The surgeon who dared: 50 years ago this week Dr Christiaan Barnard defied doubters to perform the first ever heart transplant and lead a medical revolution as a fellow medic reveals his rags to riches tale



Some 50 years ago this week Dr Christiaan Barnard defied doubters to perform the first ever heart transplant. 
The procedure prompted a medical revolution that meant heart conditions were no longer a death sentence, Dr Barnard subsequently became a pioneer in heart surgery and a worldwide celebrity.
His face appeared on the covers of Life, Newsweek, and Time magazines. 
The 50th anniversary of this breakthrough operation, performed on December 3 1967 coincides with the release of a new book 'Christiaan Barnard: The Surgeon Who Dared', which is written by the surgeon's former colleague David... read more

 
23 November 2017 in Health, Views: 53
Source: Daily Mail
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