A Documentary Novel Memorialising the First Human Heart Transplant

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AuthorMichael J. Lee
Year Of Publication2022

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About Heartbeat

Heartbeat is a work of science faction describing in painstaking detail the true events, both dramatic and intense, of the world’s first human heart transplant carried out by Professor Christiaan Barnard and his heart team at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, in the early hours of the 3rd of December 1967.

The story recreates the textures and emotions of this extraordinary episode in medical history and depicts the pioneering operation as a race against time to save a man’s life and, at the same time, to give lasting meaning to a loving young woman’s tragic demise.

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