Welcome Guest    
You have 0 items in your basket   
Login to your account | View Basket | Checkout   
  • Home
  • Links
  • About Us
  • Reviews
newsletter Top

newsletter Top
Jewish London
London has had a strong Jewish presence since the ...
The Springboks And The Holy Grail
This book is a must-have for the bookshelf of any ...

  Read all reviews >>

newsletter Top
Latest Tweets!

newsletter Top
Free Newsletter
  • SignUp!

Defining Moments

by Simon Norval

Marius Barnard is best known 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. But his achievements extended into other spheres. He was an active anti-apartheid campaigner and 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 directly benefited the sick around the world. From humble beginnings as the son of missionary parents in the dusty Karoo town of Beaufort West to his position as one of the world's leading cardiac surgeons, Marius Barnard's story is a fascinating and remarkable chronicle of personal determination and courage. It is one of few first-hand accounts of the inaugural human heart transplant and its far-reaching repercussions, both in the world of medicine and in the private lives of its pioneers. In this sincere and deeply personal memoir, Barnard speaks frankly about his relationships with his brother, his colleagues and his adversaries, and describes with humility his fourteen-year struggle with cancer. With candour, authenticity and charm Defining Moments presents the formidable challenges and spellbinding successes in the life of this international medical icon.


We're sorry, this book is currently out of stock

Share |

Book Information for "Defining Moments "
Pages: 488 Words:
Size: 210 x 260 ISBN: 9781770221543
Images: Format: Paperback


Related Products for "Defining Moments "

Birds: Magic MomentsBirds: Magic Moments

The vibrant and exciting world of birds is shown in all its glory in this new book from renowned F ...




Press Reviews of "Defining Moments "


There are currently no press reviews for this product

Customer Reviews of "Defining Moments "


There are currently no customer reviews for this product

Submit a review of Defining Moments