Quotations by Christiaan Barnard

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Born: Wednesday, November 8, 1922
Died: Sunday, September 2, 2001 (78 years old)
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: South African


I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
- Christiaan Barnard
(Keywords: Medical, Life)

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor.
- Christiaan Barnard
(Keywords: Work, Poor)

It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.
- Christiaan Barnard
(Keywords: Heart)

On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned.
- Christiaan Barnard
(Keywords: World)

Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.
- Christiaan Barnard
(Keywords: Suffering)

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.
- Christiaan Barnard
(Keywords: Life, Goal, Suffering, Treatment)







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