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Biographical entry Husfeldt, Erik (1901 - 1985)

Hon FRCS 1967.

Born
1901
Died
1985
Occupation
Cardiothoracic surgeon

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Erik Husfeldt was the first Danish cardiothoracic surgeon. He became Professor of Surgery at the University of Copenhagen and was the inspiration behind the founding of the first intensive care unit in the world in Copenhagen in 1953. During the second world war he had been active in the Danish underground movement to save Jewish citizens from persecution. He was awarded the honorary FRCS in 1967 and died sometime in 1985.

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