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November 13, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VII(20):557-558. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250110053007

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Movements of the Heart and Intestines—Operations for Internal Obstructions—Krackowitzer Prize—Building Fund for the Academy—Abscess of Brain from Suppurative Otitis—Cystic Tumor of Labium.

At the first November meeting of the Academy of Medicine, Dr. William Gilman Thompson exhibited a remarkable series of photographs illustrating the "Movements of the Heart and Intestines." Several years ago, he said, he had been much interested in reading the account of a series of photographs of horses taken while the animals were in motion, and this had suggested to him the practicability of securing similar views of the heart under various conditions. Carrying this idea out, he had been enabled to take photographs of the hearts of different kinds of animals while performing their movements naturally and under the influence of various stimuli. In his early experiments he employed an ordinary camera; but more recently he had devised a form of apparatus which rendered the

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