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Defining Moments: An Autobiography

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The fascinating autobiography of Marius Barnard, who performed the world s first human heart transplant with his brother Chris. He was also an MP for the Progressive Federal Party, he worked to improve cardiac surgery standards behind the Iron Curtain and globally, and he played a leading role in the creation of critical illness insurance his invention, and one that has ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Zebra Press
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May 19, 2013 Megz rated it liked it
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I was ten years old when I learned my first bit of medical history: the first heart transplant, which was performed in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard. We were not told that his little brother played a role in this world-changing surgery as well.

A year later, Dr C. Barnard died unexpectedly. I was just eleven, and could not possibly understand everything that came to light in the media frenzy, but I did learn that he
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