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Obituary of Hamilton Naki: Obituary was historically inaccurate

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:517
  1. David M Dent, acting dean (
  1. Faculty of Health Sciences, Cape Town 7925, South Africa

    EDITOR—It is unfortunate that the remarkable life and achievements of Hamilton Naki were so inaccurately reported in the BMJ.1 He did not participate in the first heart transplant, did not ever operate on humans, nor ever work in Groote Schuur Hospital. Christiaan Barnard sequentially performed both historic donor and …

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