Medicine: Aiding Ailing Hearts

South Africa's adventurous surgeon Christiaan Barnard startled the scientific world late last year by announcing that he had not only given a patient a new heart but had left most of the old one, still beating, in place (TIME, Dec. 9). Although the world's first twin-heart patient, an engineer named Ivan Taylor, died early in April, Barnard is still satisfied that his surgical spectacular was a success. The death, he explained last week, was not directly related to the operation. Taylor died not because his body rejected the new heart but as a result of a blood clot in his lung....

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