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Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.

Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.

It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms. ---->>>

On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned. ---->>>

The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped. ---->>>

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.

Biography

Nationality: South Afric
Born: 11-08, 1922
Birthplace: Beaufort West, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Die: 09-02, 2001
Occupation: Scientist
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Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first human-to-human heart transplant on December 3, 1967, and the second overall heart transplant (James Hardy did a xenotransplant in 1964). Growing up in Beaufort West, Cape Province, he studied medicine and practised for several years in his native country (wikipedia)