SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.108 issue4Tuberculin conversion and tuberculosis disease in infants and young children from the Drakenstein Child Health Study: A call to actionConsiderations regarding point-of-care testing author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. vol.108 n.4 Cape Town Apr. 2018

http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2018.v108i4.13242 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Celebrating 50 years of heart transplant surgery: A missed opportunity to honour Hamilton Naki

 

 

To the Editor: The authors of the guest editorial 'The world's first human-to-human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital: 50 years later'[1] wish to acknowledge the letter to the Editor by Mankahla et al. [2]addressing the omission of Mr Hamilton Naki from the invited commentary. This oversight was indeed a missed opportunity to once again honour Mr Naki's contribution to laboratory research at the University of Cape Town in a local journal. It is with pride that we refer readers of SAMJ to our article published concurrently in the European Heart Journal,[3]which honours Mr Naki's formidable surgical skills despite a lack of formal training and recognises his contribution in training a future generation of surgeons.

 

Peter Zilla, Johan Brink, Tim Pennel

Christiaan Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa. peter.zilla@uct.ac.za

 

References

1. Brink J, Pennel T, Seele K, Zilla P. The world's first human-to-human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital: 50 years later. S Afr Med J 2017;107(12):1035-1036. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i12.12960        [ Links ]

2. Mankahla N, Dlamini S, Taunyane IC, Maqungo S, Cairncross L, Chiliza B. Celebrating 50 years of heart transplant surgery: A missed opportunity to honour Hamilton Naki. S Afr Med J 2018;108(3):151. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i3.13114        [ Links ]

3. Sliwa K, Zilla P. 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant - how is it seen today? Eur Heart J 2017;38(46):3402-3404. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurhearlj/ehx695        [ Links ]

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License