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…
Vintage cardiology : When a young girl’s heart became an eternal rhythm of life !
For todays cardiologists traveling in time machine may be made as an essential assignment . It seems there is more to learn from history than the core medical science. How the knowledge evolv…
60 of the Most Iconic Moments of the 1960s
Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll defined the 1960s. But the decade was also a time of pivotal change — politically, socially and technologically. Check out 60 of the most iconic moments of the decade. 1. The 'Greensboro Four.' On February 1, 1960, four African-American college students made history just by sitting down at a whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina. Service never came for the "Greensboro Four," as they came to be known, and their peaceful…
Chris Barnard Heart of Cape Town Museum: Creepy AF, but a must see
The Heart of Cape Town Museum celebrates the world's first heart transplant. It's a bit creepy and surreal at times, but it's an absolute must see.
SouthAfrican Mint Remembers 1st Heart Transplant with Brilliant New Silver Coin Set
The South African Mint is not allowing the hype over the 50th anniversary of the Krugerrand to distr
Kom reis terug in tyd: Stories, video’s en ’n tydlyn van gebeure op die nag wat prof. Chris Barnard en span op 3 Desember 1967 die eerste suksesvolle menslike hartoorplanting gedoen het. Plus: Só onthou Barnard se familie hom.