Cape Town 60`s

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Secret Black Surgeon: Dr. HAMILTON NAKI, 1967 first successful heart transplant,Cape Town. But he could never appear because he was Black. Apartheid a Black man, could not operate on Caucasian patients or touch their blood. White,Chief surgeon, Dr. Christian Barnard, immediately became a celebrity. Hamilton Naki was not allowed to appear on photos with the team. If he accidentally got on a picture, the hospital said he was with the cleaning service, making ​him a secret surgeon

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Dr. Prof. Chris Barnard. In 1967 he led the surgical team that performed the first human-to-human heart transplant.

4th beach Clifton    c1960. by Etiennedup, via Flickr

4th beach Clifton c1960.

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Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT. This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant

This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant

On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation. The technique Barnard…

3 Arts Theatre, Plumstead - 1969

3 Arts Theatre, Plumstead 1969.

Going there in '69 was a 'jaw dropping experience'...Parking attendants,imposing foyer,plush carpeting,great acoustics and 3000 seater auditorium...........C.T. has never seen something like this.Some of the Stars I saw there; Tom Jones,Engelbert Humperdink,Rolf Harris, Lucille Starr and Suzi Quattro...unforgettable!

Cable car 1967

Cable car

This must surely be one of the most photographed views in Cape Town.This one dates from 1967.

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Groote Schuur Hospital

Exterior façade Arthur Elliott, 1870-1938 Wikipedia Entry By courtesy of The University of Pretoria's digital repository, UPSpace