Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Dr. Christiaan Barnard

Christiaan Barnard, 1969

The South African cardiac surgeon who, in 1967, performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant operation, was photographed by Karsh on this day, June 6, in 1969, at the Montreal Heart Institute in Canada.