Sir Magdi Yacoub

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of the great pioneers of heart transplant surgery - Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his dedication to his patients, whether heart transplants are now routinely successful and about some of the earlier controversies which his experimental surgery has attracted. He will also be describing his early ambitions to be a doctor, which were discouraged by his father, and how important music is to him. He often has it playing in the operating theatre.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Fantasia For Piano In D Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Pluto's Republic by Sir Peter Meddower
Luxury: Hammock

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40 minutes

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Fri 23 Jun 1995 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSir Magdi Yacoub

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