“It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.”
~ Dr Christaain Barnard
Fifty years ago today, Dr Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001) and his team transplanted a heart for the first time. The patient, Louis Washkansky, died 18 days later from pneumonia.
Thank you Dr Barnard for being a true pioneer.