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Harvey Feigenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Medicine at IUSM will speak on Wednesday, 10/30, from 12 noon - 1pm in Emerson Hall 304.

Echocardiography as we know it today began at Indiana University School of Medicine in the fall of 1963, exactly 50 years ago. This talk will document how this technology became the world’s leading cardiovascular imaging tool.

Dr. Feigenbaum joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1962, working in electrophysiology and then cardiac catheterization and hemodynamics, but he is best recognized as the "Father of Echocardiography" for pioneering the use of cardiac ultrasound in the early 1960’s. He trained most of the early researchers, held numerous echocardiographic courses and workshops, and wrote the first textbook which is now in its 7th edition. A founder of the American Society of Echocardiography, Dr. Feigenbaum served as its first president and was the first editor of its journal for 20 years.

Presented by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, the IU Student History of Medicine Organization, and the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program.

 

Free and open to the public.  Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to medhum@iupui.edu.

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