Dr Karlman Wasserman passed away at the age of 93 on June 22, 2020. He was one of a cadre of leading 20th century physiologists who not only advanced knowledge of respiratory and cardiovascular function but also tied that knowledge directly to the clinical arena. He was born in New York in 1927, did his undergraduate studies in chemistry and biology at Princeton and Upsala Universities, and earned his PhD in physiology working with Dr Hymen Mayerson at Tulane University. At Tulane, he learned classic experimental physiology through studies of blood volume, vascular permeability, and cardiovascular and renal physiology. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Tulane and also enrolled in the medical school, earning his medical degree in 1958. He completed his medical internship at Johns Hopkins University and was recruited directly from there to a research fellowship at the newly formed Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) of...

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