Christiaan Barnard citáty
Datum narození: 8. listopad 1922
Datum úmrtí: 2. září 2001
Další jména: Christian Barnard
Christiaan Neethling Barnard byl jihoafrický chirurg, který jako první provedl úspěšnou transplantaci srdce. Narodil se v Jihoafrické republice, poté vystudoval lékařství v Kapském městě a znalosti z kardiochirurgie získal v USA. Později se znovu vrátil do vlasti a stal se profesorem chirurgie v Kapském městě.
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.