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March 3, 1951

Basic Principles of Clinical Electrocardiography

JAMA. 1951;145(9):685. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920270079039

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This short monograph is another attempt, of many which have recently appeared, to interpret the position of the Wilson school to the student and practitioner of electrocardiography. In it the author discusses the so-called unipolar semidirect leads, unipolar limb leads and bipolar limb leads. Realizing the difficulties that the ordinary reader may have in following the terminology, he has appended a glossary defining the various terms. This interpretive monograph is as good as any of the short ones of the Wilson school and should be read by those who wish to gain more knowledge as to the purposes and the limitations of the recent electrocardiographic developments. The assumption by the author that the reader has basic knowledge of physics and electrocardiographic theory makes it difficult on occasion even for the experienced electrocardiographer versed in theory to follow the presentation. However, it is not too difficult for one to follow this

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