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First Heart Transplant

Fifty years ago to the day Christiaan Barnard led the first successful(ish) heart transplant operation. I still think of this amazing achievement, here written up in the South African Medical Journal: the recipient Louis Washkansky; the donor Denise Darvall. And for those who have no idea who CB was, here are two obituaries: Telegraph and NYT. Christiaan BarnardDenise DarvallGroote Schuur Hospitalheart transplantLouis WashkanskyMedicinesciencesurgery