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Werner Forssmann
  1. M K Davies,
  2. A Hollman

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Werner Forssmann (1904-1979) was the pioneer of cardiac catheterisation in man. In 1929, at the age of 25, while doing his surgical training at Eberswalde, a small town near Berlin, he introduced a ureteral catheter into his own right atrium. Using a mirror he advanced the catheter under fluoroscopic control and then climbed the stairs to …

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