• Alexander C. R. Hammond

Heroes of Progress, Pt. 31: Willem Kolff

Introducing Willem Kolff, a Dutch physician who invented the world’s first kidney dialysis machine. Kolff also played an instrumental role in developing the world’s first artificial heart and, later, the first artificial eye. The World Economic Forum has estimated that since its invention, Kolff’s kidney dialysis machine, or what he liked to call “the artificial kidney,” has saved more than 9 million lives.

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