Harry Windsor (1914 – 1987) cardiac surgeon
Dr. Harry Windsor, M.S., F.R.C.S., who led the team that performed Australia’s first heart transplant at St. Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesday, October 24th, 1968, said he felt the operation had brought him ‘a little nearer God’.
Harry Windsor (1914 – 1987) was cardiac surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney for many years and carried out the first (1968) heart transplant in Australia. He was mentor to renowned heart surgeon Victor Chang. Together they set about establishing a national heart transplant programme.
Dr. Harry Windsor, M.S., F.R.C.S., who led the team that performed Australia’s first heart transplant at St. Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesday, October 24th, 1968, said he felt the operation had brought him “a little nearer God”.
“When you are so closely associated with the cessation of life and you are endeavouring to give life to someone who is about to leave life, it takes you a bit closer to the Almighty.”
The Heart of a Surgeon. The Memoirs of Harry Windsor by WINDSOR, H.M
Out of print
Description: c.1988. Sydney: New South Wales University Press, n.d. (c.1988). Royal 8vo. Orig. cloth. Dustjacket. (x, 162pp.). With 4 full-page plates. NOTE: Harry Windsor (1914-1987) was one of the foremost cardiothoracic surgeons in Australia and performed Australia’s first heart transplant in 1968.
Since the early 1920s when Dr Harry Windsor (senior) brought his four sons (Harry Junior, Morgan, Gerard and Clem) to St Josephs College Gregory Terrace, the family has been well-known as Terrace supporters.
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