Christiaan Barnard citátov
Dátum narodenia: 8. november 1922
Dátum úmrtia: 2. september 2001
Ďalšie mená: Christian Barnard
Christiaan Neethling Barnard bol juhoafrický kardiochirurg, ktorý v roku 1967 uskutočnil prvú transplantáciu srdca.
Narodil sa v afrikánskej rodine, mal troch bratov, jeho otec bol kalvínsky kazateľ. V detstve sa venoval hudbe a športu. Počas štúdia na univerzite v Kapskom Meste býval u staršieho brata. Štúdium bolo v angličtine, ktorú vtedy ešte plynulo neovládal.
Citáty Christiaan Barnard
— Christiaan Barnard, kniha One Life
One Life (New York: Macmillan Company, 1970), p. 49.
„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.“
Quoted in Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations by Peter McDonald (Oxford University Press, 2004), p. 9 https://books.google.it/books?id=MuTnCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA9.
„Last year a Dutch animal breeding centre sent me two chimpanzees as a gift. I killed one and cut its heart out. The other wept bitterly and was inconsolable. The sad chimp has long since happily mated again and lives with lots of other animals on a pleasant game farm near Villiersdorp. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures, but the memory of that weeping chimp has remained with me. It was taken for granted, of course, that he was weeping for his mate but I've since had some thoughts on the subject which made me wonder whether perhaps he was weeping for the human race. The idea is not as silly as it sounds. In our doings there is much to weep over and even a chimpanzee would never behave in some of the contradictory ways we think of as normal.“
The Best Medicine (Cape Town: Tafelberg Publishers, 1979), p. 38.