Christiaan Barnard-"One Life"-Macmillan-1969-6" X 9"-399 pages-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-Signed.Barnard, Christiaan Neethling 1922–2001, South African surgeon. The son of a Dutch Reformed minister, Barnard studied medicine at the Univ. of Cape Town (M.B. 1946, M.D. 1953), then came to the United States in 1955 to improve his surgical technique under Owen H. Wangensteen at the Univ. of Minnesota. While in Minneapolis, he performed his first heart operation, and he later pursued further heart surgery training at the Univ. of Virginia. Returning to Cape Town, he was appointed director of surgical research at the Groote Schuur Hospital, where he made medical history on Dec. 3, 1967, when he completed the world's first human heart transplant. Barnard also designed artificial heart valves, wrote extensively on the subject of congenital intestinal atresia, and developed surgical procedures relating to organ transplants.A hand signed cut signature by Christiaan Barnard with a fountain pen in black has been affixed to the title page of the book. The cut signature portion is approximately 1" X 3".............BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.