This Day In History


Hamilton Naki, a laboratory assistant to cardiac surgeon Christian Barnard, dies

Sunday, 29 May 2005
Hamilton Naki was a gardener who later became a laboratory assistant without any formal training. He first worked for Robert Goetz, who asked him to assist him in the laboratory instead of gardening. Having started with just assisting with the animals and cleaning cages, Naki later began anesthetizing the animals and assisting with surgeries. ..
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