• Short Summary

    PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN BARNARD, THE SOUTH AFRICAN HEART-TRANSPLANT PIONEER, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BECAME AN HONOURARY CARIOCA - CITIZEN OF RIO DE JANEIRO.

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    PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN BARNARD, THE SOUTH AFRICAN HEART-TRANSPLANT PIONEER, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BECAME AN HONOURARY CARIOCA - CITIZEN OF RIO DE JANEIRO. DR. BARNARD IS PRESENTLY ON A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO RIO.

    YESTERDAY'S CEREMONY WAS THE SECOND HONOUR TO BE GRANTED TO THE HEART SURGEON ON THE SECOND DAY OF HIS VISIT TO BRAZIL. EARLIER, HE HAD BEEN GIVEN AN HONOURARY DOCTORATE AT THE GAMA FILHO UNIVERSITY, A PRIVATE INSTITUTION WITH ITS OWN MEDICAL FACULTY.

    ONE MINOR STORM HAS MARRED THE PROFESSOR'S VISIT SO FAR. IT RESULTED FROM A STATEMENT REPORTED LAST JANUARY TO HAVE BEEN MADE BY SOVIET HEALTH MINISTER BORIS PETROVSKY THAT CLIVE HAUPT WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN HIS HEART WAS TRANSPLANTED INTO DR. PHILIP BLAIBERG.

    DR. BARNARD WAS QUOTED IN A RIO NEWSPAPER AS SAYING THAT HE WOULD STAKE HIS REPUTATION ON THE ISSUE, AND HE REPEATED STATEMENTS THAT THE TRANSPLANTS WERE MADE ONLY WHEN MR. HAUPT WAS DEAD BY THE CRITERIA OF ABSENCE OF BRAIN, RESPIRATION AND HEART ACTIVITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFNV02YC6BOJ60BVKJM823PNG
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFNV02YC6BOJ60BVKJM823PNG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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