Victor Chang

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November 21, 1936 – Victor Chang, Australian heart surgeon and one of the pioneers of modern heart transplantation, is born

Victor Peter Chang Yam Him was born in Shanghai, China, on 21 November 1936. Chang’s mother died of cancer when he was just twelve years old, and this was a deciding factor in his choice to become a doctor. He came to Australia to complete his secondary schooling in 1953, then studied medicine at the … Continue reading


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