|Name: Christiaan Barnard||Find on Amazon India: Link|
|Nationality: South African||Find on Amazon: Link|
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.
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.
Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is.
On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned.
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.
It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.