Baby Fae and the Baboon Heart Transplant
In 1984 doctors in California tried a revolutionary operation on a two-week-old baby girl. She had been born with a fatal heart condition - but there was no infant human donor available. Hear from the lead surgeon, and an intensive care nurse involved in the fight to save Baby Fae's life.
Photo: Baby Fae listening to her mother's voice in the isolation unit. Courtesy of Loma Linda Hospital