Cardiology in the Young 2010; Page 1 of 8


© Cambridge University Press, 2010

Received: 28 October 2009; Accepted: 10 January 2010


Paul Raymond Lurie: an innovator and founder of paediatric cardiology



William N Evans, MD



Children’s Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA.




“If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.”Romain Rolland


We link through mentors.  My senior mentor is Paul Lurie. His contributions to paediatric cardiology have been important, and his impact on me has been profound. Paul embarked on his career in 1948, working at Yale University with Ruth Whittemore, the first fellow of Helen Taussig. In this review, I summarize his life and contributions, indicating how he is justified in being inducted to the Hall of Fame.


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