Detailed description

This history article, ‘Christiaan Barnard’ features the South African surgeon who was the first person in the world to perform a human heart transplant. It provides factual information about Christiaan Barnard and heart transplants, along with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text. It is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness and can be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of South Africa and the history of medicine.