Dr. Prof. Chris Barnard. In 1967 he led the surgical team that performed the first human-to-human heart transplant.

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Hamilton Naki became a self-taught surgeon of such skill that Dr. Christiaan Barnard chose him to assist in the world's first human heart transplant in 1967. His contribution was kept secret for three decades because he was a black man in apartheid-era South Africa. He acquired his surgical skills through years of silent observation and covert practice at the university's medical school. His skills were so esteemed that the university quietly looked the other way.

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Christiaan Neethling Barnard performed the world's first adult heart transplant on Louis Washkansky on December 3, 1967 at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town South Africa.

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Groote Schuur Hospital (translates as big barn) where the world's first heart transplant took place

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Today, 10-3 in 1967, the world’s first successful heart transplant was performed. Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the operation at Cape Town, South Africa.

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Dr. Hamilton Naki He was a black laboratory assistant to white cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard in South Africa under apartheid, Dr. Hamilton Naki was the second most importat man in the team that performed the first heart transplant in history

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Dr. Hamilton Naki He was a black laboratory assistant to white cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard in South Africa under apartheid, Dr. Hamilton Naki was the second most importat man in the team that performed the first heart transplant in history

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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.

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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.

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