Knife to the Heart
(TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (segment "The Man with the Golden Hands")
(TV Series documentary)
1 Portrayal |
1 Article |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Christiaan Barnard | Professor Christiaan Barnard | Dr. Christian Bernard
Did You Know?
[just before his death] At almost 79, people ask me, "Where do you go from here?" I say to them, "I'm on the waiting list. I don't know exactly where I am on that list or where I'm going, but I'm on it."
A South African heart surgeon who performed the world's first heart transplant. In 1967 Barnard headed a 30-person surgical team that transplanted the heart of a young girl who had died in an auto accident into a diabetic 55-year-old man whose heart was failing and who was near death. The patient lived just 18 days after the operation, but his next heart transplant resulted in the patient living ...