December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day.
The International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability
and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
The day seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political,
social, economic and cultural life.
LifeScience Moment: Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed first human to human heart transplant."
On December 3, 1967, Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performs first human to human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
The transplant patient was 55-year-old Louis Washkansky a South African grocer who had diabetes and incurable heart disease. Mr. Washkansky survived eighteen days.
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
"Every honest researcher I know admits he's just a professional amateur. He's doing whatever he's doing for the first time. That makes him an amateur. He has sense enough to know that he's going to have a lot of trouble, so that makes him a professional."
Charles Franklin Kettering, U. S. engineer