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[Photo: a piece of destroyed newspaper is snagged in a clump of wildflowers.]

First transplant of an [unreadable] grown heart “A complete success”

Mary Walters, National Headlines

After a 14 hour surgery on Tuesday, Amelia Hampton became the proud new owner of a heart. The surgery is the first successful implantation of a specifically grown, artificial organ into a human being.

“It’s amazing what modern science has done for me,” she said during a short bedside conference. When another reporter asked her to clarify her statement, Amelia’s mother took over: “What has happened here is a miracle of God; God worked through the fingers and the training of the doctor…and that is enough for us.”

[A photo of surgeons at work is torn at the bottom edge of the page.]

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