The History of Electrocardiography. With a new introduction by Joel D. Howell, M.D., Ph.D. New copy in fine dust jacket.
George E. Burch, M.D. and Nicolas P. DePasquale, M.D.
Since its original publication in 1964, this outstanding book has become the essential and definitive history of electrocardiography. The authors trace the history of electrocardiology from Galvani's discovery in 1787 of electromotive activity in living tissue, to the earliest instruments used to measure electromotive forces in the heart, to the actual invention of the electrocardiograph by Einthoven in 1903. From Einthoven's pioneering work the authors follow the progress and refinement of this fundamental instrument all the way up to the time of writing. The 175 illustrations include photographs of the machines and portraits of the inventors along with the electrocardiographs generated by the historic instruments at all stages of their development. The 40-page introduction discusses and illustrates new developments in electrocardiography since the original edition was published. 40, 309pp. 8, 175 illus. 5 1/2" 8 1/2". Cloth, dust jacket, acid-free paper. Chronologic summary, bibliography
Book Id: 14346