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The Nation

Michael Drummond breathed on his own, walked briefly with help and ate French toast, his first solid food since becoming the world’s youngest artificial heart recipient. But his surgeon, Dr. Jack G. Copeland, said that it would be several days before doctors in Tucson began searching for a human heart to replace the Jarvik-7 implanted in Drummond, 25, on Thursday. Drummond’s condition improved to serious but stable, up from critical but stable.


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