Obituary of Hamilton Naki: Clarification is certainly needed

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7515.517-b (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:517
  1. Mike Ebdy, general practitioner (mike{at}ebdys.wanadoo.co.uk)
  1. Tarleton, Lancashire PR4 6UJ

    EDITOR—I trust that the BMJ is in discussions with the Economist to clarify the truth of Hamilton Naki's obituary.1 2 Hamilton Naki seemed not to be a boastful man, and if this story that he participated in the first heart transplant operation is untrue it seems odd that exaggerations should appear after his death. Pereira's interview hints that Naki did carry out surgery but was still unwilling to talk of it openly.3


    • Competing interests None declared.


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