Talk:Christiaan Barnard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Biography (Rated B-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 
WikiProject South Africa (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject South Africa, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of South Africa on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Medicine (Rated C-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Medicine, which recommends that this article follow the Manual of Style for medicine-related articles and use high-quality medical sources. Please visit the project page for details or ask questions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Message from 2001[edit]

Christiaan Barnard died whilst on holiday in Paphos, Cyprus. Early reports claimed that he had died of a heart attack, although an autopsy showed that he died as the result of an acute asthma attack. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robert Brook (talkcontribs) 14:56, 20 November 2001 (UTC)

ay[edit]

dis article iigh put mo info bout wat changed after he did da 1st heart transplant and wat waz medicine like before he did this — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.3.68.194 (talkcontribs) 21:02, 15 October 2005 (UTC)


Arthritis caused by activities on ranch?[edit]

I am not aware of this claim, and suspect that it might need some verification, therefore added the {SectOR} — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fmalan (talkcontribs) 12:35, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Id references[edit]

A couple of references are "Id.", can anyone elaborate on this? LeeVJ (talk) 21:34, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Demihkov, Vladimir[edit]

An uncited statement on the Vladimir Demikhov article:

"Christiaan Barnard, who has performed the world's first heart transplant operation on from person to person in 1967, has twice visited the Demikhov's laboratory in 1960 and 1963. Christiaan Barnard through all his life considered Demikhov as his teacher."

If this were accurate, why is it not in the article? If it is inaccurate, it needs to be taken off of the other article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.76.60.163 (talk) 02:52, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Contradiction[edit]

This article says he divorced in 1969 and remarried in 1968. This is obviously wrong, but it's unclear (due to the lack of any citations) what the correct facts are. Can someone familiar with it please change it? Stifle (talk) 10:29, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I've fixed this contradiction, and added appropriate citations. Jrt989 (talk) 17:26, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes please change it ASAP due to researchers wanting facts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.72.5.92 (talk) 05:07, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Denise Darvall's Kidney[edit]

Prof. Barnard did not perform the kidney transplant for the young coloured boy, Jonathan Van Wyk. Jonathan's transplant was performed at another nearby hospital - Karl Bremer. The surgeons in Denise Darvall's donor operating theatre would have harvested her kidney. I work at The Heart of Cape Town Museum which commemorates the first heart transplant and we have a number of newspaper articles on the subject of her kidney donation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saffashells (talkcontribs) 15:40, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. I've removed the sentence about the kidney donation to Van Wyk. I've also removed the sentence about the donor of the second heart transplant being coloured, as it disrupts the flow of the article without the previous sentence. Feel free to edit the article itself ... I'd be happy to assist you with adding more info and/or sources. Graham87 01:56, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks very much Graham! Will do! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saffashells (talkcontribs) 05:42, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Not a problem. BTW, please sign your messages on talk pages with four tildes like this: "~~~~". Graham87 14:13, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

World's first heart transplant[edit]

The biography of Dr Christiaan Barnard says that he completed the world's first successful heart transplant in 1967; but the obituary of Dr Joseph Murray published in world newspapers today (November 27, 2012) says Murray succeded in this in 1962. Anyone know which is correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arthur catton (talkcontribs) 09:31, 27 November 2012 (UTC)


The Christiaan Barnard biography is correct. I can't find an obituary of Joseph Murray that says he conducted the first heart transplant, but I can find some saying that he conducted the first organ transplant from an unrelated donor. Graham87 15:08, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

James Hardy[edit]

Dr James Hardy of the University of Mississippi should be credited - at least mentioned - in this article. Barnard credited Hardy's work (first heart transplanted into a human) as his inspiration. Dr Hardy, in an attempt to save a dying man, transplanted the heart of a chimpanzee. The patient survived 90 minutes before the heart was rejected. Dr Hardy is also celebrated for his pioneering work in lung transplantation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hardy_(surgeon) 98.173.18.11 (talk) 05:03, 14 February 2014 (UTC)Michael Van Velkinburgh