1903 – 1988
Who was Arthur Vineberg?
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he received a degree in biochemistry and experimental physiology at McGill University. He was a heart surgeon at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital and a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University.
He is known for having developed a surgical procedure called the "Vineberg Procedure" which involved implanting the left mammary artery into the left ventricle of the heart. He first did this procedure in 1946 on an experimental basis and at the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1950.
He published two books, How to Live with your Heart; the Family Guide to Heart Health and Myocardial Revascularization by Arterial/Ventricular Implants. He was working on his third book, The Complete Guide to Heart Health, before his death.
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