J. E. F. RISEMAN; HUBERT WINSTON SMITH
The advent of comparatively inexpensive portable electrocardiographic machines has greatly multiplied the number of tracings being made in the practice of medicine, and the uses and abuses now seen by cardiologists will be secondarily reflected in court proceedings. We intend in the present paper to consider some of the pervasive problems regarding the use, value and shortcomings of electrocardiograms as evidence.1 As a preliminary step, it would seem wise to consider the nature and source of cardiac litigation, and certain legal principles which orientate the problem of proof.
RISEMAN JEF, SMITH HW. SOME LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEART DISEASE AND THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:81–106. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-81
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):81-106.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology.
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