LOUIS FAUGERES BISHOP, M.D.; LOUIS FAUGERES BISHOP JR., M.D.
Hales' demonstration in 1733 proved that the movement of the blood carried with it a necessary consequence, that of pressure. This was made known one hundred years after the discovery of the circulation of the blood by Harvey, but another hundred years elapsed before this fact was given serious consideration. In 1828 Poiseuille introduced the mercury manometer of U form by which he was able to study blood pressure within a circumscribed space. Coagulation was retarded by sodium bicarbonate, a method in use today. All this work paved the way to newer discoveries and in 1847 Ludwig made use of
BISHOP LF, BISHOP LF. A Clinical Study of a Graphic Method of Recording Blood Pressure1. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:808–814. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-8-808
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