Dr Christiaan Barnard with his team. First heart transplant, December 1967.

Dr Christiaan Barnard with his team. First heart transplant, December 1967.

Christiaan Barnard-It was on the historical third day of December in the year 1967 when Christiaan Barnard added a new glorious chapter to the pages of medical history with his first human-to-human heart transplant. It was his deep fascination and his sincere personal drive that led him to accomplish this groundbreaking surgery.

Christiaan Barnard-It was on the historical third day of December in the year 1967 when Christiaan Barnard added a new glorious chapter to the pages of medical history with his first human-to-human heart transplant. It was his deep fascination and his sincere personal drive that led him to accomplish this groundbreaking surgery.

Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant.

Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant.

Christiaan Barnard (1922_2001) performed the first heart transplant in 1967

Christiaan Barnard (1922_2001) performed the first heart transplant in 1967

Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon who performed first successful heart transplant operation in 1967.  Born on November 8.

"Fabuleuses destinées sur RTL" : le Professeur Christiaan Barnard

Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon who performed first successful heart transplant operation in 1967. Born on November 8.

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.

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.

DEC. 3, 1967:  The first successful human heart transplant was performed by Dr  Christiaan Barnard in Capetown, South Africa.  image:  Today in photo history – 1967: First human heart transplant performed

DEC. 3, 1967: The first successful human heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard in Capetown, South Africa. image: Today in photo history – 1967: First human heart transplant performed

First human heart transplant. Dr. Christiaan Barnard is shown after performing…

First human heart transplant. Dr. Christiaan Barnard is shown after performing…

Barbara Barnard et Christiaan Barnard

Revue photo paris match n°1089 mars 1970 professeur barnard et sa femme barbara

Dr.  Christiaan N. Barnard

Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard

South African stamp to commemorate the first human heart transplant performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard and his team in 1967

South African stamp to commemorate the first human heart transplant performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard and his team in 1967

Dec 3, 1967:  First human heart transplant. 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.

Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant. 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.

Heart surgeon and transplant pioneer Dr Christiaan Barnard illustrates a point after he had performed the first successful heart transplant operation, Cape Town, South Africa, 1967.

Heart surgeon and transplant pioneer Dr Christiaan Barnard illustrates a point after he had performed the first successful heart transplant operation, Cape Town, South Africa, 1967.

Adrian Kantrowitz (1918-2008) is best known for performing the first human heart transplant in the United States, three days after South Africa's Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first such operation in December 1967. For most of his career however, Kantrowitz was one of America's most prolific surgeon-inventors, whose innovations included cardiac pacemakers, mechanical left heart devices, and the intraaortic balloon pump, which is still used in thousands of cardiac patients each…

Adrian Kantrowitz (1918-2008) is best known for performing the first human heart transplant in the United States, three days after South Africa's Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first such operation in December 1967. For most of his career however, Kantrowitz was one of America's most prolific surgeon-inventors, whose innovations included cardiac pacemakers, mechanical left heart devices, and the intraaortic balloon pump, which is still used in thousands of cardiac patients each…

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