He was born in Austria, but his parents fled after the Anschluss of Austria to the German Reich with him and his brother in November 1939, after a brief stay in England, on the USS Harding in the United States.
Braunwald has authored more than 1,100 publications and has been instrumental in the leading textbooks in the field of internal medicine, particularly cardiology. In addition, he is the only cardiologist among members of the National Academy of Sciences.
He was known primarily for his 1971 discovery made that heart attacks are progressive events and do not happen out of the blue. This finding has since saved many lives.
( Had published with the Braunwald ) In 1981 the physician John Darsee was transferred to his laboratory at Harvard University of fraud. The case was the subject of several commissions of inquiry and had in the meantime also impact on the financing of Braunwald's research.
In 1965 he received the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology.
- Brown handed decorations City Hall correspondence of 11 May 2005 on wien.at ( accessed on 5 December 2012)