A humorous poem about Dr Christiaan Barnard, who performed the first human cardiac transplant in South Africa in 1967. Pioneer he was, but people tend to overlook that the operation wasn't a long-term success from the patient's perspective.


Poems about life and death


Funny biographical poems


Heartfelt Thanks

Christiaan Barnard was the doc
Who pioneered the heart swop op.
When his patients all died,
Was he in disgrace?
No, because at least his heart
Was in the right place.

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