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Season 11 Episode 2

The Artificial Heart

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 18, 1983 on PBS
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The Artificial Heart
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The Artificial Heart has become the center of debate ever since a procedure was performed, on a Seattle dentist, named Barney Clark. Barney became the first patient ever, to receive a completely artificial heart implant, that allowed him to live for about three months after surgery. The development of the Artificial Heart has become highly scrutized, regarding its safety and costly expense, as well stirred many moral and religous debates.moreless

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