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December 3, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(23):1967. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690230002013a

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Reports of electrocardiograms are often made to physicians who have not yet had occasion to become familiar with their interpretation, and it was with the hope of making the reports more intelligible, and so more helpful, that the accompanying report blank was designed. The information contained in the fine print on the blank is, of course, a compromise between the statement of the fundamental data and the need of brevity; in spite of limitations, it does obviate considerable verbiage in writing the reports.

The space immediately below the horizontal lines is for further description of the technical data, which vary in different electrocardiograms. We would emphasize the importance of making free use of the larger space below the printed word "Remarks." This is the place for the interpreter to state the significance of the technical findings given above, and is, of course, best done if the electrocardiographer is also familiar

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