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    DR. PHILIP BLAIBERG IS CONTINUING HIS RAPID RECOVERY AFTER LAST TUESDAY'S HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATION AT?

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    DR. PHILIP BLAIBERG IS CONTINUING HIS RAPID RECOVERY AFTER LAST TUESDAY'S HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATION AT CAPE TOWN'S GROOTE SCHOUR HOSPITAL. THE OPERATION WAS PERFORMED BY A TEAM OF SURGEONS UNDER PROFESSOR CHRIS BARNARD. DR. BLAIBERG, A RETIRED DENTIST, NOW HAS THE HEART OF A COLOURED DONOR, MR. CLIVE HAUPT, WHO DIED OF BRAIN HAEMORRHAGE.

    PROFESSOR BARNARD HAS TAKEN STRINGENT PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT HIS PATIENT DOES NOT DIE FROM GERMS THAT FATALLY ATTACKED THE LUNGS OF MR. LOUIS WASHKANSKY, THE WORLD'S FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENT.

    MR. HAUPT AND DOROTHY, HIS BRIDE OF THREE MONTHS, HAD A SMALL ONE STOREY HOUSE INT HE WORKING GLASS, MIXED RACE SUBURBS OF SALT RIVER. PERMISSION FOR THE USE OF MR. HAUPT'S HEART WAS GIVEN BY HIS MOTHER, MRS. MURIEL HAUPT. ONE OF A FAMILY OF 13 CHILDREN, HE WAS SPOTTED AS A HEART DONOR PROSPECT BY THE DOCTOR WHO TREATED HIM AFTER HIS COLLAPSE ON A NEW YEAR'S DAY BEACH OUTING. HIS WIFE SAID THAT SHE WAS COMFORTED BY THE FACT THAT HER LATE HUSBAND'S HEART WAS GIVING LIFE TO SOMEBODY. MRS. MURIEL HAUPT SAID: "LIKE ANY MOTHER I AM TERRIBLY SAD. BUT FOR THE MAN WHO HAS NOW GOT MY SON'T HEART. I AM GLAD."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EQ4JFOZCPUFELDN64KBOLKZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EQ4JFOZCPUFELDN64KBOLKZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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