Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: string galvanometer

  • Willem Einthoven and the string galvanometer

    Philip R. LiebsonChicago, Illinois, United States “I do not imagine that electrocardiography is likely to find very extensive use in the hospital . . . It can at most be of rare and occasional use to afford a record of some anomaly of cardiac action.”—Augustus D. Waller, 1911 Perhaps the earliest technical device that was…