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Defining Moments free pdf Dr Marius Barnard is probably best remembered as a member of the pioneering medical team that performed the world's first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1967, with his brother Chris. He was also an MP for the Progressive Federal Party, he worked to improve cardiac surgery standards behind the Iron Curtain and globally, and he played a leading role in the creation of critical illness insurance - his invention, and one that has played a significant part in creating protection insurance policies with local and international companies to the direct benefit of the sick and ailing. From his humble beginnings in the Karoo town of Beaufort West to his position as one of the world's leading cardiac surgeons, this book is a fascinating account of his life and work, and his relationships with his brother, his colleagues and his adversaries. With candour, authenticity and charm it brings to life the spellbinding successes and formidable challenges of this international medical icon.

About Marius Barnard

Simon Norval has known the Barnard family for many years. An electronics systems engineer by profession, he is a specialist in ship navigation systems and consults on maritime legal inquiries. He lives in Cape Town and is the author of the novel Adamastor Rising.

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Author : Marius Barnard
Publisher : Zebra Press
Data Published : 01 May 2011
ISBN : 1770221549
EAN : 9781770221543
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 488 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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