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Blaiberg, Philip

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Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1969 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: South African
Categories: Dentist

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1909 - Blaiberg was born in the small town of Uniondale, Western Cape.

1954 - At the age of forty-five, Blaiberg suffered his first heart attack.

1967 - In March, Blaiberg's heart failed, and it appeared that he was dying.

1968 - He was the 2nd person to receive a heart transplant in the world.

       - Blaiberg received the heart from 24-year-old Clive Haupt, a multiracial black man who had collapsed on a Cape Town beach the day before.

1969 - He died from heart complications on 17th of August.

 

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