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October 1, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(14):1167-1174. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27410660003011

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FOREWORD  Electrocardiography has been gradually establishing a place for itself in clinical practice. Nevertheless, a large number of physicians have not been able to develop a working knowledge of the subject. For this reason The Journal presents a series of articles outlining the fundamentals necessary to understanding it. In the preparation of this series, various other contributions on the subject have been consulted and the statements of authors rewritten, rearranged or left practically unchanged to meet the requirement of simplicity and clearness. This is not a report of research. Instead, Dr. Carter has avoided the points that are still debatable. In the preparation of the material, Drs. Arno B. Luckhardt, Samuel R. Slaymaker, N. S. Davis III and L. N. Katz, Mr. W. B. Andrews and Mr. H. J. Holmquest have aided with suggestions and advice. The electrocardiograms and case histories have been developed from the collections in the Central