• Short Summary

    PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN BARNARD HAS RECEIVED THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN. IT WAS?

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    PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN BARNARD HAS RECEIVED THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN. IT WAS THERE IN THE GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL THAT HE PERFORMED THE WORLD'S FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT.

    PROFESSOR BARNARD RECEIVED THE KEYS OF THE CITY IN A PUBLIC CEREMONY IN CAPE TOWN'S CITY HALL, YESTERDAY. TODAY HE ANNOUNCED THAT HE AND HIS TEAM WERE POISED FOR THEIR THIRD HEART TRANSPLANT OPERATION. HE SAID THIS COULD TAKE PLACE AT ANY TIME THIS WEEKEND.

    PROFESSOR BARNARD SAID A PATIENT WAS WAITING FOR A HEART TRANSPLANT AND THE OPERATION WOULD TAKE PLACE AS SOON AS A SUITABLE DONOR BECAME AVAILABLE. HE IS DUE TO LEAVE ON A TRIP ABROAD NEXT WEEK BUT HE SAID THIS WOULD BE CALLED OFF IF IT LOOKED LIKE THE OPERATION WOULD TAKE PLACE.

    PROFESSOR BARNARD HAD JUST RETURNED FROM A TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA. HE RECEIVED THE FREEDOM OF CAPE TOWN FROM THE MAYOR, COUNCILLOR G. FERRY. AMONG THOSE AT THE CEREMONY WERE MRS PHILIP BLAIBERG, THE WIFE OF PROFESSOR BARNARD'S SURVIVING PATIENT, AND MRS, THE WIDOW OF THE MAN WHO GAVE HIS HEART TO DR. BLAIBERG, FIVE MONTH AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARKFK5A9QIGVDE2AOD0A4AL6J
    Media URN:
    VLVAARKFK5A9QIGVDE2AOD0A4AL6J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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