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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1956

For their discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system
Name - André Frédéric Cournand
Date of birth - September 24, 1895
Institutions - Columbia University Division, Cardio-Pulmonary Laboratory, Bellevue Hospital New York, NY, USA
Country - USA

Description - André Frédéric Cournand was a French physician and physiologist.He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 along with Werner Forssmann and Dickinson W. Richards for the development of cardiac catheterization.


Name - Werner Forssmann
Date of birth - August 29, 1904
Institutions - Mainz University Mainz, Federal Republic of Germany; Bad Kreuznach, Federal Republic of Germany
Country - Germany

Description - Werner Theodor Otto Forßmann, was a physician from Germany who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for developing a procedure that allowed for the catheterization of the heart.


Name - Dickinson W. Richards
Date of birth - October 30, 1895
Institutions - Columbia University New York, NY, USA
Country - USA

Description - Dr. Dickinson Woodruff Richards, Jr. was an American physician and physiologist. He was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 with André Cournand and Werner Forssmann for the development of cardiac catheterization and the characterisation of a number of cardiac diseases.