H. ARENBERG, M.D.
Ever since the discovery of the heart sounds by Harvey in 1626, there must have been a desire for their graphic representation on the printed page. For, according to Orías and Braun-Menéndez1 the skeptics of that day denied the existence of the heart sounds even after Harvey's classical description of the same. The refusal to recognize Harvey's discovery went so far as for one authority to state that such perfect auditory acuity as to hear heart sounds could exist only in London and nowhere else in the world. Visual demonstration would certainly have helped then to convince doubters of facts,
ARENBERG H. PHONOCARDIOGRAPHY AND ITS CLINICAL CORRELATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1607–1616. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-9-1607
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(9):1607-1616.
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