• Short Summary

    DR. PHILIP BLAIBERG, THE WORLD'S ONLY SURVIVING HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT, LEFT GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL IN?

  • Description

    DR. PHILIP BLAIBERG, THE WORLD'S ONLY SURVIVING HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT, LEFT GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL IN CAPE TOWN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). HE WALKED OUT INTO BRIGHT SUNSHINE 74 DAYS AFTER RECEIVING THE HEART OF YOUNG COLOURED (MIXED RACE) MAN.

    DR. CHIRS BARNARD, THE SURGEONS WHO LED THE TEAM THAT GAVE DR. BLAIBERG HIS NEW HEART, WAS AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOSPITAL TO SEE HIM OFF...HIS PATIENT SHOOK HANDS WITH HIM AND SAID "THANKED YOU VERY MUCH".

    THERE WAS A CROWD OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL TO SEE THE CELEBRATED PATIENT DRIVE OFF WITH HIS WIFE TO THEIR SUBURBAN HOME.

    TODAY DOCTORS SAID THAT DR. BLAIBERG WAS ALREADY BETTER THAN WHEN HE HAD LEFT THE HOSPITAL. HE'S SPENT A QUIET NIGHT, AND WOKE TO A HEARTY BREAKFAST. THEN HE WANDERED THROUGH THE APARTMENT THAT, HE'D LEFT LATE LAST YEAR FOR HOSPITAL, A DYING MAN WHO'S NOT EXPECTED TO SEE HIS HOME AGAIN.

    DR. BLAIBERG WILL VISIT GROOTE SCHUUR AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK, AND HE'S CONTINUING DAILY DOSES OF DRUGS DESIGNED TO COMBAT ANY TISSUE REJECTION THAT COULD STILL APPEAR AT THIS LATE STAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YG8H5V1HWGQ976IN20KPQKO5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YG8H5V1HWGQ976IN20KPQKO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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