David A. Rytand, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In the half-century of its existence, the circus movement (entrapped circuit wave) hypothesis has been accepted, rejected, misquoted, and widely misunderstood when not ignored altogether. Even were the hypothesis not enjoying a modest revival in popularity at present, it would appear reasonable that one have a correct understanding of this important medical and physiological concept.
The original papers of its founders, A. G. Mayer, G. R. Mines, W. E. Garrey, and T. Lewis were examined with care; portraits and biographies were obtained. Mayer's classic experiments on rings of jellyfish were repeated successfully, and motion pictures of the entrapped contraction wave
Rytand DA. A History of the Circus Movement (Entrapped Circuit Wave) Hypothesis.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1070. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1070_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1070.
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