By Marius Barnard
He was once an lively anti-apartheid campaigner and MP for the innovative Federal celebration, he labored to enhance cardiac surgical procedure criteria in the back of the Iron Curtain and globally, and he performed a number one position within the production of serious disorder coverage - his invention, and person who has at once benefited the in poor health round the world.
From humble beginnings because the son of missionary mom and dad within the dusty Karoo city of Beaufort West to his place as one of many world’s top cardiac surgeons, Marius Barnard’s tale is an engaging and noteworthy chronicle of non-public decision and braveness. it's considered one of few first-hand bills of the inaugural human center transplant and its far-reaching repercussions, either on this planet of drugs and within the inner most lives of its pioneers. during this honest and deeply own memoir, Barnard speaks frankly approximately his relationships along with his brother, his colleagues and his adversaries, and describes with humility his fourteen-year fight with cancer.
With candour, authenticity and grace, Defining Moments offers the ambitious demanding situations and spellbinding successes within the lifetime of this overseas clinical icon.
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