The Pickering Post
Monday, 26th February 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


Dr Richard H. Lawler performed the first human transplant of what in 1956 in Chicago?

Missionchris (DD)........................kidney


What photographic name did George Eastman invent in 1888 only because it was easy to remember?

Who is re-elected as Russian President after a second round of elections in 1996?

If ‘epigene’ is descriptive of substance formed on the earth's surface, what word best describes that which is formed below the earth’s surface?


Chimpanzee into a politician ?

Hmm, Chicago eh....
The mouth organ

Wow, this is a ticklish one.

Richard Lawler is indeed credited with the first Kidney transplant, but this occurred on June 17, 1950, not 1956.

His patient Ruth Tucker lived for another 5 years with the use of her own kidney while the donor kidney lasted 53 days. When removed after 10 months it was shrivelled and rejected.

The first SUCCESSFUL kidney transplant was performed on 23 December 1954 in Boston by Joseph Murray. The recipient was given a kidney from his twin brother (which prevented rejection) and lived for 8 years with the transplanted kidney.