This tour was recommended to us and it really did fulfill all our expectations. The building is stunning and the the tour has been designed to captivate the visitor and tell the story of the amazing groundbreaking work of Christiaan Barnard. The sad story of the sudden death of the first donor Denise Darvall in 1967, is told along with the dilema faced by her father, to give consent for the removal of her heart. The theatres have been reconstructed with the use of some amazing silicon figures.
I visited with my husband and daughter and we all left feeling inspired by the risks and uncertainties faced by such pioneering work. Well worth a visit by anyone interested in historical medicine.
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