• Short Summary

    DR. PHILIP BLAIBERG, WHO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MADE MEDICAL HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT?

  • Description

    DR. PHILIP BLAIBERG, WHO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MADE MEDICAL HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT TO SURVIVE FOR A YEAR, ATTENDED THE CAPETOWN COLOURED (MIXED RACE) COMMUNITY'S NEW YEAR'S CARNIVAL CELEBRATION LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT (1 JANUARY). WITH HIM AND HIS WIFE AT CAPETOWN'S HARTLYVALE PARK WAS MRS. DOROTHY HAUPT. MRS. HAUPT IS THE WIDOW OF CLIVE HAUPT, THE COLOURED MAN WHOSE HEART HAS BEATEN IN DR. BLAIBERG'S CHEST FOR THE PAST YEAR.

    YESTERDAY MORNING, THE 59-YEAR-OLD RETIRED DENTIST SPLASHED ABOUT IN THE ICY SURF OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AT THE CITY'S MUIZENBERG BEACH. SURROUNDED BY CROWDS OF HOLIDAY MAKERS, DR. BLAIBERG WENT IN TO THE WATER FOR THREE QUICK DIPS BEFORE RETURNING HOME.

    WHEN ADMITTED TO GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL IN CAPETOWN, DR. BLAIBERG WAS ALMOST TOTALLY INCAPACITATED BY A SERIES OF HEART ATTACKS. NOW, A YEAR AFTER HIS TRANSPLANT OPERATION, PERFORMED BY DR. CHRISTIAN BARNARD, HE IS ABLE TO TAKE LONG WALKS, DINE IN CROWDED RESTAURANTS, SUNBATHE AND SWIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA257F0MPN801Z59PTQDV7IBDS9
    Media URN:
    VLVA257F0MPN801Z59PTQDV7IBDS9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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