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Biographical entry Windsor, Harry (1914 - 1987)

Cardiologist and Surgeon


Harry Windsor 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.

Published resources


  • Murray, James, Lifework: Heroes of Australian Health, Focus Publishing for [Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd], Edgecliff, NSW, 1997, 160 pp. Details
  • Windsor, Harry, The Heart of a Surgeon: the Memoirs of Harry Windsor, New South Wales University Press, Sydney, 1988, 171 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Carmody, John, 'Windsor, Henry (Harry) Matthew John (1914-1987), Cardiac Surgeon', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 616-7. Details

Online Resources

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