The Anesthesia for the First Heart Transplant: Cape Town 1967

The world was shaken when an unknown South African surgeon, Christian Bernard, performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant in 1967. Come hear the story of how the groundwork was laid, the young donor gave up her life, the recipient was selected and the world reacted to this magnificent surgical feat.

Franklin Scamman, M.D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Iowa

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 5:30-6:30
Room 401, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Light refreshments will be served.

Program sponsored by The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society.