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Christiaan Barnard

Christiaan Neethling Barnard

1922 - 2001 aged 78 (following an asthma attack)

Brother of Marius Barnard, another cardiac surgeon.

His surgical career ended due to rheumatoid arthritis affecting his hands.

Barnard established the Christiaan Barnard Foundation, dedicated to helping underprivileged children.

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Christiaan Barnard

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