Werner Theodor Otto Forßmann ( Forssmann in English; German pronunciation: [ˈvɛʁnɐ ˈfɔʁsˌman] i; 29 August 1904 – 1 June 1979) was a German researcher and physician from Germany who shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine (with Andre Frederic Cournand and Dickinson W. Richards) for developing a procedure that allowed cardiac catheterization.
Werner Forssmann Biographical W erner Theodor Otto Forssmann was born in Berlin on August 29, 1904, the son of Julius Forssmann and Emmy Hindenberg. He was educated at the Askanische Gymnasium (secondary grammar school) in Berlin. Leaving school in 1922, he went to the University of Berlin to study medicine, passing his State Examination in 1929.
Werner Forssmann The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1956 Born: 29 August 1904, Berlin, Germany Died: 1 June 1979, Schopfheim, West Germany (now Germany) Affiliation at the time of the award: Mainz University, Mainz, Germany
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Aug 16, 2023 · Werner Forssmann, (born Aug. 20, 1904, Berlin, Ger.—died June 1, 1979, Schopfheim, W. Ger.), German surgeon who shared with André F. Cournand and Dickinson W. Richards the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1956.
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Mar 1, 1997 · Werner Forssmann, André F. Cournand, and Dickinson W. Richards were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1956 for seminal work on heart catheterization, Forssmann for his pioneering self-experiment, and Cournand and Richards for establishing heart catheterization as a standard diagnostic and treatment procedu … Werner Forssmann: a pioneer of cardiology
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Werner Forssmann Nobel Lecture . Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1956. The Role of Heart Catheterization and Angiocardiography in the Development of Modern Medicine. The ancient world and the Middle Ages had no idea of the existence of the circulation of the blood.