Saturday, September 10, 2016

Christiaan Barnard in the uncanny valley


There are many things that I didn't know until last week about the transplant surgeon Christiaan Barnard. Here is one of those things: a wax dummy in his likeness sits behind a desk at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town.  (Damn near gave me an infarct when I walked into the room.)

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