FRANCIS F. ROSENBAUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Nearly 50 years have passed since Einthoven introduced the string galvanometer. The instrument has become less cumbersome and less complex, and its clinical application has become increasingly simple. Electrocardiography is now so much a part of standard medical practice that many physicians and laymen feel that no general medical examination is complete without an electrocardiogram. It is inevitable, with such wide usage, that electrocardiograms or their interpretations come into the hands of men who are insufficiently grounded in fundamental considerations in the field of electrocardiography. In consequence, many patients are given diagnoses and prognoses which are unjustified and which
ROSENBAUM FF. THE PLACE OF THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN CARDIAC DIAGNOSIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:542–554. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-542
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(3):542-554.
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