• Short Summary

    Professor Christian Barnard, the South African heart transplant pioneer and his 19-year-old bride Barbara Zoellner were married just after midnight yesterday (Saturday, February 14th).

  • Description

    Professor Christian Barnard, the South African heart transplant pioneer and his 19-year-old bride Barbara Zoellner were married just after midnight yesterday (Saturday, February 14th).

    As Friday the 13th ended and ST. Valentine's Day-symbolic day of the heart-began, the couple exchanged vows, then the champagne corks popped.

    Guests included south African Cabinet Ministers and members of the Cape Town hospital heart transplant team.

    The ceremony was a private one-by Johannesburg's chief magistrate in the luxury suburban home of the Zoellners. The bride's father is a well-known wealthy industrialist.

    After the ceremony, the 47-year-old surgeon and his radiant bride invited into the house more than 100 reporters and photographers, who had been waiting outside.

    Professor barnard made a short speech to them:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQCZYJDZ0WU964R42Q87LCG3X
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQCZYJDZ0WU964R42Q87LCG3X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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