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A century ago, Werner Forssmann
, a German physician, inserted a catheter in his vein and guided it to his heart.
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The book takes its title from an experiment by Werner Forssmann
, an ambitious surgeon wonderfully described as "more forearm than frontal lobe," who, in a dangerous stunt, inserted a catheter in his arm, running it all the way to his heart, an exploit that eventually earned him a Nobel Prize.
6] Some other exemplary cases of self-experimentation in the 20th century include Werner Forssmann
who, in 1930, practised cardiac catheterisation on himself and won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 for his work;  and JBS Haldane who subjected himself to various gases in decompression chamber experiments in an attempt to find out how best to protect sailors in submarines.
Later in 1929, a German surgical trainee, Werner Forssmann
,2 inserted a urological catheter in his own forearm and guided it into his right atrium.
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Nobel Prize winning investigators such as Andre Cournand (5) and Werner Forssmann
(6) developed cardiac catheterisation and used transducers to accurately measure pressures throughout the circulatory system.
10) Werner Forssmann
(1904-1979), the Dusseldorf professor of surgery and Nobel Prize winner, also stated his ethical objections in public.
, Mason Sones, and Andreas Gruentzig, like medical revolutionaries before them, were men of daring tactics and outsized personalities whose brilliant forays into the medically unknown provide absorbing reading in David Monagan's new book, Journey into the Heart: A Tale of Pioneering Doctors and Their Race to Transform Cardiovascular Medicine.
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