MAS Ahmed and Victoria Turnock

The history of the stethoscope

Chris Arthur

Matters of the heart

Carrie Barron

Character, genius, and a missing person in medicine

Riccardo Benvenuto and Maria Serratto-Benvenuto

Saving hearts and art

Emily Boyle

The heart of Giselle

Frank Buchar

Heart to heart

Joseph Burns and Yehuda Shapir

Richard J. Bing: reflecting on a century of creativity and innovation

George Dunea

William Withering and the foxglove

Jean Corvisart: Napoleon’s physician

Sir James Mackenzie — 1853-1925

Sir Thomas Lewis: the promise of electrocardiography

Clifford Allbutt

Paul Wood: In Memoriam

Graham Steell of the murmur

Austin Flint: eminent American physician

Michael Servetus (ca.1511-1553)

Andrea Cesalpino ca.1520–1603

Realdo Colombo (ca.1515-1559)
Ibn al-Nafis and the pulmonary circulation
Dominic Corrigan (1802-1880)
Cecil Rhodes: The man with a hole in his heart

Daniel M. Gelfman

Remembering Sir Thomas Lewis’ contribution to understanding heart failure

Daniel M. Gelfman and Thad E. Wilson

The importance of the “The David Sign”

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi

Of metaphoric hearts

Victor Grech

The heart in Star Trek

Richard de Grijs and Daniel Vuillermin

Measure of the heart: Santorio Santorio and the Pulsilogium

Jason J. Han

Coronary moments: reflections on the impossible anastomosis

Janice Kehler and Chris Kehler

Grokking: Cardiac rehabilitation by another name

Philip R. Liebson

René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec and the stethoscope

William Harvey

Willem Einthoven and the string galvanometer

The First Russian Revolution: 1905-1913

James Bryan Herrick

Lewis Atterbury Conner: cofounder of the American Heart Association

The early history of anticoagulants: 1915–1948

The electrocardiographic diagnosis of myocardial ischemia and infarction: 1917-1942

Cournand and Richards: pioneers in cardiopulmonary physiology

Adrian Kantrowitz: the IABA and the LVAD

Christiaan Barnard and the first heart transplant

Dr. Robert E. Gross and first operations in cardiovascular surgery

Samuel A. Levine

Paul Dudley White

Donatella Lippi, Giuseppe Mascia, and Luigi Padeletti

The pulsilogium and the diagnosis of love sickness

Matko Marusic

Coronary heart disease

Jeremy Parker

Raymond de Vieussens

Jimmy Tam Huy Pham

John Brereton Barlow: The “Mitral Valve” Cardiologist

Harold James Charles (Jeremy) Swan: the man behind the “sailing catheter”

Michael Potts

A theologian answers questions about the heart: St. Thomas Aquinas’ De Motu Cordis

Mahesh Raju

Andreas Roland Gruentzig

Fiona Robertson

The stethoscope

Stuart Rosenbush

Defibrillation and Treadmill

Ramin Sam

History of endocarditis

Terry Wahls

The vaudeville revue

Daly Walker


Göran Wettrell

Maude Abbott and the early rise of pediatric cardiology

Echocardiogram: the first ultrasound picture of the moving heart
Early clinical and molecular discoveries in Long QT Syndrome
Jean-Baptiste de Sénac and his early textbook on cardiology
Two giants in thoracic surgery: Clarence Crafoord and Åke Senning WIN ’23


Paul Wood on history-taking
William Heberden on angina pectoris, 1772 

Human heart in Descartes’s De Homine
William Harvey before King Charles I