WALTER M. BARTLETT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. BAILEY CARTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In the diagnosis of heart disease the mind attaches greatest importance to the phenomena that most strongly affect the senses. A roaring murmur or an irregular pulse thrusts itself upon our attention. Diagnostic signs, however, may be so slight that most careful methods are required for their detection.1
A synchronized heart sound tracing and electrocardiogram, as an aid in diagnosis, presents distinct advantages. It enables the examiner to better correlate clinical findings. The procedure is unique in the field of diagnosis. Portable equipment permits the physician, at the bedside, to readily substantiate or correct his clinical impressions. An objective aid,
BARTLETT WM, CARTER JB. COMBINED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, STETHOGRAPHY AND CARDIOSCOPY IN THE EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:271–285. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-2-271
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