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Encyclopedia > André Frédéric Cournand

Dr. André Frédéric Cournand (September 24, 1895 - February 19, 1988) was a 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. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A physician is a person who practices medicine. ... Physiology (in Greek physis = nature and logos = word) is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... Werner Forssmann, a former physician from Eberswald, Germany, used a catheter as it had never been used before. ... Dr. Dickinson Woodruff Richards Jr (October 30, 1895 - February 23, 1973) was an American physician and physiologist. ... Catheter disassembled In medicine, a catheter is a tube that a health professional may insert into part of the body. ...



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