Christiaan Barnard

Christiaan Barnard

South African surgeon who in 1969 made the world's first heart transplant surgery
I had bought two male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a [heart] donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered and cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly and was inconsolable for days. The incident made a deep impression on mMore Christiaan Barnard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The individual is the brain, not the heart.More Christiaan Barnard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.More Christiaan Barnard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.More Christiaan Barnard quotes [10/11/2011 09:10:49]
If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.More Christiaan Barnard quotes [10/11/2011 09:10:20]

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