The history of the German cardiac society and the American college of cardiology and their two founders

Berndt Lüderitz, David R. Holmes, John Harold

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Abstract

The German Cardiac Society is the oldest national cardiac society in Europe, founded on June 3, 1927, in Bad Nauheim by Dr. Bruno Kisch and Professor Arthur Weber. They were actively supported by Dr. Franz Groedel, who together with Kisch became co-founders of the American College of Cardiology in 1949. Both Groedel and Kisch would be proud to see the fulfillment of their visions and dreams, which was commemorated at the joint session of the two societies held during the 78th annual meeting of the German Cardiac Society in Mannheim, Germany. "It is ironic that their dreadful years in Germany and their loss to German Cardiology helped to contribute to advances in American and international Cardiology," said Dr. Simon Dack, American College of Cardiology president in 1956 and 1957. The legacy of Groedel might be reflected by his own words: "We will meet the future not merely by dreams but by concerned action and inextinguishable enthusiasm."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-807
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2013

Keywords

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Arhur Weber
  • Bruno Kisch
  • Franz M. Groedel
  • German Cardiac Society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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