Orvan Hess

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Birthday
18, 1906
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 6, 2002 (96)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1906
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 6, 2002 (96)

About

Inventor of the first fetal heart monitor who was the first doctor to successfully use penicillin in treatment.

Before Fame

His invention was borne out a desire to figure out a way to separate the baby's heartbeat from the mother's, which was impossible with a stethoscope.

Trivia

Next to ultrasound, his fetal heart monitor is probably the most widely used device in delivery rooms.

Family Life

He had two daughters with his wife, Carol Maurer.

Associated With

Like Carl Wood, who perfected the IVF technique, Hess helped childbirth become easier and less dangerous.

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