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This is a biography of Louis Faugères Bishop, American pioneer in diseases of the heart. In the first decade of the 20th century Mackenzie had firmly established clinical cardiology in Britain, practical electrocardiography had been developed in Holland by Einthoven, and the value of roentgen-rays in cardiac diagnosis had been recognized in Germany by Groedel. In America these steps of progress were not yet appreciated. It was at this time that Bishop, in the face of criticism and in defiance of accepted standards, dared to call himself a "heart specialist." A little later (1915) he was one of the founders
Hope in Heart Disease: The Story of Louis Faugères Bishop, M.D.. Ann Intern Med. ;30:1071. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-5-1071_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(5):1071.
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