Dr. Ludwig Rehn

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The first successful surgery of the heart was by performed on September 7, 1896 without any complications by a German surgeon Dr. Ludwig Rehn at Frankfurt, who had managed to write history by repairing a stab wound to a patient’s right ventricle, which is one of two large chambers that collect and expel blood received from an atrium towards the peripheral beds within the body and lungs.

Ludwig Wilhelm Carl Rehn  was a German surgeon. Rehn was born in 1849, in the village of Allendorf, the youngest of five children. After the visiting the convent school in Bad Hersfeld, he studied medicine at the University of Marburg from 1869 to 1874, where he became a member of thestudent corps Hasso-Nassovia.