HAROLD N. SEGALL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
While working on a project from which he would derive his thesis for the doctorate in medical science, Korotkoff discovered the auscultatory method for measuring systolic and diastolic arterial pressure levels. A few students of clinical methods and of arterial pressure have manifested an interest in the history of this discovery. W. H. Lewis, Jr. (1) in his article on the evolution of clinical sphygmomanometry quoted the entire communication that Korotkoff (2) presented at a meeting of the Imperial Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, December, 1905. In 271 words he described the sounds, expressed the opinion that they are
SEGALL HN. Dr. N. C. Korotkoff: Discoverer of the Auscultatory Method for Measuring Arterial Pressure. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:147–149. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-1-147
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