Cournand, Andre Frederic

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Cournand, a French doctor and medical researcher who became an American cititzen in 1941, shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1956 with the German Werner Forssman and Cournand’s American mentor, Dickinson Richards. They were awarded the prize for a new, interventionist procedure, cardiac catheterization, which provided medical researchers with important insights into the condititions inside a working human heart and has since become part of the canon of routine clinical procedures in cardiology.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Life Sciences
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011