[Cardiopulmonary and heart transplantation: 100 years of history and 40 years of existence].

@article{Silva2008CardiopulmonaryAH,
  title={[Cardiopulmonary and heart transplantation: 100 years of history and 40 years of existence].},
  author={Paulo Rodrigues da Silva},
  journal={Revista brasileira de cirurgia cardiovascular : orgao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={145-52}
}
In June 2007, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first homologous human orthotopic heart transplant operation successfully performed on December 3 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa by the cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Christiaan Neethling Barnard. A little more than a 100 years ago (1905), the first experimental surgical studies on tissue and organ transplantation, such as the heart, were performed by a surgeon born in Lyon, France, Dr. Aléxis Carrel, who later on… CONTINUE READING

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