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It is here in Cape Town at the Groote Schuur hospital, that the first heart transplant happened in 1967.





The historic operation: a foreign heart beating inside a patient's body. The pioneer of this historic operation: professor Chris Barnard. His assistant: Hamilton Nyaki. His oustanding destiny took him to the heart of medical research.





Thanks to his dexterity, Hamilton perfects on animals the techniques that will be applied on human patients.