Fifty years ago – on 3 December 1967 – the heart of a 26-year-old road accident victim, Denise Darvall, started to beat inside the chest of a 54-year-old grocer, Louis Washkansky.
News of the first human-to-human heart transplant, led by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard, made headlines around the world.
Journalists and film crews flooded into Cape Town’s Groote Schuur
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