Werner Forssmann, the nazi who has introduced a catheter into the heart - The Point

The case of Werner Forssmann poses quite a dilemma. Should it be regarded as a hero in a white coat to have risked his life by introducing a catheter into the h

Werner Forssmann, the nazi who has introduced a catheter into the heart - The Point

The case of Werner Forssmann poses quite a dilemma. Should it be regarded as a hero in a white coat to have risked his life by introducing a catheter into the heart ? Or, should he be vilified for having joined the national socialist Party of German workers (NSDAP) in 1932 ? In any case, the Academy Nobel did not hesitate to remit to him the price of medicine and physiology in 1956, while passing under silence its nazi past. Here is the amazing fate of Werner Forssmann.

In 1929, it was a young man, poor but ambitious, who has just completed his studies in medicine at the faculty...

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Updated Date: 26 May 2020, 04:33

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