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    [Medicine]. [Heart Transplantation]. Christiaan Barnard et al. Human Heart Transplantation.In South African Medical Journal, volume 41, no. 48. Capetown, 30 December, 1967. First edition. One of the earliest printed accounts of human heart transplantation, the entire 30 December, 1967 offprint issue of the South African Medical Journal being devoted to this topic. Text in English and Afrikaans. Quarto. xviii, 1257 [sic]-1274, xxxix [sic]-xlii, 1275 [sic]-1278, xliii [sic]-lvii. Original printed wrappers. Minor toning to wrappers and text, lower corner mildly bumped with some creasing. Near fine. This is the rare first account of the first human heart transplant written by Barnard and the other pioneers of this groundbreaking surgery. The surgery was performed on December 3, 1967 on Louis Washkansky by Barnard and others. Washkansky survived for eighteen days; this issue appeared only nine days after his death.

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