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Hans H. Hecht

physician , physiologist , educator

Hans H. Hecht, Swiss physician, physiologist, educator.


Hecht, Hans H. was born on January 23, 1913 in Basel, Switzerland. Son of Hans and Hannah (Meinhold) Hecht.


Came to the United States, 1937, naturalized, 1942. Doctor of Medicine, University Berlin (Germany), 1936, U. Utah, 1946. Senior year certificate, University of Michigan, 1944.


Intern, then resident Wayne County General Hospital, Detroit, 1942-1944. Research fellow University of Michigan, 1937-1944. From instructor to associate professor medicine U. Utah College medicine, 1944-1958, L.E. Viko professor cardiology, 1957-1965, professor medicine, 1958-1965, chairman div. cardiology, department medicine, 1944-1965.

Director heart station Salt Lake County General Hospital, 1944-1965. Consultant VA hospitals, Salt Lake City and Grand Junction, Colorado, 1946-1964. Professor medicine and physiology University of Chicago Medical School, 1964-1971, Blum-Riese professor medicine and physiology, 1968-1971, chairman cardiology department medical, 1964-1971, department chairman medicine, 1966-1969.


Member training grant committee United States Public Health Service, 1959-1962. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Chest Physicians, Pan-American Medical assosiation, New York Academy Science. Member American Heart Association, Western Society Clinical Research (past president, secretary), American Federation Clinical Research (western chairman 1946), Association American Physicians, American Physiological Society, American Society Clinical Investigation, Western Association Physicians (councilor 1957-1960, 64-65), Institute of Radio Engineers, Institute Advancement Medical Communication.

Royal Society Medicine, Association University Cardiologists. Member editorial board Circulation, Diseases of Chest, Excerpta Medica: Cardiovascular Disease, American Journal Medicine, Malatti Cardiovasculari.


Married Ilse Wagner, November 8, 1937. Children: Hannelore (Mistress.

Hans Hecht

Hannah (Meinhold) Hecht

Ilse Wagner

Hannelore (Mrs Hecht