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US surgeons’ eclipse Dr. Dhaniram Baruah’s pioneering research, claim pig heart implant ‘the first-in-the-world surgery’

US surgeons claim to implant a pig heart in a 57-year-old man as ‘a medical first’ is bogus. Exactly 25 years ago, Dr. Dhaniram Baruah, a well-known cardio-thoracic surgeon from Glasgow, had implanted a pig heart on a 32-year-old patient at Sonapur near Guwahati in Assam. “This was a breakthrough surgery and brings us one […]