Nicolaus Copernicus Speeches & Audio

First Successful Heart Transplant

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First Successful Heart Transplant

(3 min) tv-pg

Dr. Christiaan Barnard describes his approach to performing the first successful heart transplant. On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky received the first transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa.