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Barnard, Christiaan Neethling (1922–2001)




Christiaan Barnard
South African surgeon who was the first to perform a human heart transplant (December 3, 1967). In 1974 Barnard was the first to implant a second heart in a patient and to link the circulations of the two hearts so that they worked together as one.


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