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VIS­I­TORS to the Science Mu­seum can join our cel­e­bra­tion of a his­toric mile­stone in medicine: the first suc­cess­ful hu­manto-hu­man heart transplant.

Fifty years ago, on 3 De­cem­ber 1967, South African sur­geon Chris­ti­aan Barnard shocked the world by suc­cess­fully plac­ing Denise Dar­vall’s heart into Louis Washkan­sky’s chest.

Our new dis­play looks at heart trans­plants then and now, with sto­ries told by peo­ple who have re­ceived a hu­man heart, to­gether with ob­jects that make heart trans­plants pos­si­ble.

This free dis­play at the Science Mu­seum in Lon­don is now open.

This re­port is from our friends at the Science Mu­seum, part of the Science Mu­seum Group.

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