William P. Murphy Jr., Innovator of Life-Saving Medical Tool, Dies at 100

December 6, 2023

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(New York Times) – Dr. William P. Murphy Jr., a biomedical engineer who was an inventor of the vinyl blood bag that replaced breakable bottles in the Korean War and made transfusions safe and reliable on battlefields, in hospitals and at scenes of natural disasters and accidents, died on Thursday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 100. (Read More)