50 YEARS OF HEART SAVING
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.