"First Heart Transplant" Christiaan Barnard Hand Signed First Day Cover Dated 1987 W/ RA. This item is authenticated By Todd.Mueller Autographs and comes with their certificate of authenticity. 2 September 2001 was a South African. Performed the world's first human-to-human. On 3 December 1967, Barnard transplanted the. Into the chest of 54-year-old.
With Washkansky regaining full consciousness. And being able to talk easily with his wife, before dying eighteen days later. Of pneumonia, largely brought on by the anti-rejection drugs that suppressed.The operation had an 80% chance of success, an assessment which has been. Barnard's second transplant patient. Whose operation was performed at the. Beginning of 1968, lived for a year and a half and was able to go home from the. Barnard studied medicine and practised for. Several years in his native South Africa. As a young doctor experimenting on dogs. Barnard developed a remedy for the infant defect of. Technique saved the lives of ten babies in.
And was adopted by surgeons in Britain and the. In 1955, he travelled to the United States and was.Initially assigned further gastrointestinal work by. He was introduced to the heart-lung machine. And Barnard was allowed to transfer to the service run by open heart surgery. Upon returning to South Africa in 1958.
Barnard was appointed head of the Department of Experimental Surgery at the. Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.He retired as head of the Department of. Cardiothoracic Surgery in Cape Town in 1983 after. His hands ended his surgical career. He became interested in anti-aging. Research, and in 1986 his reputation suffered when he promoted.
Expensive "anti-aging" skin cream, whose approval was withdrawn by. During his remaining years, he.
Underprivileged children throughout the world. He died in 2001 at the age of 78.
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