Barnard, Christiaan

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Christiaan Barnard
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Name
Barnard, Christiaan Gender: M
born on 8 November 1922 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Beaufort West, South Africa, 32s18, 22e35
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Conflicting/unverified
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°33' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°24 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 28°44'



Biography

British-South African surgeon who made medical history when he performed the first human heart transplant on 12/03/1967. In the decades since, his ground-breaking procedure has become almost routine at some hospitals. The first operation, however, stirred up a maelstrom of controversy.

Barnard was one of four sons of a Calvinist preacher

In December 1980, he retired from surgery because of rheumatoid arthritis. Barnard is the author of a biography, several novels and a political appraisal of South Africa. In addition, he is the producer of TV documentaries.

In 1969, his wife, Aletta Louw, divorced him. In 1970 he married Barbara Zoellner, who was then 19. They had two children and divorced in 1982. By 1987 he was living in a villa on one of the Greek Islands with a 23-year-old starlet named Karin Stezkorn; they married the following year and she divorced him in 2000. He relocated to Austria. He died of an asthma attack the morning of 9/02/2001, Paphos, Cyprus, where he was vacationing.

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Events

  • Work : Great Achievement 3 December 1967 (Performed first heart transplant)
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Source Notes

Penfield Collection states, "from autobiography." His autobiog, "One Life," has no data. Steinbrecher quotes a memo from him, "time unknown"

Categories

  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Performed first heart transplant)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Heart transplant)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Arthritis (Rheumatoid)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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