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Christiaan Barnard : the surgeon who dared : the man and the story of heart transplantation

Author: D K C Cooper
Publisher: Stroud [Gloucestershire] : Fonthill, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From humble beginnings as a ̀barefoot boy' in a small town in the heart of South Africa, he learned to mix with presidents and prime ministers, with royalty and popes, and quickly embraced the high-life of the jet-set who surrounded him. Throughout life, he was a serial womanizer, bedding famous European film stars (and their secretaries). He survived three tempestuous marriages and divorces, each wife becoming  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Christiaan Barnard; Christiaan Barnard; Christiaan Barnard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D K C Cooper
ISBN: 9781781556399 1781556393
OCLC Number: 1017804575
Description: 543 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: Sir Roy Calne; 1 The most unforgettable character; 2 Barefoot boy-childhood; 3 Learning his trade-medical school and junior doctor; 4 The New World-surgical training in Minneapolis; 5 Mentor and maverick-Walt Lillehei; 6 Proving himself-establishing heart surgery in Cape Town; 7 Prelude to the first heart transplant; 8 Studying kidney transplantation with David Hume in Virginia; 9 Life's defining moment-the first human-to-human heart transplant; 10 The heart transplant heard around the world; 11 The controversy over Hamilton Naki; 12 The first survivor-Barnard's second heart transplant; 13 Heart transplant fever; 14 Meeting of the minds-the first international conference; 15 The consequences of fame; 16 A way with words-Chris as a public speaker; 17 Fame over family; 18 Staying ahead of the pack-subsequent heart transplants in Cape Town; 19 Another innovation-the piggyback heart transplant; 20 Second wife, second life; 21 Insight and innovation-important advances in heart transplantation; 22 A price too high-personal tragedies; 23 Money matters-business opportunities; 24 New horizons-Oklahoma City; 25 Three strikes and you're out (third marriage); 26 The media-make and break; 27 Putting pen to paper-a secondary career; 28 Was everything black or white? Chris's opinions on apartheid; 29 The Nobel Prize-should Chris have received it?; 30 Old age and death; 31 Looking back; Appendix 1-Today-progress in alternative forms of heart replacement; Appendix 2-Chris Barnard-biographical outline, degrees, awards and honours; Appendix 3-Books written by Chris Barnard; Appendix 4-Select bibliography; Appendix 5-What happened to the other players in the heart transplant story?.
Other Titles: Surgeon who dared :
Man and the story of heart transplantation
Responsibility: David K.C. Cooper.

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