RICHARD L. FULTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; NORMAN O. ROTHERMICH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WALDEMAR BERGEN, M.D.
Through the pioneering efforts of starr in the fourth and fifth decades of this century, ballistocardiography gained increasing recognition in the field of cardiovascular research. However, because of the ponderous and expensive tables and equipment required, this method of approach to cardiac evaluation was never seriously considered for practical use in clinical medicine until Dock and Taubman (1) reported their direct-body recording ballistocardiograph. In constructing his instrument, Dock simply applied the principle that electric currents are developed by wire coils moving through a magnetic field. In practice, the Dock instrument has the magnetic field set up stationary between the legs
FULTON RL, ROTHERMICH NO, BERGEN W. The Usefulness and Reliability of the Dock Ballistocardiograph in Clinical Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;55:258–269. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-2-258
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(2):258-269.
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