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The Resource Christiaan Barnard : the surgeon who dared : the man and the story of heart transplantation, David K. C. Cooper

Christiaan Barnard : the surgeon who dared : the man and the story of heart transplantation, David K. C. Cooper

Label
Christiaan Barnard : the surgeon who dared : the man and the story of heart transplantation
Title
Christiaan Barnard
Title remainder
the surgeon who dared : the man and the story of heart transplantation
Statement of responsibility
David K. C. Cooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From humble beginnings as a 'barefoot boy' in a small town in the heart of South Africa, he learned to mix with presidents and prime ministers, with royalty and popes, and quickly embraced the high-life of the jet-set who surrounded him. Throughout life, he was a serial womaniser, bedding famous European film stars (and their secretaries). He survived three tempestuous marriages and divorces, each wife becoming younger than the last until their age difference reached 40 years. This scientifically-trained surgeon called on the services of a 'witchdoctor' (a sangoma)-unsuccessfully-to help punish those who had contributed to the break-up of his second marriage. With no experience himself, he trained his daughter to become the second-ranked water skier in the world, though he was disappointed she never became world champion. Perhaps the immense effort he put into driving her to success accounted for the relative neglect of his oldest son, who, as a young doctor, suffered increasing depression until he died of a drug overdose at an early age. The surgeon pursued his goals in heart surgery despite a lifetime of pain from arthritis and a disability from asthma, which might eventually have killed him. Having established the first major heart surgery programme in Africa, he eventually became distracted by other interests until he was a mere shadow in his own department. Yet he remained in the public eye through his gifts for public speaking and as a writer..."--
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NZAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, D. K. C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnard, Christiaan
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
  • Biographies
  • Heart surgeons
  • Transplant surgeons
  • Heart
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Target audience
adult
Label
Christiaan Barnard : the surgeon who dared : the man and the story of heart transplantation, David K. C. Cooper
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061988257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
543 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781556399
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP14744394
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1017804575
Label
Christiaan Barnard : the surgeon who dared : the man and the story of heart transplantation, David K. C. Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061988257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
543 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781556399
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP14744394
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1017804575

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