Dr Chris Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon, famous for performing the world's first successful human-to-human heart Orthotopic transplant.  #SouthAfrica #365DaysOfFun

Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard -- South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant in His innovative procedure has led to more than lives saved by transplant surgeries.

Dec 3, 1967 - The first human heart transplant was successfully carried out in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, by a team of 30 doctors and nurses led by Christiaan N Barnard, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, who gave a new heart to Louis Washkansky, a 53 year old grocer who was suffering grave heart failure.

Dec 3, 1967 - The first human heart transplant was successfully carried out in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, by a team of 30 doctors and nurses led by Christiaan N Barnard, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, who gave a new heart to Louis Washkansky, a 53 year old grocer who was suffering grave heart failure.

Today, 10-3 in 1967, the world’s first successful heart transplant was performed. Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the operation at Cape Town, South Africa.

Original Life Magazine from December 1967 - Human heart recipient Joseph Washkansky

Chris & Barbara, they were simply the most beautiful couple in SA!

Christiaan Barnard and his wife Barbara Zoellner. I met Barbara Barnard for the first time when I was.

South Africa 1969 First Heart Transplant Set Fine Used                    SG 280 1 Scott 355 6          Condition Fine Used    Only one post charge

South Africa 1969 First Heart Transplant Set Fine Used SG 280 1 Scott 355 6 Condition Fine Used Only one post charge

Christiaan Barnard (1922 - 2001) Medical Pioneer. He was the world renowned South African doctor who performed the first successful human heart transplant.

He was the world renowned South African doctor who performed the first successful human heart transplant.

Dr Chris Barnard and mr.Louis Washkansky.

World's first heart transplant performed by Dr Chris Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa

First human heart transplant. Dr. Christiaan Barnard is shown after performing the first human heart transplant on patient Louis Washkansky on December 3, 1967, in Cape Town, South Africa.

First human heart transplant. Christiaan Barnard is shown after performing the first human heart transplant on patient Louis Washkansky on December in Cape Town, South Africa.

Three titans of heart surgery (from left), Christiaan Barnard of South Africa, Michael DeBakey of Houston, and Adrian Kantrowitz, conferred on the set of the CBS program ''Face the Nation.'' First <3 transplant

Three titans of heart surgery (from left), Christiaan Barnard of South Africa, Michael DeBakey of Houston, and Adrian Kantrowitz, conferred on the set of the CBS program ''Face the Nation.'' First transplant

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