Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

CURRICULUM IN CARDIOLOGY - HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115--117

“Vulnerato corde homo vivere non potest” (“Man can not live with a wounded heart”)


V Devagourou 
 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
V Devagourou
AIIMS, New Delhi
India

The first ever successful cardiac surgery was a repair of a stab wound of the right ventricle by Dr Ludwig Rehn from Frankfurt, Germany on 7th September 1896. It required Dwight Harken to successfully operate on bomb victims of world war II and to save more than 100 soldiers to open the heart to surgical techniques. He operated on 130 soldiers without a single fatality. This article recalls these two moments of cardiac surgery.


How to cite this article:
Devagourou V. “Vulnerato corde homo vivere non potest” (“Man can not live with a wounded heart”).J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2017;3:115-117


How to cite this URL:
Devagourou V. “Vulnerato corde homo vivere non potest” (“Man can not live with a wounded heart”). J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 21 ];3:115-117
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