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Artificial heart patient Robert Tools, 59, from Franklin, Kentucky talks about his new AbioCor heart with members of the media and stated how lucky he is to have had two hearts while having lunch in Louisville November 5, 2001. Tools and his wife (not in photo) were invited to lunch by Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong for their second dinner outside of Louisville Jewish Hospital. Tools' doctor, Laman Gray, stated that Tools is getting stronger everyday and he hopes that he will be able to return home soon. The world's first self-contained mechanical heart was implanted in the patient during a s

Artificial heart patient Robert Tools, 59, from Franklin, Kentucky talks about his new AbioCor heart with members of the media and stated how lucky he is to have had two hearts while having lunch in Louisville November 5, 2001. Tools and his wife (not in photo) were invited to lunch by Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong for their second dinner outside of Louisville Jewish Hospital. Tools' doctor, Laman Gray, stated that Tools is getting stronger everyday and he hopes that he will be able to return home soon. The world's first self-contained mechanical heart was implanted in the patient during a s Stock Photo
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1603 x 2048 px | 27.1 x 34.7 cm | 10.7 x 13.7 inches | 150dpi

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3 July 2001

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Artificial heart patient Robert Tools, 59, from Franklin, Kentucky talks about his new AbioCor heart with members of the media and stated how lucky he is to have had two hearts while having lunch in Louisville November 5, 2001. Tools and his wife (not in photo) were invited to lunch by Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong for their second dinner outside of Louisville Jewish Hospital. Tools' doctor, Laman Gray, stated that Tools is getting stronger everyday and he hopes that he will be able to return home soon. The world's first self-contained mechanical heart was implanted in the patient during a seven-hour operation on July 3, 2001. REUTERS/John Sommers II JPS

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