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In this book are included the Porter Lectures as given by the author in 1955 at the University of Kansas. In the first chapter, "The Clinical Significance of Pulsations Evoked by the Heartbeat," the author discusses the venous pulse, arterial pulse, cardiac pulses, the ballistocardiogram, and various technics of recording the ballistocardiogram. He evaluates the ballistocardiogram in health and disease and states, "In our experience, the traces of the big pulse have not been harmful to any patient, and they were helpful in demonstrating to some that smoking affected their hearts adversely and to others that the pumping function of
Heart Sounds, Cardiac Pulsations, and Coronary Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:846. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-846_2
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