J. L. LEWIS JR., M.D.; LUTHER L. TERRY, M.D.
In essence, electrokymography is a method of recording the repeated pulsating motions exhibited by the heart and great vessels. A photosensitive tube is used to pick up variations in the light emitted by a fluoroscopic screen placed over the border of the cardiovascular stripe.
The device, in its present form, was originally developed during the war years with the hope of obtaining an apparatus which might be applicable to mass screening technics in the investigation of heart disease. Although many individuals contributed ideas and suggestions for its development, Drs. B. R. Boone, G. C. Henny, and W. Edward Chamberlain are
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LEWIS JL, TERRY LL. ELECTROKYMOGRAPHY—AN APPRAISAL OF ITS PRESENT CLINICAL STATUS(ELECTROKYMOGRAPHY—AN APPRAISAL OF ITS PRESENT CLINICAL STATUS*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:36–51. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-1-36
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(1):36-51.
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