Hall.
 
Forty-four previous attempts at the surgery had been unsuccessful - Hall was the first single lung transplant survivor.
 
Watch the video to see the story of a courageous patient and the medical staff who performed this ‘world-first’ 30 years ago.
 
Celebrate the legacy of the achievement that lives on today at UHN’s Toronto Lung Transplant Program, led by Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, who is also Surgeon-in-Chief, at UHN’s Sprott Department of Surgery.​
 
 

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