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Christiaan Barnard
(1922-2001) born on
Nov 08
South African surgeon. He performed the first human heart transplant operation.
         
   
F
If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.

R
It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.
A
I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
N
Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.
K
The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
R: In "Time," 31 Oct 1969.
A: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
N: In NY "Times," 28 Apr 1985.
K: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
   


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