Written By Shirley Thompson - Born on the 24th of June, 1985, there is something about him that makes him great against all the odds, and the negative perception people have about holistic medical practitioners. What truly separates him from others is that he is the same Medical Practitioner wherever you meet him. Everyone will pretty much tell you the same good things about him: medical brilliance, pragmatist, scholar, and objectivity devoid of what he terms ‘practicing medicine based on emotions’.
Written By Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng - Fifty years ago, on Sunday, December 3, the first adult human heart transplant was performed at the Groote Schuur Hospital, in Cape Town, South Africa by Dr Chris Barnard. It was an epoch-making advance in science, medicine and indeed in human culture. The heart, considered by many cultures as the seat of affection and courage, has changed ownership from a clinically dead person to a sick person.