• Short Summary

    HEART TRANSPLANT MAN LOUIS WASHKANSKY CONTINUES TO MAKE "SATISFACTORY PROGRESS" IN GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL, IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Description

    HEART TRANSPLANT MAN LOUIS WASHKANSKY CONTINUES TO MAKE "SATISFACTORY PROGRESS" IN GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL, IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. A HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY, (WEDNESDAY) THE 55-YEAR-OLD GROCER WAS "IMPATIENT TO BE UP AND ABOUT." THIS WEEK, MR WASHKANSKY HAD TWO VISITORS -- HIS SISTER, MRS TAIBEL, AND HER DAUGHTER.

    IT IS NOW 11 DAYS SINCE MR WASHKANSKY UNDERWENT THE HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATION. HE IS WELL INTO THE VITAL POST-OPERATIONAL PERIOD, BUT SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN NO SIGNS THAT HIS BODY IS REJECTING THE FOREIGN HEART TRANSPLANTED FROM ROAD CRASH VICTIM DENISE DARVALL.

    THE AMOUNT OF DRUGS ADMINISTERED TO MR WASHKANSKY TO SUPPRESS REJECTION HAS ALSO BEEN CUT DOWN SINCE YESTERDAY.

    YESTERDAY SURGERY TEAM LEADER PROFESSOR CHRIS BARNARD SAID THE HOSPITAL'S SECOND HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATION, PLANNED FOR THE NEW YEAR, WOULD BE FILMED. NO PHOTOGRAPHS, MOVIE OR STILL, WERE TAKEN OF THE WASHKANSKY OPERATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6T0WHW67WQLDTWC1M1A534U25
    Media URN:
    VLVA6T0WHW67WQLDTWC1M1A534U25
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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