DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Tick-box healthcare is squeezing out our trailblazing doctors



Fifty years ago this week, Dr Christiaan Barnard did something many in the medical profession doubted would be possible by performing the first heart transplant.
It seems incredible that a procedure that’s now carried out all around the world was once considered to be far too complex and risky to be done.
This operation, which made Barnard a worldwide celebrity, revolutionised transplant medicine and transformed the lives of thousands of patients across the globe who medicine would otherwise be unable to help.
Barnard did this by ignoring what his contemporaries said — and medicine is full... read more

 
25 November 2017 in Health, Views: 58
Source: Daily Mail
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