HEART TRANSPLANT ON THIS DATE IN 1967

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Dr. Christian Barnard, along with a team of Cardiac
Surgeons,  performed the world’s first successful
human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. 
The patient, Louis Washkansky, a 54-year-old grocer
survived for 18 days after the operation and died of
Pneumonia.

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             The transplant operation in progress.

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