Werner Forssmann - A Nobel Prize Winner and His Political Attitude before and after 1945

  title={Werner Forssmann - A Nobel Prize Winner and His Political Attitude before and after 1945},
  author={Lisa-Maria Packy and M. Krischel and D. Gross},
  journal={Urologia Internationalis},
  pages={379 - 385}
  • Lisa-Maria Packy, M. Krischel, D. Gross
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Urologia Internationalis
  • Purpose: In 1956, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Werner Forssmann, André Frédéric Cournand and Dickinson W. Richards for their development of cardiac catheterization. Forssmann performed a self-experiment in 1929 by inserting a urethral catheter into his right ventricular cavity via his antecubital vein. Despite his popularity as one of the first German Nobel Laureates after 1945, little is known about Forssmann personally. This contribution aims to close this… CONTINUE READING
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