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From Mining to Heart Transplants - A Surgeon's Story
The Central part of this story is a fascinating account of the trial and tribulations associated with the author's determination to establish a heart transplant programme in Britain. He eventually performed Britain's first successful heart transplant at Royal Papworth Hospital near Cambridge I 1979. At the time there were only four other centres in the world performing heart transplants. However, within a decade over 4,000 patient a year were being transplanted worldwide, and Papworth had become one of the best known hospitals for heart and lung transplantation.