A Honeymoon at Siemens

The birth of echocardiography

Ingo Zenger
Published on November 1, 2021

If, on your honeymoon, you tell your wife that you need to leave her for a while to do some work in an ultrasound research laboratory at Siemens, you really need to have a good reason. Fortunately for Carl Hellmuth Hertz, he had a very good one.

Materialprüfgerät optimiert für medizinische Anwendung
Die erste Ultraschallaufnahme eines schlagenden Herzens im Jahre 1953
Hertz (l.) und Edler mit ihrem optimierten Ultraschallgerät von Siemens

Ingo Zenger
Ingo Zenger
By Ingo Zenger

Technology journalist and author at the Siemens Healthineers Historical Institute