Historical Account Cardiology

  • Oliver GaemperliEmail author
  • Tobias A. Fuchs
  • Thomas F. Lüscher


That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, is extremely doubtful because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble; both to the patient and practitioner. Its hue and character are foreign and opposed to all our habits and associations

About «the stethoscope», The London Times 1834



We are thankful to Maria Schlumpf for her important contribution and background information on Andreas Grüntzig.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Gaemperli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tobias A. Fuchs
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Lüscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Andreas Gruntzig Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Cardiovascular CenterUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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