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August 1958

The Electrophysiology of the Heart.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(2):336. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260200164021

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This volume, published as Article 6 of volume 65 of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, is the result of a conference organized by Dr. Hecht and held at the Academy in February, 1956. It contains the text of the papers presented at the conference, as well as the discussion following them, augmented and brought up to date where necessary and provided with an extensive bibliography. Forty-four of the most distinguished physiologists and clinicians from all over the world contributed original papers, and a score more participated in the discussions and round-table conferences. The result is a lasting recapitulation and summary of our present-day knowledge concerning the electrical events in the heart which are responsible for the electrocardiogram and a fitting monument to Dr. Frank N. Wilson, who first applied the principles of biophysics and mathematics to the interpretation of clinical electrocardiograms and to whom the conference

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