Werner Forssmann


Werner Forssmann

Infobox Scientist
name = Werner Forssmann
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caption =A bust of Werner Forßmann
birth_date = August 29, 1904
birth_place = Berlin
death_date = June 1, 1979
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nationality = Germany
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field = Medicine
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alma_mater = University of Berlin
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known_for = Cardiac catheterization
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Werner Forßmann, (August 29, 1904 – June 1, 1979) was a physician from Germany. He is credited with the first human cardiac catheterization, performed in 1929, while working in Eberswalde. Ignoring his department chief, and tying his assistant to an operating table to prevent his interference, he placed a uretheral catheter into a vein in his own arm, advanced it into the right atrium of his own heart, and walked down a flight of stairs to the radiology department, where he had the confirmatory X-ray taken, showing the catheter in his heart.cite web
url=http://www.slate.com/id/2165826/
title=Plumber's Butt? The right and wrong way to think about heart attacks
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last=Sanghavi
date=2007-05-08
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] Although he was later fired from another hospital for this, he received his Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 for his pioneering feat into cardiological studies.

Forßmann was born in Berlin. He studied medicine at the University of Berlin, graduating in 1929.

ee also

* Andreas Gruentzig

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month=Oct
title=Werner Forssmann, Eberswalde, the 1956 Nobel Prize for medicine
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last=Forssmann
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year=2006
month=Oct
title=50 years Nobel Prize: Werner Forssmann and the issue of commemorative stamps
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last=Berry
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year=2006
month=Feb
title=History of cardiology: Werner Forssmann, MD
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year=2004
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title= [Werner Forssmann tested the first heart catheter on himself. For this reason he was fired by the chief physician]
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year=2002
month=Oct
title= [Legend or reality? - Werner Forssmann and heart catheterization]
journal=Dtsch. Med. Wochenschr.
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last=Raju
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year=1999
month=May
title=The Nobel chronicles. 1956: Werner Forssmann (1904-79); André Frédéric Cournand (1895-1988); and Dickinson Woodruff Richards, Jr (1895-1973)
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year=1997
month=Dec
title=Werner Forssmann and the Nazis
journal=Am. J. Cardiol.
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last=Hart
first=F D
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year=1997
month=May
title=Werner Forssmann (1904-1979), auto-experimenter/medical martyr. The original cardiac catheterization
journal=Journal of medical biography
volume=5
issue=2
pages=120–1
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last=Forssmann-Falck
first=R
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year=1997
month=Mar
title=Werner Forssmann: a pioneer of cardiology
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last=Heiss
first=H W
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year=1992
month=Jul
title=Werner Forssmann: a German problem with the Nobel Prize
journal=Clinical cardiology
volume=15
issue=7
pages=547–9
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last=Meyer
first=J A
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year=1990
month=Mar
title=Werner Forssmann and catheterization of the heart, 1929
journal=Ann. Thorac. Surg.
volume=49
issue=3
pages=497–9
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last=Schadewaldt
first=H
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year=1979
month=Dec
title= [Werner Forssmann 29.8.1904 - 1.6.1979]
journal=Dtsch. Med. Wochenschr.
volume=104
issue=52
pages=1856–7
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last=Steckelberg
first=J M
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coauthors=Vlietstra R E, Ludwig J, Mann R J
year=1979
month=Nov
title=Werner Forssmann (1904--1979) and his unusual success story
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issue=11
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last=Asperger
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year=1979
month=Aug
title= [The life of Doctor Werner Forssmann (1904--1979) (author's transl)]
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pages=509–17
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year=1978
month=Apr
title= [Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift/20 March 1931 Contrast representation of the cavities of the living right half of the heart by Werner Forssmann, Eberswalde]
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year=1969
month=Dec
title= [Heroic self-experiment of a practicing physician (Werner Forssmann)]
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year=1969
month=Jan
title= [Nobel prize for Andre F. Cournand, Werner T. O. Forssmann and Dickinson W. Richards in 1956 for the discovery related to heart catheterization and studies on pathological changes in the cardiovascular system]
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year=1957
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title= [Werner Forssmann, Nobel prize winner for medicine, 1956.]
journal=Zeitschrift für Urologie
volume=50
issue=2
pages=57–9
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last=BOLT
first=W
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coauthors=KNIPPING H W
year=1956
month=Dec
title= [Congratulations to Werner Forssmann on winning the 1956 Nobel prize for medicine.]
journal=Med. Klin. (Munich)
volume=51
issue=49
pages=2073–6
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External links

* [http://www.ptca.org/archive/bios/forssmann_01.html Biographical Sketch of Werner Forßmann with video clip]
* [http://nobelprize.org/medicine/laureates/1956/forssmann-bio.html Nobel Biography]
* [http://www.aerztezeitung.de/panorama/default.aspx?sid=315957 www.aerztezeitung.de: Der Herzkatheter-Selbstversuch: Dichtung und Wahrheit (in German)]


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