Christiaan Barnard - David K. C. Cooper (Hardcover)

The Surgeon Who Dared

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From humble beginnings as a 'barefoot boy' in a small town in the heart of South Africa, Barnard learned to mix with presidents and prime ministers, with royality and popes, and quickly embraced the high-life of the jet-set who surrounded him. Having established the first major heart surgery program in Africa, he eventually became distracted by other interests until he was a mere shadow in his own deparment. This is the story of Chris Barnard who dared to carry out the world's first human heart transplant in 1967.

Product Details

Barcode
9781781556399
Department
Books
Released
23 Nov 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
David Cooper
David K. C. Cooper
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Fonthill Media Ltd
Number of Pages
356

Summary

From humble beginnings as ‘barefoot boy’ from a small town in South Africa, Barnard learned to mix with presidents and prime ministers, with royalty and popes, and embraced the high-life of the jet-set. After becoming the first surgeon to successfully transplant a human heart he remained in the public eye through his gifts for speaking and writing.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BIC Classification 1
Biography: general

Author Bio

Cooper, David: - David Cooper OBE is a retired British Army Lieutenant Colonel with 36 years' service. He was initially taught military history and doctrine by the Burnham lecturers at Sandhurst and later gained a Masters degree in Defence and International Affairs. In the latter part of his career David instructed young officers in doctrine and tactics and wrote related publications for the British Army. Due to an abiding interest in the period he began to study the Dark Age Wessex campaigns in detail in 2002, and this book is the result.