Hamilton Naki became a self-taught surgeon of such skill that Dr. Christiaan Barnard chose him to assist in the world's first human heart transplant in 1967. His contribution was kept secret for three decades because he was a black man in apartheid-era South Africa. He acquired his surgical skills through years of silent observation and covert practice at the university's medical school. His skills were so esteemed that the university quietly looked the other way.
This is Dr. Christian Barnard. He performed the world's first human heart transplant operation on 3 December 1967 in S. Africa. The patient was a 54-year-old man suffering from incurable heart disease. Barnard later wrote, "If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap in, convinced you can swim to the other side." The donor heart came from a woman who had been brain damaged in an accident. The doctor marveled, 'It works.' The patient lived for 18 days.
elsableda One of my favorite series, which I shot in Christiaan Barnard's house in Beaufort West in 2015. The surgeon who performed the world's first human heart transplant in 1967. This is his bathroom. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUAHrAejKYi/
Christiaan Barnard - cardiac surgeon, Hij werd wereldberoemd toen hij op 3 december 1967 in het Groote Schuur Ziekenhuis in Kaapstad als eerste een geslaagde harttransplantatie van mens op mens uitvoerde.