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Guide to exhibition at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

With special thanks to Richard Friedland for his passionate and meticulous dedication in bringing this exhibition to fruition and with gratitude to the late Jeremy Rose...

Wednesday, February 1 2017

With special thanks to Richard Friedland for his passionate and meticulous dedication in bringing this exhibition to fruition and with gratitude to the late Jeremy Rose, whose expert curatorial involvement provided the elegant conceptual seed from which this exhibition grew.

Professor Christiaan Barnard achieved international fame for expanding the boundaries of medicine. Barnard was not only committed to furthering medical science, he was also deeply committed to patient care.

In this exhibition Netcare honours Barnard the man, and pays tribute to the principles he stood for: science in service of humanity, and patient care in service of the individual. This exhibition is also for all the unsung champions of the healthcare profession.

Those who dedicate their lives to these principles; serving the health and wellbeing of the individual to make our world a better place. The Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospital was opened on 3 December 2016, the 49th anniversary of the world’s first human heart transplant.

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Commemorative issue: South African Medical Journal 30 December 1967 special edition: Human Heart Transplantation
3 December 2016
Forty-nine years ago today, Professor Christiaan Barnard led a team of medical pioneers in performing the world’s first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Together, they pushed the boundaries of science and put South African medicine on the world stage.
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