• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN PATIENT WHO WAS LAST SUNDAY (DECEMBER 3) GIVEN A NEW HEART IS A DIABETIC.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN PATIENT WHO WAS LAST SUNDAY (DECEMBER 3) GIVEN A NEW HEART IS A DIABETIC. ThIS WAS CONFIRMED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) BY THE DOCTORS AT THE GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL IN CAPE TOWN WHERE THE HISTORIC FIVE-HOUR OPERATION WAS PERFORMED ON 56-YEAR-OLD LOUIS WASHKANSKY.

    DOCTORS SAID THAT MR WASHKANSKY WAS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ENTERING THE CRUCIAL SEVEN-DAY PERIOD IN WHICH HIS BODY MUST ACCEPT THE HEART TRANSPLANTED FROM A YOUNG WOMAN ROAD CRASH VICTIM. SO FAR THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGN THAT HIS BODY TISSUES WILL REJECT THE REPLACEMENT HE'S TRANSFERRED FROM 23-YEAR-OLD MISS DENISE DARVALL AFTER HER DEATH.

    LATE LAST NIGHT A HOSPITAL BULLETIN SAID MR WASHKANSKY WAS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS, BUT DOCTORS FEAR THAT HIS DIABETIC CONDITION COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT HIS CHANCES OF SURVIVAL. YESTERDAY THE PATIENT ATE HIS FIRST SOLID FOOD SINCE THE OPERATION -- A SOFT BOILED EGG.

    DR CHRIS BARNARD, WHO LED THE TEAM OF SURGEONS, SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJWRDXCAH5XBNJASIVPABBB3K
    Media URN:
    VLVACJWRDXCAH5XBNJASIVPABBB3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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