2 June 1924|
|Died||24 May 1988
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Alma mater||University of the Witwatersrand Medical School|
|Known for||Electrocardiography, Schamroth's window test|
Leo Schamroth was born in Belgium and emigrated to South Africa in infancy. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in 1948. He joined the university staff based at the Baragwanath Hospital in 1956, and became professor of medicine and chief physician at Baragwanath Hospital in 1972. He published over 300 papers and eight textbooks, mostly concerned with electrocardiology. His book, An Introduction to Electrocardiography, published in 1957 and running to seven editions, was the most frequently stolen book from medical libraries in the world. He was awarded the Master Teacher Award by the American College of Cardiology in 1972.
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