• Short Summary

    PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN BARNARD WHO, PERFORMED THE WORLD'S FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATION, TODAY (TUESDAY) SPENT TEN MINUTES CHATTING WITH BRITAIN'S FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT, 45-YEAR-OLD FREDERICK WEST.

  • Description

    PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN BARNARD WHO, PERFORMED THE WORLD'S FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATION, TODAY (TUESDAY) SPENT TEN MINUTES CHATTING WITH BRITAIN'S FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT, 45-YEAR-OLD FREDERICK WEST.

    LATER PROFESSOR BARNARD TOLD REPORTERS: "I WAS VERY PLEASED TO SEE HIM LOOKING SO WELL AND I SAW NOTHING IN HIM THAT WOULD GIVE RISE TO ANY ANXIETY."
    PROFESSOR BARNARD ARRIVED AT THE NATIONAL HEART HOSPITAL IN LONDON AFTER LUNCHING WITH HIS OLD COLLEGE FRIEND, MR. DONALD ROSS, WHO LED THE BRITISH TRANSPLANT TEAM LAST FRIDAY'S OPERATION (3 MAY).

    HE MET MR. WEST IN THE GERM-FREE RECOVERY UNIT ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE HOSPITAL WHERE THE PATIENT LIES SURROUNDED BY BOOKS ABOUT CARS AND A TELEVISION SET. TODAY'S BULLETIN SAID HE WAS STILL MAKING SATISFACTORY PROGRESS.

    TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) PROFESSOR BARNARD FLIES TO BOSTON IN THE UNITED STATES TO DELIVER A PAPER ON TRANSPLANT SURGERY AT THE JOHN F. KENNEDY SYMPOSIUM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OECEGOXE5F1I9RBI1LPC6M2S
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OECEGOXE5F1I9RBI1LPC6M2S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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