H. J. L. M.
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There is a natural and human tendency, which is not foreign to scientists, to regard the latest as the best. We should not, however, allow ourselves to be swept away by the tide of fashion if the old style still has virtues which the new does not possess.
The "unipolar" precordial leads were introduced by Wilson1 in 1934, and they have been widely and often unquestioningly accepted as the best available technic for precordial exploration. Their use has been adopted in many hospitals and by many cardiologists as the routine method of obtaining precordial tracings. The reason for this is
M. HJL. ARE THE V LEADS ALWAYS SUPERIOR?. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1548–1552. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1548
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(6):1548-1552.
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